HGRG Writing Retreat

The pilot HGRG writing retreat will be a residential three days and two nights at Gladstone’s Library, Hawarden, Flintshire, North Wales from Sunday 14th January until Tuesday 16th January 2018.  This has been organised in order to facilitate time to begin new writing projects, progress with working through ideas, or finish off  / edit pieces of work while being in company with other HGRG folks in a supportive and conducive space. 

Bed and Breakfast rates will be £79 for single occupancy en-suite room and cover bed, breakfast, and evening meal. Hot beverages, lunches and a dedicated conference room where we can undertake focused writing activities will be paid for by HGRG. In addition to the conference provisions, extensive grounds for walking and exploring, we will be able to make use of the silent reading room library (free to join the reading room provided you complete a joining form here: 


We would also encourage folks to look at the gladstone’s library website for details about their special archive collections which are also available with prior arrangement.

Further details about Gladstone’s Library can be found below.



If you are interested in attending, please email Jo Norcup [ joanne.norcup@glasgow.ac.uk ] as soon as possible as places will be filled on a first come first basis. All interested should get in touch no later than Monday 11th December 2017 so that attendees all have requisite information prior to the winter holidays.
We look forward to piloting this, and will report back on how the retreat goes in a future issue of the HGRG newsletter