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Writing courses at the Abbaye-Chateau de Camon, France

In November 2005 I will be hosting the first of a series of writing courses at the delightful Abbaye-Chateau de Camon in the Languedoc area of southern France.

The chateau

This beautiful building dates from the early tenth century, and over the last few years has been extensively modernised and converted into an hotel. The property was purchased early this year by Peter and Katie Lawton and transformed into a wonderfully welcoming establishment. Peter was formerly the manager of the renowned Samling hotel in the Lake District, and has extensive experience in the hotel and catering professions. For a writer, the hotel offers peace and quite, but at the same time is located in an extremely interesting part of France: not only is it steeped in Cathar and Templar stories and legends, but  the mysterious village of Rennes le Chateau - the inspiration behind both The Holy Blood and the Holy Grail and the current best-selling novel The Da Vici Code - is only a short distance away.

Photographs

               

The cloisters        Entrance hall        Levis suite           Lavande suite      Landscape

The courses

The first course is entitled Everything you need to know to get your novel published. It lasts for four days, and covers everything from choosing your market to dealing with agents and understanding publishing contracts. There is also an optional fifth day when we can discuss anything to do with the writing or publication process. The course outline is as follows:

bulletBefore you start
bulletChoosing your market
bulletWriting the book
bulletThe manuscript
bulletAgents and publishers

For a detailed breakdown of all the topics covered, for any further information, or to make a booking, please email me at: courses@JamesBarrington.com

Dates

We're taking no more bookings for this year, but the course will be run again early next year, probably in February 2006. Please check back here regularly - the new dates will be posted as soon as we've confirmed availability at the chateau.

Prices (per person)

bullet300.00        Four-day course only, no accommodation, but including coffee, tea and buffet lunch
bullet  50.00        Optional fifth day, no accommodation, but including coffee, tea and buffet lunch
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660.00        Four-day course including full-board accommodation

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580.00        Four-day course including half-board accommodation (dinner excluded)

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140.00        Optional fifth day including full-board accommodation

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120.00        Optional fifth day including half-board accommodation (dinner excluded)

 

 

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