Myth, Mountain & Imagination

Wales, United Kingdom

Aug 18 - Aug 24, 2012


TUITION / COST:$1,695 US for 7 days, 6 nights tuition, room & board - Early registration discount available
Scholarships available for some of our programs. See website for details:

PHONE: 609-823-5076 or 888-887-2105

WRITE IN WALES: Join us for a unique writing retreat in North Wales. Make progress on your book or poetry while immersed in the breathtaking landscape which inspired the legend of King Arthur. Take advantage of daily writing time, workshops, organic meals & relaxing by the lake. All genres. Early registration discount:

Join Peter Murphy in the country of his birth for an extraordinary Writing Getaway at Trigonos, a retreat centre on Lake Nantlle in North Wales. Its 18 acres include an organic farm, walled gardens, meadows, woodlands, streams and striking views of Mount Snowdon, the tallest mountain in England and Wales. Did you know that Sir Edmund Hillary practiced on Snowdon before conquering Mt. Everest?

You will work each morning immersed in the breathtaking landscape which inspired the legend of King Arthur and the Welsh epic The Mabinogion. Peter, whose unique assignments have helped thousands find voice and direction, will challenge you to stretch your imagination by exploring your personal myth to produce new poems or prose based on life experiences, fantasies and dreams.

This Getaway will get you writing and give you the opportunity to share your new drafts during supportive feedback sessions. In your free time you may continue working, wander the beautiful grounds, explore castles, hike, swim or simply relax. Whether you write poetry or prose, you will return home from this adventure energized by the rugged mountain scenery and excited to continue writing.

Our programs fill quickly. Size is strictly limited. Register today:


Featured Writers Include:

Peter E. Murphy, the author of two books, Stubborn Child and Thorough & Efficient, has taught writing classes and workshops for more than 30 years. He runs the Winter Poetry & Prose Getaway and other programs for poets, writers and teachers.


Poetry, Fiction, Creative nonfiction


United Kingdom

Murphy Writing Seminars

Escape the distractions of your busy life. Advance your craft and energize your writing with a challenging and supportive Writing Getaway. Join us at a retreat in the US or abroad, and take advantage of uninterrupted writing time, insightful feedback, good meals and good company. Upcoming workshops: April 26-28, 2013: Ocean View Poetry Getaway, June 23-27: Live Free And Write, Aug. 8-15: Get Away to Write - Scotland, Nov. 2-3: Quickie Poetry Getaway, Jan. 17-20, 2014: Winter Poetry & Prose Getaway, Aug. 15-21, 2014: Get Away to Write - Dylan Thomas’s Wales. Visit to learn how you can Get Away to Write.

"The Getaway was exactly what I needed to recharge as a writer and start the year off on the right foot. From the supportive community to the hotel’s friendly atmosphere, I left feeling inspired. Now I can't wait to get back to work on the many projects I've lined up for myself. I only wish the Getaway could last all year!" ~ Cate, Pittsburgh, PA