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2019 Milford Writers' Retreat
After a very chilly Milford Writers' Retreat at Trigonos, in February/March 2018, the weather gods were kind to us on this year's retreat from 5th - 12th May. Yes it was Sunday to Sunday because it was the only available week Trigonos had, but we're back to Saturday to Saturday from 2020 onwards. No critiquing sessions, just time to write without interruption. There were thirteen of us this year and we had a hugely productive week.
Left to right: Back row: Trevor Jones, Guy T Martland, Ian Creasey, Al Robertson
We had a lovely week with a great mix of people. Everyone said how productive it was for them. Catie Murphy wrote so many words that we now describe word counts in 'murphys'. Most of us were delighted to produce a fraction of a murphy.
Trigonos looked after us very well. There have been some staff changes. Farewell to Branwen (who has left) and Richard (who is still involved, but is stepping back). Their roles have been taken by Kayleigh and Lowri, but as usual Trigonos staff are an effective team, whether in the kitchen or the office or the grounds.
Coffee breaks and mealtimes were very sociable and there were usually some of us gathering in the library after dinner, though some people chose to write in the evenings as well. Nevertheless, a decent amount of wine and spirits was consumed and the world was put to rights. There was, of course, a lot of writing talk.
Clockwise around the table from left to right: Dolly, Liz Williams, Phil, Al, Catie, Leah, Jacey, Jim and Liz Sourbutt.
Next year we're holding the retreat in June (because by the time we booked, all the complete May weeks were gone) but in 2021 and 2022 we've already booked a mid-May week. See here for booking details.
Dolly Garland says:
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Here are some quotes taken out of context, just because we can.
They hit the banana reset button. - Phil
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