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Mindful Writing Workshop At Mount House In Whitby, Sat 13 Nov 2021

Writing is a powerful and engaging way to practice self-care and bring calm into our lives. Join in with the writing retreat for a day of peace and mindful writing at beautiful Mount House in Whitby.

Writing is a powerful tool and one can that can bring peace and calm into our daily lives. It is something that a lot of people struggle to find the time to take part in. This one-day retreat at Mount House in Whitby uses mindfulness to inspire writing and engage with creativity.

The retreat will be led by Alex Weston who is an experienced creative writing tutor and author (writing as Alys West). Alex also runs monthly mindful writing sessions on Zoom and teaches creative writing for the Centre for Lifelong Learning at the University of York.

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Writing Retreat Ruth Lunch

Alex uses simple, fun and powerful prompts to guide you through writing exercises and help you to connect with yourself and the world around you. The retreat is held at Mount House which is absolutely beautiful and a place of calm and tranquillity in Whitby’s busy town centre. Lunch is provided as well as tea and cake at the end of the session. (gluten-free and vegan options will be available)

Writing Retreat Ruth Beach

If the weather is good there is also an opportunity to take a mindful walk on the beach in a small group, no more than 8 people.

Writing Retreat Ruth Prompts

“A well-run course, with a sensitive and insightful tutor and providing an opportunity for mindful writing in a safe and welcoming atmosphere.”

– Judith.

Planned schedule for the day

  • 10 am – Arrival and tea/coffee
  • 10.30 – Introduction followed by mindful writing workshop facilitated by Alex
  • 11.15 – Coffee break
  • 11.30 – Mindful writing workshop facilitated by Alex
  • 12.30 – Lunch
  • 1.15 pm – Mindful walk on the beach (weather permitting)
  • 2.15 pm – Mindful writing workshop facilitated by Alex
  • 4 pm – Finish with tea and cake.

Date and time

Sat, 13 November 2021, 10:00 – 16:30 GMT


Mount House, 44 Cliff Street, Whitby YO21 3DD

How to book

This event can be booked online via Eventbrite. Please click on the button below to book your place.

Book your place here

Writing Retreat Ruth Window

For anyone who wishes to stay in Whitby, there are two rooms available at Mount House at reduced rates. Please contact Ruth at [email protected] for more information.

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