18 March - 18 April 2017: Hawthornden Writers' Retreat
Wonderful news – I have been awarded a 2017 Hawthornden Fellowship!
So – from mid-March to mid-April I will be living in Hawthornden Castle, on a wonderful writing retreat. I’ll be sharing the month with five other writers, all of whom are a mystery. Judging by the photographs, ‘stunning’ is an understatement.
Apparently I can visit the caves under the castle, which were lined in red velvet to celebrate the visit of Queen Victoria in 1842. Velvet-lined caves. Honest…