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Cathy Johnson recommends the Durhamhill courses – 2017 details hereunder
We are running another 3-day residential writing course at Durhamhill in South West Scotland, on 7-9 March 2017, and have few places left (also places left on the 14-16 November course).
I would be very grateful if you would pass on the information to your writing group members.
The tutors are Margaret Elphinstone (margaretelphinstone.co.uk) and Mary Smith (marysmith.co.uk), widely published writers and very experienced and enthusiastic teachers. They both attend for the whole three days and participant numbers are limited to allow plenty of individual attention. The courses are great fun as well as being very informative.
We would be happy to arrange transport to and from Dumfries railway station, and people are welcome to arrive on the evening preceding the course (Monday 6th March or Monday 13th November). We offer discounts for two or more bookings together.
Some testimonials from participants
‘a beautiful location, very welcoming hosts and just the right amount of challenge and reassurance’ Kate M
‘neither intimidating nor too formal, instantly absorbing’ Frances H
‘superb tuition, lovely group with widely divergent experience, beautiful and comfortable surroundings’ Una C
The course fee is £350 (includes food and 4 star accommodation). We offer discounts for multiple bookings and non-participating partners are welcome (coast, hill and woodland walks and plenty golf courses).
Further information is available on durhamhillcourses.co.uk
Angela Locke writes
Friends, I hope you managed to catch last night’s wonderful Channel 4 programme ‘Great Canal Journeys’ – the second of two with actors Timothy West and his wife Prunella Scales. Last September we saw them both filming in the churchyard on Iona, and there was a big section about Iona, including Prunella and Timothy sitting in the Argyll! Both that programme and the one before are worth catching up on if possible, as they are both about the Highlands, and the context of Iona.