The Urban Writing Retreat

Time. Space. Focus.

One Day Writing Retreats in Sydney’s Eastern Suburbs

Can’t find the time to work on your creative writing?

Struggling with motivation?

Need tailored feedback on your writing?

My one day urban writing retreat could be just what you need…

As an author of two books, and a further three under contract, I know all about the importance of getting the words written. I also know how hard it can be!

Writing is a challenging and, at times, lonely pursuit. But this is where a writing retreat can be so valuable.

I want to share with you what I’ve learnt about motivation and discipline. I also want to work with you, one on one, to find out what your goals are, and help you with advice on how best to achieve them.

I’m also offering an opportunity for you to get feedback on 3,000 words of your current work in progress because I know just how important it can be to have a fresh pair of eyes look at your work.

If this sounds like something that could benefit you, read on… 

Retreat Details

When: Sunday, 29 November, 10am-4pm 

(If that date doesn’t suit, sign up here to find out when the next retreat will take place)

Where: Dickerson Gallery, 34 Queen Street, Woollahra.

We’ll be using the entire ground floor of this gorgeous, renovated Victorian terrace, footsteps from public transport and the famed Queen Street retail precinct (map below)

What you get:

– uninterrupted writing time

– a one-to-one 25 minute mentoring session with me. (Choose either to pick my brains about writing and publishing OR receive verbal feedback on 3,000 words of your current WIP)*

– morning and afternoon tea

– a chance to meet and network with like-minded writers

– guided writing sprints

– numbers strictly limited to 6 participants only


10am – 10:30am – Introductions and goal setting

10:30am – 11.15am – Guided writing sprint

11:15am-11:30am – Morning tea

11:30am-12.30pm – Free writing time

12:30-1pm – break for lunch
1pm-2:30pm – free writing time
2:30-2:45pm – afternoon tea
2:.45-4pm – free writing time
* individual mentoring sessions will take place
between 11:30am-4pm. Participants may choose either a 25 minute ‘coaching’ session where we discuss your particular goals, OR you can submit 3,000 words of your current WIP for my verbal feedback. Should you choose to receive feedback, your work must be submitted at least two weeks before the retreat.
What you need to bring
– your preferred writing device (computer or pen/notepad)
– a preparedness to write!
– your lunch (optional. There are local cafes and eateries close by, or simply fill up on morning and afternoon tea)

Total price for the day: $132 (including GST)

For further information, or to register your interest email me at

Or, sign up here for the email newsletter on upcoming dates

Full directions on how to access the gallery, including parking and public transport options can be supplied upon request.

 Note – this will be run as a COVID-safe event with social distancing regulations in place. Participants who are unwell on the day of retreat may not attend and will be issued with a full refund, minus $10 for administrative expenses. Should the event be cancelled due to tightened COVID-19 regulations, full refunds will be offered to participants.  

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