Nestled amongst the beautiful mountains, lakes and rivers of mid-Wales, The Welsh Writing Shed is a place where your creative writing can come to life. The shed provides a safe learning environment for the complete beginner or a writer with work in progress, and a simply stunning and peaceful backdrop for the established author.
Retreats can be tutored or untutored and all teaching includes daily one-to-ones with Chris Clement-Green MA, who will tailor these sessions to the needs of the individual writer. The Writing Shed has three bedrooms, so spaces are limited to a maximum of three writers (plus any writing partners) at any one time, making workshops a place for truly supported progress.
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The higher one walks up a mountain, the wider the horizon becomes. Stanislaski (Actor)
My yesterdays walk with me. William Golding (Author)
When you’re through with ambition create art. William Williams (Poet)
A positive thinker does not refuse to recognise the negative – they refuse to dwell on it. Norman Peale
Sometimes you need to take a leap – you can’t cross a chasm in two small jumps. Davis Lloyd George
If there appears to be no light at the end of the tunnel – march on down and find the switch! Chris Clement-Green
There is a pub 2 miles up the road and 8 in Llanidloes, 7 miles away.
Accommodation is priced at £50 per double room per night and is on a self-catering basis with full use of the well equipped kitchen.
Tutoring is £15 per hour. This can be one-to-one or groups of your chosing.
In 2007 Chris Clement-Green won the National Associations of Writer's Group short story award which encouraged her to undertake courses in creative writing and advanced creative writing with The Open University, which she passed with distinction. In 2013 Chris was accepted onto an MA in Creative Writing at Bath Spa University gaining a meritorial pass, and in 2014 she was offered a place at Oxford University's Summer School for creative writing. Chris has had many letters and articles published as well as being shortlisted and highly commended in several national short story competitions. She has also had her work published in several anthologies and was also asked to write an article for The New Guard Volume 5, a literary magazine published in New York in 2016. This was followed by a short story in Fantasia Divinity Magazine and Chris was also a finalist in The Women in Comedy Festival that year.
In 2017 her memoir of policing Thatcher’s Britain, Into the Valley, was published by Trinity Mirror, and in 2018 her debut novel, a crime thriller entitled Wings of Retribution was signed by Crowood Press and is due to be published in 2019. She is now working on the first in a series of crime novels - Come Join the Murder.
Chris has taught and coached her whole life, from competitive dressage at an advanced level to training police officers from recruits to senior officers. Her coaching style is focussed but always fun, aiming to bring out the best in each of her writers.
“ Your writing is exuberant and authorative – you’ve found just the right voice for the story you want to tell. It’s funny but sharp too, and your comic timing is impressive. ”
Professor Tessa Hadley, award winning author.
“ I love your often sharp satiric tone and the sympathy you create for your characters. You use dialogue well and you write confidently. ”
Lorna Fergusson, Fictionfire Literary Consultancy.
“ You can clearly hold a story together – your style is tight, clear and engaging. ”
Matthew Smith MD Urbane Publications.
For information please email Chris at
firstname.lastname@example.org or use the form. Or for bookings
Phone her on 07710229019 (signal can be poor so email more reliable!) or write to:
The Welsh Writing Shed