Mothers Who Write: Retreat

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A four night boutique writing retreat for mothers in the foothills of Snowdonia:

27 November - 1 December 2019 (Only 1 place available)
24 - 28 February 2020 SOLD OUT

A life-changing three days.” Clover Stroud

A tranquil and inspiring retreat; a place to make progress on your writing project, meet that deadline, crack that difficult rewrite and recharge your creative batteries with a small group of four experienced writers who happen to be mothers.

Hosted by me, Rebecca Schiller (author, journalist and founder of the human rights in childbirth charity Birthrights), the Mothers Who Write Retreat promises:

  • peace, quiet and a lie-in (if you want one)

  • a chance to be nurtured, cooked for and listened to

  • a break from your day job and caring responsibilities

  • structured writing sessions and goal-setting

  • peer support and feedback from other writers

  • frank discussion of the opportunities and difficulties that combining writing with parenting can bring

  • a host with expertise in women’s rights, maternity rights, equality, the lived experience of motherhood and mothers’ mental health…

  • who also knows a thing or two about nurturing mothers (given my previous career as a doula)

  • luxurious accommodation and glorious gardens

  • walks, wine drinking (BYO), fireside chats

  • stunning North Wales scenery

  • all meals, cakes, fruit, hot and soft drinks provided

  • your own double or king room

Who is it for?

I’m hoping to host more retreats to cater to different groups so sign-up to my mailing list to be the first to know about future dates. In order to facilitate a like-minded group with similar needs this retreat is for:

  • writers who are mothers/parents

  • writers working on a significant project (e.g. fiction/non-fiction book, book proposal, long-form article)

  • writers who have some previous professional writing experience


  • Arrive after 4pm on 27 November

  • Depart by 10.30am on 1 December

  • Location: Abergeirw, Gwynedd, North Wales

  • Directions/travel information: the house is 20 minutes drive from the town of Dolgellau, approximately 2.5 hours drive from Birmingham and approximately 4.5 hours drive from London. The nearest train station is Machynlleth: 4 hours from London Euston or 2 hours 20 mins from Birmingham New Street. Lift shares will be organised if possible. Train station pick up possible.


  • Double room, shared writing space, full-board (alcohol not provided): £450 (1 available)

  • King bed with own woodburning stove, private writing space in your room, full-board (alcohol not provided): £550 (SOLD OUT)

How to book

Please fill in the enquiry form at the top of this page if you’d like more information or to book a place.