Events at Ashton Court Mansion

Once the family home of the wealthy 'Smythes of Bristol', Grade 1 listed Ashton Court Mansion offers glorious surroundings. Host to about 4-5 events a year, if a chance presents itself to see this pituresque venue in the ubiquitous grounds take it with both hands. It has a small capacity and has a tendancy to sell out early, especially on NYE

Address: Ashton Court Estate, Long Ashton, Bristol BS41 9JN * Click on the address to launch google maps.

BRISTOL FESTIVAL OF LITERATURE - WRITERS RETREAT: WRITING SCIENCE FICTION AND FANTASY WITH GARETH L. POWELL at Ashton Court Mansion Sun 21 October 2018 from 11.00 - 12.00

Award-winning author, Gareth L. Powell discusses the unique challenges of writing science fiction and fantasy. He will also answer your questions on the craft and business of writing genre.

BRISTOL FESTIVAL OF LITERATURE - WRITERS RETREAT: REFINE YOUR FIRST DRAFT WITH ALICE JOLLY at Ashton Court Mansion Sun 21 October 2018 from 12.20 - 13.20

So you have got a draft of your story but you know that it doesn’t quite work. How do you set about turning that rather ordinary first draft into something extra-ordinary? This workshop will teach you how to cut, polish, refine, focus and tighten your text so that the writing shines and the reader is gripped. Suitable for beginners and more experienced writers. Leave with an invaluable tool box of editing techniques.

BRISTOL FESTIVAL OF LITERATURE - WRITERS RETREAT: HOW TO PROMOTE YOUR WRITING ONLINE. at Ashton Court Mansion Sun 21 October 2018 from 14.15 - 15.15

Promote your writing more effectively online. In this workshop, digital marketing expert Tom Mason will showcase ways for writers to make the most of the internet to promote their work. During the session, attendees will discover how to write effective blog posts, learn how to network with agents and publishers online and explore ways to grow their online fanbase.

BRISTOL FESTIVAL OF LITERATURE - WRITERS RETREAT: TICKET FOR DAY WRITING RETREAT at Ashton Court Mansion Sun 21 October 2018 from 11.00 - 5.00

Join Bristol Festival of Literature for our first Writer’s Retreat; series of incredible workshops designed to help you write, polish and publicise your writing. Expect a full day of workshops from writers and publishers, along with plenty of opportunities to chat to fellow writers over coffee. Save £15 and buy a ticket for entry into: Writing Science Fiction and Fantasy; Refine your first draft; How to promote your writing online. Choose your publishing path

BRISTOL FESTIVAL OF LITERATURE - WRITERS RETREAT: CHOOSE YOUR PUBLISHING PATH at Ashton Court Mansion Sun 21 October 2018 from 3.30pm - 4.30

So, your book is ready to be published. But which publishing path is right for you? Hear from traditionally and self published authors, an agent and a publisher. Local journalist Michael MacMahon will be grilling them for top tips. There will be plenty of time to ask questions yourself.
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