Black Pens is a writing retreat for Black womxn and femmes. A combination of enjoyment, learning, community, fellowship and expert-led sessions where we lightly place our feet on the necks of our fellow attendees, and encourage each other to move a little closer to our writing goals. It is for established, aspiring and curious writers across all genres and disciplines.
Black Pens focuses on bringing us together in a safe and relaxing space to encourage creativity, camaraderie and progress.
Learn from expert speakers, benefit from peer feedback, or simply chill out in the beautiful surroundings. You will not regret your Black Pens experience.
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Summer and Autumn retreats
The dates for the full-fat (week-long) summer retreat are Monday August 14th – Friday August 18th
The dates for the diet (mid-week) summer retreat are Tuesday August 15th – Thursday August 17th
The dates for the autumn retreat will be Monday October 23rd – Friday October 27th
From some of 2022’s Black Pens attendees
Black Pens at Wasing Estate
Mills & Boon
Sweeping readers off their feet for over 100 years, Mills & Boon is the UK’s #1 publisher of romantic fiction. Publishing over 700 titles a year, a Mills & Boon book is sold every 10 seconds in the UK. Mills & Boon has a romance for every reader, promising a happily-ever-after ending every time. Across every romance genre, from historical to contemporary, rom-com to romantic suspense, our compelling, uplifting romances guarantee an instant escape to fantasy worlds. We are proud to publish over 1,300 authors, including Sunday Times bestseller Sarah Ferguson, Duchess of York, Naima Simone and Georgia Toffolo’s Meet Me In… series.
Harlequin is a leading publisher of popular fiction and nonfiction, and the world’s largest publisher of romantic fiction. Harlequin has something for every romance reader. We publish 11 different romance lines that offer unique and uplifting happily-ever-after romances ranging from sexy to sweet, historical to suspenseful, and more. Alongside our ever-popular romance lines, Harlequin publishes a wide range of editorial, from general and women’s ﬁction to young adult fiction, narrative nonﬁction, and more through its seven trade fiction imprints: Carina Press; Mira Books; HQN Books; Graydon House Books; Park Row Books; Hanover Square Press; and Inkyard Press.
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