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COURSE LEADERS- Published writers & experienced creative writing teachers

Our Course Leaders are all published authors, experienced teachers.
They run courses in the UK during the year, broadcast on TV and Radio, organise courses on cruises and write for specialist magazines. On occasions, due to unforeseen circumstances, such as illness or bereavement, we have had to replace the Tutor at short notice, but we guarantee to maintain the high standards of 'Relax & Write' .
The workshops are programmed to helping you with your writing.
I am grateful for the support shown by the Course Leaders in running the courses. They are not only excellent in encouraging new writers, but give of themselves in making the courses a success.
Alison ChilsholmAlison Chisholm is an award-winning Poet who has had over 600 poems published in magazines, anthologies and eight collections.  Alison has also had her work broadcast by BBC Radio Network Northwest /Channel 4 TV.
Alison has written textbooks on aspects of creative writing and the Writers' Bureau poetry correspondence course, for which she is the tutor.  She teaches creative writing and writing poetry in Adult Education, gives talks and readings, adjudicates competitions and is poetry correspondent for 'Writing Magazine' and 'Writers' News.'
Alison has been Course Leader for 'Relax & Write' at various venues in the UK and in Spain for Malaga Workshops and her popular courses 'Write About What You Know' are very well attended.


SimonHallphoto2012.jpgSimon Hall is an author of detective fiction and a BBC Television Crime Correspondent, based in the South West of England. He lectures at Exeter University on careers in media. He gives talks and runs Creative Writing Courses. He has written for a number of newspapers, magazines and worked in the UK, Europe and Ireland before settling in Devon.

Simon's courses for 'Relax & Write' will help you Plan and Publish your novel. He is also Course Leader in Torquay on his speciality 'Writing Crime,' helping you create villains and add red herrings to your plot. 


simonwhaley2012007.jpgSimon Whaley is an award-winning writer and bestselling author.  His travel articles have appeared in publications such as BBC Countryfile, Heritage, British Heritage (USA) The Observer, and many other magazines in the UK and USA.

Simon has written ten non-fiction books, his first, '100 Ways for a Dog to train its Human' sold over 226,000 copies and spent 4 weeks on the UK bestseller lists.  He is tutor for Writers' Bureau.  He has regular columns in The New Writer and contributed to Writers' Forum,  Writing Magazine and Writers' News.

Simon's courses are informal and fun.  His next course is 'DISCOVER TRAVEL WRITING' and is suitable for all levels. Come and join us for a weekend of writing, good food and fun.



Kate Walker is a well known Harlequin Mills & Boon author, having published 63 titles for them in the UK and USA.  She is also the author of 12 Point Guide to Writing Romance.  Kate's workshops can be adapted to any form of romantic fiction, and
'Relax & Write' plan weekend courses, two part courses and retreats, so that you can benefit from her expertise in this genre.

Relax & Write Group Weetwood Leeds May 2014

Stephen Wade is a multi-published freelance writer, author of 70 books on true crime (modern and historical), genealogy, military history, biography and poetry.  He has taught English and Creative Writing for over 25 years and currently lectures part-time at Hull University.  He has contributed to Writing Magazine, most Family History magazines, and many journals.


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Siobhan Curham

Nick Oldham 'Write Crime' Author



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The next 'Relax & Write' Weekend Courses are at
The Royal Agricultural University
 23-25 March 2018
 'Ticket to Write' with Simon Whaley
6-8 April 2018
'Write Romance' with Kate Walker - Retreat
Numbers are limited on this Retreat - Book early. 
'Writing that Crime Story' with Stephen Wade
 'The Business of Writing' with Simon Whaley - Retreat 
 Numbers are limited on this Retreat - Book early.
Dates & Venues to be announced soon:
'Poetry for all Seasons' with Alison Chisholm
'Write from the Top: The Cream of Poetry' with Alison Chisholm
'Drafting Your Romantic Novel' with Kate Walker
This course suits all levels.
'Writing the Landscape' with Simon Whaley
'Be a Positively Prolific Writer' with Simon Whaley
Please check this website & Writing Magazine & Writers' Forum magazines
for updates. Contact Lois on tel. 01454 773579 or E-mail loisbm@aol.com
Book early and pay by instalments
Please let your Group know about our 'Relax & Write' Weekend Courses.
Introduce a friend and receive a 'Writer's Goodie Bag' as a Thank You. 
For information on your course please contact 'Relax & Write':
e-mail loisbm@aol.com  UK tel. 01454 773579
Write to: The Secretary, 'Relex & Write', 9 (D) Langthorn Close, Frampton Cotterell, Bristol, BS36 2JH, UK