Grrrls in the North: Harrogate Retreat

Grrrls in the North: Harrogate 2023

Sat/Sun 3-4 June

The Old Swan Harrogate

Welcome, welcome to our first ever in-person writing retreat at The Old Swan Hotel in Harrogate!

After three sold-out retreats in Folkestone, by popular demand we’re running a brand new retreat in North Yorkshire at the beautiful Old Swan Hotel in Harrogate.

So come join us for two days of creative nurturing in the hotel which was the hideaway haven for crime queen Agatha Christie when she famously ran away to the hotel in 1926 – with guidance and support from Leeds Write like a Grrrl course tutor, Sara Sherwood.

Booking a writing retreat is self-care. You’ll spend two nurturing days with understanding, welcoming and supportive humans who will encourage your creativity and allow you to nourish yourself in the best way possible.

Evening social events are optional (but popping into Betty’s is essential!).

Your time is your own and you can shape your retreat to suit you. So what are you waiting for?

Retreats are notoriously expensive so WLAG has worked hard to make this two-day retreat affordable. You can stay in the hotel itself or accommodation of your choice that matches your budget – on booking you’ll be sent suggestions.

Included in the price is lunch, coffee and tea and biscuits, and also a one-to-one session with Sara Sherwood.

You’ll be guided through gentle writing sprints on Saturday and Sunday and leave the retreat with a clear idea of how to write into Summer and beyond.

Retreat info


Saturday 3 June, 10am – 4pm (with the option to write until 6pm)

Sunday 4 June, 10am – 4pm (with the option to write until 6pm).

 VENUE: The Old Swan Hotel in Harrogate


Payment on a sliding scale. Pay what you can afford