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Sue Moorcroft at Art Umbria

Sue Moorcroft

NEW FOR 2018


Amazing that 2018 will be the sixth year Sue has run her very successful courses and retreats with us. Given their popularity she’s agreed to join us for two writing retreats next year.

Retreat 1: 20th June 2018 - £775

Retreat 2: 27th June 2018 - £775.

Sue's 2017 retreat was a fabulous week for all of us. Sue says:

“The retreat surpassed all my expectations. Freed from ‘real life’, I wrote about 20% of my Summer 2018 book! Yet somehow there was plenty of time to enjoy feedback sessions, convivial mealtimes full of writerly (and not so writerly) chat – then round out the day with a swim before getting ready for dinner. It was so inspiring to be with a great group of writers, to bounce ideas around and swap experiences of the publishing industry. And I wish I could always write on a sunny Italian terrace with gorgeous views.”

The 2017 retreat filled overnight and so don’t miss out if you want a place for 2018! Come and share the creative energy.

Best-selling author Sue Moorcroft's currently contracted to publishing giants HarperCollins. The Christmas Promise was a runaway success, reaching #1 in the Kindle chart at the end of 2016. Just for the Holidays (published 18 May 2017) is already riding high in the top 100.

The Wedding Proposal, Dream a Little Dream and Is this Love? were all nominated for Readers’ Best Romantic Read Awards. Love & Freedom won the Best Romantic Read Award 2011 and Dream a Little Dream was nominated for a RoNA in 2013.

Sue’s a Katie Fforde Bursary Award winner, a past vice chair of the RNA and editor of its two anthologies. She also writes short stories, serials, articles, and writing ‘how to’.

As a creative writing tutor, Sue has worked for the London School of Journalism, University of Leicester, Writers’ News Home Study, Adult Education Northants, Writers’ Holiday Caerleon, WriteStars, Writing School Nottingham, Writing School Leicester, Swanwick Summer School and many libraries and writing groups. She wrote two of the London School of Journalism’s distance-learning courses and an online course for DigitalSea. Weaving together her career threads, she’s the author of a writing ‘how-to’ book, Love Writing.

Born in Germany and moving on to Cyprus, Malta and the United Kingdom, Sue has never lost a love of travel. She’s managed to wriggle out of all proper jobs in order to write. She likes to read, walk, learn the piano, practice yoga, FitStep and Zumba and watch Formula 1. (Not simultaneously.)



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Please note: You don’t need to be published to join one of our writing retreats! But a retreat does not include tuition.

Writing Retreat with Sue Moorcroft

Arte Umbria is the perfect spot for a retreat. 'Getting away from it all' couldn't be easier in a 220-acre private estate, whether you prefer terrace, pool area, gardens or your own private double room. Leave behind the chores of your day job and join us for our successful writers' retreats.

Enjoy the company of other writers and share their creative energy, when you're not making the most of your precious private writing time in the most glorious of surroundings. Sue Moorcroft will be here to run once-a-day group feedback sessions for those who wish them.

We have wifi available at different times of the day for very limited research (or if you really must keep in touch with people at home!), and you just need to bring your laptop, tablet or pad and pen. Leave behind the cooking and the gardening, take time off from your commute. It's peaceful and quiet here and our hospitality is generous. Let us look after you while you write.

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