Creative writing in business

We hold courses in different places around the world, run by different people, for different lengths of time. But they all have some important things in common.

They are always…

  • adventurous, taking writers into new, unexplored territory, stretching them, expanding their notions of what they can achieve.
  • led by at least two tutors, each of whom is committed to our purpose, is an outstanding writer, and its skilled at bringing out the writer in others.
  • held in a location we have chosen for a creative purpose. It’s important that we connect our writers and their writing with a sense of place, whether it is a spectacular setting or a quiet retreat.
  • fun. We work people hard, very hard sometimes. We ask them to do seemingly impossible tasks. But it is fun; there is time to chat, laugh, relax.
And our residential courses…
  • allow for plenty of personal reflection and exercises. People have the time and space to discover some profound things about writing and communications.
  • include communal meals. Eating together helps us to share what we’re learning and make new connections.
  • include a personal tutorial. Every writer has an opportunity to discuss their writing in private.
    Taster Days

    HALF DAY

    Taster Days

    A series of one-day workshops at Strawberry Hill House, Twickenham and Tweeddale Court, Edinburgh. An introduction to Dark Angels for those who want it, a refresher for those who need it.

    12th May
    22nd Aug
    7th Aug
    31st Aug
    1st Sep
    • a safe space to try us out
    • for newcomers or returners
    • full day, London or Edinburgh
    • price £200
    intensive-foundation

    2 Day / 3 Night

    Intensive Foundation

    This ‘concentrated’ version of the Foundation Course (see below) is held at various locations, including Highgreen Manor in the heart of the Northumberland National Park, and Loughcrew House in Co Meath, Republic of Ireland.

    12th May
    22nd Aug
    7th Aug
    31st Aug
    1st Sep
    • a safe space to find your voice
    • choice of dates and venues
    • Wed evening to Sat morning
    • price £1,495
    • sole trader discount available
    full-foundation

    4 Day / 5 Night

    Full Foundation

    This is the original Dark Angels course, first held in 2004 at Totleigh Barton, Devon. Today this longer residential course takes place at Moniack Mhor, Scotland’s Creative Writing Centre, near Inverness in the central Scottish Highlands.

    12th May
    22nd Aug
    7th Aug
    31st Aug
    • a safe space to tune up your voice
    • spectacular Scottish Highland location
    • Mon evening to Sat morning
    • price £2,150
    • sole trader discount available
    advanced-class

    5 DAYS IN SPAIN

    Advanced Course

    This advanced level course builds directly on the work of the Foundation Courses. It is held in a large, comfortable private house in the Sierra de Aracena, a national park 100 kilometres north-west of Seville.

    12th May
    22nd Aug
    7th Aug
    31st Aug
    • a safe space to spread your wings
    • Andalucia, Spain
    • Thu evening to Tue morning
    • price £2,490
    • sole trader discount available
    master-class

    Special Invitation

    Master Class

    This challenging course is held every second year at Merton College, one of Oxford’s most ancient colleges, founded in 1264. Attendance is by invitation only for those who have completed the Advanced Course.

    12th May
    22nd Aug
    7th Aug
    31st Aug
    • a safe space to blow your trumpet
    • by invitation only
    • Wed evening to Sat morning
    • price £2,350
    • sole trader discount available