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Residential writing course with Sara Maitland in the French Alps

Duration: 1 week

Price: £795

Run by: Tim Maitland
at The Tasty Ski Company

The Tasty Ski Company
Ferme St Christophe
856 Route de Peterets

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About the Course

We are thrilled to be hosting Sara Maitland for her Residential Writing Course at Ferme St Christophe. The chalet provides the perfect backdrop in a supportive and friendly environment with the course being suitable for both new and experienced writers.

Single Ensuite – £945 per person
Single Ensuite with Balcony – £995 per person
Shared Room Ensuite – £795 per person

Please aim to arrive at Ferme St Christophe between 2pm and 6pm on Sunday 15 September. If you are flying into Geneva we can organise shared return airport transfers for £75 per person. It is also possible to hire a car from Geneva airport. The airport is a 1 hour drive from the chalet. The course finishes after breakfast at 10am on Saturday 21 September.


8.00 – 9.00am: Breakfast

9.30 – 1.00pm: Workshop (with coffee break). We will explore different topics and writing techniques through exercises, sharing our work with each other and discussing it.

2.00 pm – 7.00pm: After lunch, participants are free to do whatever they like: relax, go for walks, read, nap, chat to each other or work on their own writing. On one afternoon we’ll have a group walk and all participants who want to will have a one to one session of an hour with Sara (we’ll construct a schedule for this at the beginning of the week).

7.00pm: Gather for dinner. Then eat it!

c. 8.30pm: There will be an after-dinner group event. This will be different each evening – on one of them Sara will do a reading and on the final evening everyone else will read from something they have produced during the week. (We hope!)

If booking with a CraftCourses voucher for part or all of the course fee, please fill in the contact form above. Your voucher code must be provided at the point of booking.

What's included in the price?

The price includes all tutoring sessions and a fully catered stay (breakfast, lunch and dinner) Monday – Friday inclusive. Dinner on Sunday arrival day is included along with breakfast on Saturday departure day. The price also includes our unlimited drinks service for beer, wine and various soft drinks which are available throughout the day.

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Course Start Dates

Sunday 15th September 2019

  • Accommodation offered
  • Suitable for beginners
  • Suitable for events & groups