Karen Lloyd
Writing Courses

Writing Courses

New for 2021 – Sunday 11th July, a one day Writing Retreat -‘The Language of Hope – 10am to 4.30pm.

After a year of Covid during which time many were denied access to countryside and nature, this one day course offers writers an opportunity to reconnoitre hope through the written word. In the stunning setting of Hare Hill Barn near High Newton, Cumbria, participants are encouraged to use the woods, wildflower meadows, ponds and fields to find new ways of expressing their connection to the world. With its emphasis on hope as an essential human need, the day will include some of our most inspiring poets and writers as well as prompts for personal writing

Whether you decide to explore this private estate to find inspiration or just sit in the tranquil barn with its stunning views south towards Morecambe Bay, this one day retreat provides space for writers to navigate language as an essential tool for the communication of hope.

Lunch is included – all Covid safe food handling – as well as a selection of teas, coffees and home baking throughout the day. The cost is £45 per person. Book here: karen.lloyd145@gmail.com

“Thank you Litfest and Karen Lloyd for a steep learning curve on the art of nature writing.”

“With your support, over the last six weeks, I have gained confidence and established a writing practice. It feels wonderful and I am excited to continue exploring and developing.”

Litfest 2021 – ‘New Writing North West – Nature and Environment Writing Course’

I’m teaching a new 6 week nature and environmental online course as part of Litfest’s 2021 output – see full programme here; (This course is now ended)


scroll through to find detail of this and other courses in fiction and poetry and translation. Application deadline is 5th March.

Hebridean Adventures – new for 2021 – Delayed until June 2022 due to Covid

Join me on a Hebridean nature writing adventure. Travelling from the Isle of Lewis we’ll be sailing the Minch to the Shiant Islands made famous by Adam Sutherland’s engaging monograph and memoir ‘The Sea Room,’ with an opportunity to go ashore. We’ll be surrounded by a seabird city of puffins, guillemots, razorbills and more. After this we’ll be sailing north to the Summer Isles off the coast of Sutherland – all this with experienced wildlife guides, a comfortable boat as our base, fantastic food, great company and mid-summer white nights. Monday 21st to Thursday 24th June 2021. Click here for full details and to book;