Wentworth 2017

Wentworth Castle, South Yorkshire

26th, 27th and 28th May 2017

Please note: the event is now fully booked.

We will be meeting for another weekend of workshops, writing and socialising at Northern College, Wentworth Castle, just off the M1 near Barnsley in South Yorkshire.

Image: Workshop

A workshop – May 2016


  • Dates: 26th—28th May 2017.
  • Venue: Wentworth Castle, South Yorkshire. See below.
  • Cost: £150 for three days or £120 for two days. This includes all food, coffee and tea for Saturday and Sunday, but not Friday when we go for a pub meal.

Situated in rolling countryside not far from the M1 and just three miles from a mainline railway station (you will be collected at the station and returned by a delegate at no extra cost), the Wentworth Writing Weekend is a laid back learning holiday for writers of every genre and level.

Our residences are the Farmhouse and the Home Farm cottages and our meeting room is the Arched Barn conference centre. This was once the estate farm of Wentworth Castle and has a quaint charm, yet with many up to date features. All the rooms are en-suite and one is adapted for the disabled.

The 60 acre garden, just beyond a Greek Temple, will be in full bloom in May, housing as it does a National Azalea and Rhododendron Collection. The Earl of Stafford's handsome conservatory was restored and opened in 2013, having been completely rebuilt. To the side of the great house is a 500 acre deer park.

Our tutors are published authors and creative writing lecturers who give excellent workshops, one on Saturday and one on Sunday, and there will be lots of time for writing your project and for socialising with other delegates.

The weekend is not intended to be a money making event and we charge as close as we can to our costs.

Friday, Saturday, Sunday: £150 We feed ourselves on Friday with an evening pub meal.
Saturday, Sunday: £120 All in. B&B, evening meal, tea and coffee throughout the day.

Arrive Friday after midday (or Saturday 8:45 am), leave Sunday around 5 pm.

The Venue

Image: Wentworth Castle

Wentworth Castle

More photographs of Wentworth Castle and the grounds, together with a brief history, can be found by clicking here.


Details on how to book your Wentworth Writing Weekend can be found by clicking here, including:

  • Contact details.
  • Booking form.
  • Payment options.
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