Are you a writer with a gift for photography? A photographer with a burning desire to tell your story?

The Writing Gym in England retreat is offering a $3,500 scholarship to attend the Writing Gym in England retreat on the coast of Devon, England May 25-29, 2020.

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We will write for five luxurious days in a manor house, eat locally raised organic foods, and bask in the seaside air that inspired the poets Coleridge and Shelley

Excursions include: a steam train ride from Painton in South Devon, where Agatha Christie’s town house was located, to her Seaside resort, where we will take a personalized tour of her home. A night out at the pub–fish and chips, and ale, of course.


Optional excursions include a weekend in London with a stay in a luxury home, and a night at the Globe Theatre to watch none other than Romeo and Juliet.

Applicants should be:

-available to travel May 21-30.
-at least 18 years old
-helpful in spirit, ready to be part of a caring community of writers, open to creating and sharing in a group.

Please view before applying.

To apply:
           $12 application fee
           a link to your online portraiture portfolio.
           application form

Finalists will undergo an online interview through Zoom.


              Take candid photos throughout the event for the unlimited use of Date with the Muse, LLC
              Take headshots of each of the 6 participants during a 30- 40-minute session using natural light
              Meet the group in Boston and take attendance
              Participate in a video testimonial of your experience at the retreat
              Attend all events of the retreat.

The scholarship does not cover room and board at the retreat ($3500) or additional transportation costs. Recipients agree to pay these costs upon acceptance of the scholarship.

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