Writers’ Workshop at FARMERS’ – Postponed

Workshop postponed until 2021 due to COVID-19 – Date to be confirmed

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

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Cancellation policy
If for any reason the course is cancelled your fee will be refunded in full.
Should you cancel more than six weeks in advance of the course you will receive a £70 refund.
Should you cancel less than six weeks before the course a £70 refund will be issued only if your place can be taken by someone else.


Helena and Emma’s energy was inspiring…I loved that the writing exercises centred around the garden – and the power of nature – and yet it was not limiting.   It acted as a prompt to allow our words to flow… the bush of fading sweet peas, the apples…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.  Amanda

The structure of the day was good. I liked the variety of the short exercises and then drawing on them to write a longer piece at the end. I feel I’m building up a useful toolbox of ways to approach writing and make it less daunting.  I also liked the variety of voices on the course. We were there covering the same subject, but in very different ways, to very different ends. It’s so interesting – and surprising – to hear what other people think on the same topic.  Emily


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