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Loire Valley Creative Writers is a group of up to 7 creative writers (novels and short stories), who meet up to discuss writing and to critique each others' work. The ultimate aim of this group is publication.

Please note that these are specialized groups so levels will not be mixed. You must check the event descriptions before signing up. Mondays are for more experienced writers and Tuesdays are for beginners.

The workshops, which begin at 14h and end around 17h, are more suitable for writers who live in the Loire region near Saumur, Bourgeuil or Chinon.

Until the group becomes more established, our workshops will be narrative, so please bring a submission of around 2000 words. We will read our texts then critique and discuss.

The cost, without lunch, is 10 euros which includes afternoon tea.

If you would like to join us for lunch at 13h, the cost will be 30€. That includes wine.

PLEASE NOTE: This group is only for creative writers.

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Loire Valley Creative Writers

Chateau de Detilly


Loire Valley Creative Writers is a group of authors that meets up on Mondays from 14h to 17h30 at Château de Détilly near Chinon. Please feel free to join us for lunch at 13h.

At the writers' meetups, authors, whose work is in English, are given 30 minutes to use as they wish. You can either read 2000 (+/- 10%) of your work or send a copy of your text to each participant in advance so they can take more time jotting down their comments. The submission deadline is the Friday before the Monday workshop.

If you sign up then find you cannot attend, please notify the organizer so that your place can be offered to another person who is on the waiting list.

The cost of attending the workshop is 5€ which includes refreshments. If you choose to have lunch with us at 13h, the cost will be 25€. Lunch includes drinks.

So come along with a copy of your writing for each member, your best critiquing skills and lets get down to work.

Please note that our workshops focus on novel and short story writing.

Loire Valley Creative Writers also organizes a writers' retreats at Château de Détilly in the beautiful Loire Valley where writers can work on their projects, read, critique and learn about the unique regional culture.

Please take a look at our website for further information:

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Loire Valley Creative Writers

18 Rue des Fromentaux


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