Weekend Packages

We have put together two packages designed offer the most appropriate support.  If you are a complete novice bursting with ideas and need some guidance on taking the first steps, we have an amazing starter kit package designed just for you.  Or if you are already well underway with a project then we have a weekend itinerary designed to give you space to be creative with support coaches and mentors to help if needed.


Both packages make good use of the West Rocks Hotel.  Recently refurbished, the charming Edwardian conversion maintains many original features whilst combining modern amenities and quirky touches.  Huge windows in the drawing room look out to sea, letting minds empty of the day-to-day clutter to make way for creative thoughts.  Each well appointed bedroom has been tastefully refurbished, all have en-suite facilities, modern televisions, desk and chair, plush bed linen and a complimentary supply of tea and coffee.

 

An Insiders Guide To Get You Going


This package is for you if you agree with some of the following statements

- I´m told by friends I should write a book, I like the idea but need to know how or if I should
- I have had life experiences that I believe there is value in sharing
- I am looking for something different to do and I am interested in writing

- I have lots of story ideas and want to know how to get these down on paper


Friday
Welcome informal dinner  
A Question and Answers session with established authors
A welcome presentation from Marnie Summerfield Smith
A welcome presentation from Clare Christian, Co-founder of RedDoor Publishing

Saturday
Hearty full English buffet breakfast
Access to the hotels lounges (three of which have stunning views of the English Channel) for inspirational writing
One to one session with Marnie Summerfield Smith
Buffet lunch
Afternoon tea served in the drawing room
Formal A’ La Carte evening meal hosted by RedDoor Publishing
Opportunity to discuss potential publishing options and advice with established authors and editors

Sunday
Hearty full English buffet breakfast
Access to hotel public areas for more inspiration with access to established authors for guidance
Light buffet lunch
Closing presentation from Marnie Summerfield Smith - Top tips to keep you going

Plus...

Pre-Event One to One (by Skype or telephone) with Marnie Summerfield Smith

Tailored workshop on the Saturday of the retreat weekend
Personalised Action Plan to take away from the weekend with email based support for four weeks from Marnie

 

This is for those who are already underway with a writing project


This package is for you if you agree with the some of the following statements:

- I've made good progress with my writing but now I'm stuck

- I've written a first draft and I need help to improve it

- I feel as if I'm really far on with the book but something is missing

- I've been writing my story for ages and I need to finish it

- I've started writing but it's difficult to find the time so a weekend devoted to this sounds like just what I need


Friday

Welcome informal dinner  

A Question and Answers session with established authors

A welcome presentation from Marnie Summerfield Smith

A welcome presentation from Clare Christian, Co-founder of RedDoor Publishing


Saturday

Hearty full English buffet breakfast

Access to the hotels lounges (three of which have stunning views of the English Channel) for inspirational writing

One to one session with a member of the RedDoor Publishing House

Buffet lunch

Afternoon tea served in the drawing room

Formal A’ La Carte evening meal hosted by RedDoor Publishing

Opportunity to discuss potential publishing options and advice with established authors and editors


Sunday

Hearty full English buffet breakfast

Access to hotel public areas for more inspiration with access to established authors for guidance

Light buffet lunch

Closing presentation from Marnie Summerfield Smith - Top tips to keep you going

Supplements and Discounts

 

DELEGATE DOUBLE - Save £50


If you have a friend, relative of companion that wishes to to take advantage of either the Inspirational or Starter Kit packages with you and you wish to share a room, you will be eligible for a room discount of £50 of the total cost.

UPGRADE TO A SEA VIEW ROOM - £35


Subject to availability there is an option to upgrade to a Sea View room.  On a clear day these rooms offer breathtaking views of the English Channel. Upgrade price is based per room.

BRING YOUR PET - £35

The West Rocks Hotel is pet friendly and has a limited number of pet friendly rooms. Subject to availability you could bring your dog with you. The cost is £35 for the weekend. 
 

CHAPERONE PACKAGE - £95


Our prices are based on a double or twin room for sole occupancy.  You may know someone that has no desire to take part in the weekend activities, but would like to accompany you to Eastbourne, such as a relative, spouse or friend. 

Or if you feel slightly daunted about attending an event like this you may wish to bring someone along for moral support (although we are very friendly and will do our best to make you feel welcome!) We are pleased to offer a Chaperone package, which is a bed, breakfast and evening meal package and based on sharing your accommodation.  Breakfast may be taken with other attendees. 

Evening meals will be served in a separate dining area or in your room. Chaperone packages do not allow access to Writer Retreat activities.  Eastbourne has much to offer and the hotel is located just a few minutes walk from the town centre.

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