Writers’ Workshop at FARMERS’ – 25th July 2020


Saturday 25th July from 11 to 5

Writers’ Harvest explores writing in the remote hills of Mid Wales with authors Helena Attlee and Emma Beynon. Helena is the award winning author of The Land Where Lemons Grow: The Story of Italy and its Citrus Fruit. Emma, poet and creative writing teacher, is currently working on a book about sailing in the Arctic.  This dynamic and engaging duo invite you to discover your unique writing voice, while immersing yourself in the beauty of this hidden landscape. During this practical workshop they will lead you through carefully designed writing exercises steeped in sensory experience. By the end of the day your writing will display new skills and confidence.  Read more about Helena and Emma here

The day includes a delicious lunch, cakes and refreshments, as well as an informal tour of the farm when the lavender is in bloom.  You’ll also have the opportunity to take a dip in the wild swimming pond. Arrive from 10am if you want to speand some extra time roaming the lavender fields.

A bursary is available for one participant under 35.  To apply write to

This course is open to all.  If you have any questions write to or ring 01982 552 467

The lavender farm is just off the B4520, 4.5 miles south of Builth Wells or 13 miles north of Brecon LD2 3HU


Helena and Emma’s energy was inspiring – the way the two of you bounced off one another, leading different practices, joking with lightness and familiarity and love makes me want to be a writer, move to Wales.

I loved that the writing exercises centred around the landscape – and the power of nature – and yet it was not limiting and really acted as a prompt to allow our words to flow.

 As the day progressed I became more confident, trusting my initial words and letting go of worry, that the words were clichéd or hackneyed or silly, and just letting the words flow. 

I felt lifted up by other members of the group. Writing together and sharing our words allowed a quick intimacy which is not common amongst strangers, and I felt invested in others’ stories. It was a very open and trusting environment in which to write and share.


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