“One of the most transformative events of my life”
“Such an inspirational few days – it’s been brilliant”
It was warm and sunny September afternoon when we headed to the airport to collect our guests for the first L’atelier des écrivains – The Writers’ Workshop, France. However, the beautiful weather did little to calm our nerves: what would the ladies be like? What if Helen Cross, our lead tutor hadn’t made it onto the plane?
As our worries danced around our stomachs, we approached the airport café where we found our first two writers – early arrivals who had sat and got to know each other over coffee (and possibly a beer or two). Shades on, sleeves rolled up, they were laughing and enjoying the sunshine – immediately we knew that the week-end was going to be alright.
Indeed, as our writers told us at the end of our four days together, it was better than “alright” – the words and phrases “Amazing”, “beyond my expectations”, “life-changing” being included among our feedback.
So, what was it that made this event so special? Read on to find out…
Photo credit: Sarah Megginson