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10-16 august 2024

Diamond Jubilee Year

About Swanwick Writers'
Summer School

We are a residential writing conference for creatives (18+) with a full programme of courses, workshops, speakers, activities, and entertainment. 

Each August, the Writers' Summer School meets at The Hayes Conference Centre in Swanwick - set in the beautiful Derbyshire countryside.


Enjoy comfortable and homely surroundings. Why not walk around the lake or gardens and take in the healing power of nature?

Enrich Your Writing Journey With Us

Join us and mingle with like-minded individuals for an eclectic week of exploration and fun. You will find writers at all stages of their craft, from beginner to published and established author, poet, playwright, and scribe of many talents. 

We foster a community of caring, daring, and sharing writers, willing to help each other and form lifelong friendships. Even shy ones will find their tribe. There are also plenty of breakout spaces for collaboration with others and downtime spaces where you can be alone with your words and quiet reflection if you wish. 

What Our Delegates Say

'This is the most relaxed and happy I’ve felt in years. I even danced the night away with new friends, young and old.'

'As usual, the friendly atmosphere, the camaraderie, and the courses I went to were all superb.'

'Spending a week among so many creative people is a real privilege.'

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