Writing by the Sea – A New Series of Writer’s Walks on the Suffolk Coast


Mermen, Bombs and Smugglers’ Trails – Strange Tales of Orford Town

Find inspiration for your writing on the Suffolk Coast this summer. This Writer’s Walk explores tales of a medieval wild man, eighteenth-century smugglers, and a shifting coastline that upended the town’s fortunes.  

This workshop is for writers exploring sense of place, using the past, folk tales and legends as inspiration.

Once upon a time, Orford was a busy port of cog ships and merchants stores, shipping Suffolk’s wool to the continent, important enough for King Henry II to spend a tenth of the country’s income building a castle here. Then the shingle spit that created this haven grew southwards, cutting the pretty village from the sea.

Workshop leader, writer Liz Ferretti, lived in the Orford area for over a decade and is steeped in its landscape and history. The skills you will explore on the Orford workshop can be applied to any setting. There will be a particular focus on sense of place, research and story development tools.

Each of the three Writer's Walks (Felixstowe - 11 June, Orford - 2 July, and Dunwich - 6 August) comes with a follow-up workbook for further practice.

Where: The workshop runs from 10.30 -14.30. Meet from 10.00 at Quay Street Car Park, Orford, IP12 2NU. Parking charges apply – £4.00 for 5 hours.

Facilities: There is a choice of cafés, local shops and pubs in Orford, and accessible toilets. Maximum two–three miles walking on river walls and farmland. Please dress appropriately for a day on the Suffolk coast, and bring binoculars if you have them.

Flexible Bookings

In the event of a positive LFT Covid-19 test or if the workshop has to be changed due to Covid-19 restrictions, you will be refunded in full. Just email Liz Ferretti – info@writerrevealed.co.uk
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