I’ll soon be running Alpine writing retreats in one of Switzerland’s most scenic regions, the Bernese Oberland.  They will take place in a chalet facing the Reichenbach Falls of Sherlock Holmes fame and the UNESCO World Natural Heritage site of the Jungfrau-Aletsch region, which inspired J.M.W. Turner and J.R.R. Tolkien amongst others.

The retreat will offer you time and space to focus on your writing – whether you’re completing a novel or you’ve always yearned to set time aside to draft your first short story.  It is untutored, but the options of one-to-one sessions with me and/or of writing exercises in the mornings are available.  For details, contact me here.

Ken Howard OBE RA, Wellhorn and Wetterhorn, 2016, oil on canvas, private collection

‘Every now and then you find a subject so perfect that were you to stay in that one place for the rest of your life you would find enough to keep you painting for all time.’

Ken Howard OBE RA, from Ken Howard’s Switzerland – In the Footsteps of Turner, Royal Academy of Arts, 2013


Wellhorn and Wetterhorn, by Prof. Ken Howard OBE RA, reproduced with his kind permission.

Quote from Ken Howard’s Switzerland – In the Footsteps of Turner, reproduced with Prof. Ken Howard’s kind permission.