Photo taken by Katherine Sleadd

Photo taken by Katherine Sleadd

2018 Creative Retreat

Calling all creatives (writers, speakers, artists and more). I'd love to run a super special 5 day retreat for creatives who’d like to hang out with like minded people, develop their work, cultivate a larger audience, and make a living as a freelancer. All while enjoying a relaxing holiday in an award winning hotel in one of the most beautiful places in the world.

The event is for both those who are established, and those who are just branching out.

The retreat would take place in the award winning Old Inn in Crawfordsburn, N.Ireland. This is one of my favorite locations in the world and was also a favorite of C.S. Lewis, who spent many holidays there, as well as his honeymoon with Joy. The Inn itself melts into a magical forest park reputed to have influenced Lewis' vision of Narnia. It is also next to a stunning beach, and is located just 20 minutes from the booming city of Belfast. 

When would this take place?

I'm looking at November 2018 if I can get 30-50 people.

What should I expect?

Think of it as a luxurious holiday carefully crafted to also help you develop your work, reach, and ability to sustain yourself. I’ll be curating the content. As well as speaking, I'll bring in various freelance artists (it might be writers, directors, painters or speakers), and experts dedicated to helping people become successful freelancers. There will also be plenty of time for walks, conversations and lounging around open fires with a drink in hand, all while we share ideas and learn how to thrive in the difficult world of the arts.

What would the ticket cover?

In addition to all the content (speakers, musicians, tours and venues), the ticket would include accommodation for 4 nights in the Old Inn as well as a full Irish breakfast and dinner in the award winning Lewis Restaurant each day. We’ll also supply plenty of tea and coffee, as well as lunch.

What will it cost?

This needs to be finalized, but the costs will be roughly,

Ticket for 1 - $1200 - $1500 (depending on room)

Ticket for 2 - $1800 - $2100 (depending on room)

Some rooms can sleep 3 people. We'd simply add an additional $500 for the extra person.

How do I register interest?

If this is something you’d like to be part of, please fill in your email below. If I'm able to pull this event off, you’ll be the first to hear and the first to be able to buy tickets. When I ran a similar event last year, it sold out quickly!