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The Peripatetic Writing Workshop

Deal, Kent, England


July 14-21, 2017


The Peripatetic Writing Workshop, now in its 26th year, is heading to the Southeast Coast of England, to the seaside village of Deal, in Kent, UK. The fiction/nonfiction workshop runs July 14th to 21st, with an option for early arrival. 

The workshop will be led by NYU teachers and authors Maureen Brady and Martha Hughes. 

Martha Hughes founded the Peripatetic on Shelter Island in 1991 as a gathering place for writers in need of a quiet time and place for writing, plus a caring and constructive assessment of their work by editors and peers. In keeping with its name, the Peripatetic moves freely from state to state and country to country, holding workshops in such diverse locations as Achill Island, Ireland; Anna Maria Island, Florida; Antigua, Guatemala; Siracusa, Sicily; Woodstock, NY; and Verona, Italy.

What remains the same year after year is the stimulating atmosphere and warm camaraderie created by a serious group of writers sharing work and writing concerns.

Deal is a seaside community with a summer arts festival that will be taking place at the same time.




"They gave great, individualized advice based upon our needs. it surprised me that teachers responding to other people's writing could be so much of a teaching tool....I found the advice valuable in places where I was having difficulty, which helped me to move forward." Mitzi Dorton, Woodstock, 2015 


This is truly a working writers' workshop with group critiques and exercises, which advance the work and refresh participants' skills.”
John Soebbing. AMI, Fla., Jan. 2015.


I loved the writing assignments….a good balance between them and critiques...also, the interesting mix of writers.”
Judy Allen, AMI, Jan. 2014


Everyone had constructive comments and there was a sense that we wanted everyone to succeed.”
Linda Peng, Verona, Italy, July 2014