Why attend Swanwick Writers' Summer School?
Swanwick is famous for its high-quality programme of talks, courses, workshops and extra-curricular activities. "The magic of Swanwick" is legendary, but don't just take our word for it.
Here's what some of our previous speakers and tutors have said:
“There’s something special about the atmosphere at Swanwick – why else would people come back year after year? It’s huge fun, highly stimulating, and of course famously friendly – I had a wonderful time and would recommend it to anyone.”
- Deborah Moggach (Guest Speaker 2013)
"The standard of writer at Swanwick is better than many others I’ve been to: you clearly foster a sense of professionalism and support."
- Meg Davis, Literary agent (Guest Speaker and tutor)
"One huge THANK YOU from me for making Swanwick such a wonderful, lovely, happy experience. I loved every minute of it, was overwhelmed by the feeling of friendship - and simply stunned by the fun of it all."
- Christina Jones (Guest Speaker 2010)
"I was hugely impressed with everything about Swanwick - the glorious setting, the very well run events, but above all else, the true passion for writing and writers that is at its very heart. I loved every minute of my time, had a truly fantastic audience, and look forward hugely to returning one day - soon!"
- Peter James (Guest Speaker 2011)
"I came to Swanwick three years ago as a guest speaker and had such a fab time, I begged them to ask me back! And they said 'Yes!' Come prepared to meet lovely people and have a lot of fun in lovely surroundings. Just as important, you'll leave a better writer than when you arrived, your head buzzing with new information, ideas and top tips."
- Steve Hartley (Guest Speaker 2011, Children's Fiction tutor 2011-2014)
"Swanwick is a very special experience for all writers – participants and facilitators alike. It was a pleasure and a privilege to be able to contribute to the Swanwick week."
- Dr Debjani Chatterjee, MBE (Specialist poetry tutor 2013)
"I had a really great time at Swanwick – notwithstanding the nerves! You were lovely hosts and the whole thing has a really friendly atmosphere."
Jon Wood, Publisher (Orion Books) (Guest speaker and panellist 2013)
"I have very happy memories of speaking at Swanwick and send you warm good wishes for a successful and enjoyable Summer School."
- PD James
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