A Retreat
Like No Other

Join us for an inspiring weekend learning
the art of memoir writing


Sharing your story with future generations is an extraordinary privilege but often an overwhelming one. If you’ve ever dreamed of writing your autobiography but don’t know where to start then our unique retreat is the place for you.
This luxury three-night break will feature a curated curriculum led by our seasoned team of award-winning authors and celebrity ghostwriters who will provide all the insight and inspiration needed to create your very own pageturner of a memoir.
Based at Henley Hall – a Grade II-listed country house in Shropshire with excellent transport links – our small group will have exclusive use of the estate and its glorious grounds.
And with countless quiet spots to sit, think and write, it’s the perfect place to start telling your tale.
From £1,195 per person.
Our program of studies includes:
  • Classes, talks and relaxed discussions
  • Guided writing workshops
  • Special guest speakers
  • Private one-on-one sessions
  • Memoir masterclasses
Topics covered include:
  • What makes a good memoir?
  • How to plan and structure a biography
  • Crafting the perfect narrative arc and forming a compelling ‘beginning, middle and end’
  • How to process your archives and ‘raid’ your internal memory bank
  • How to write about painful and difficult moments in your past
  • How to convey dialogue and write about people and places evocatively
  • Capturing your unique tone of voice


  • Full timetable of expert tuition
  • Three nights’ full-board accommodation
    (including wine)
  • Luxury goodie bag
  • Opportunity for a book cover photoshoot with
    a top celebrity photographer
  • Follow-up session with one of our
    leading biographers
  • Full timetable of expert tuition
  • Three nights’ full-board accommodation (including wine)
  • Luxury goodie bag
  • Opportunity for a book cover photoshoot with
    a top celebrity photographer
  • Follow-up session with one of our leading biographers

A 15% deposit is required to ensure a place. The balance must be paid in full eight weeks prior to the start of the retreat. We accept all major credit and debit cards. All payments are processed via Stripe and 100% safe and secure. Please note card payments incur a 2% processing fee.
Bank transfers are also accepted.


Guest Cancellations: Full refunds will be given for cancellations made eight weeks or more before the start of the retreat. Refunds of 50% will be made for cancellations made between eight and six weeks of the start and 25% for cancellations made six to four weeks before the start. No refunds will be offered for any cancellations made within four weeks of the start of the retreat.
Cancellations by Us: Should it become necessary to cancel the retreat, full refunds will be given including deposit.
Covid-19 Cancellations: Any persons who must cancel due to contracting Covid-19 will have the opportunity to move their booking to a future retreat without penalty. If this is not possible a refund will be given. Please note: proof in the form of a verified test result will be required.
Date Changes and Postponements: Please contact us if you wish to postpone and join an alternative retreat at a later date. If this is possible, an admin fee will be applied.
Please note: The deposit and processing fee, if applicable, are non-refundable and will be deducted from any refund given unless otherwise stated. Notification of any cancellation must be made in writing.


The retreat will follow all guidelines as outlined and recommended by local authorities. All guests must comply to all, if any, restrictions and instructions that are in place. Tests upon or prior to arrival may be required.


Guests are asked to arrive by midday on Day One in order to join the day’s lessons. Activities will also take place on the final day but guests are free to leave at any time the retreat up until 5pm. Please contact us if you require further information on timings.
Additional Nights: Please contact us if you wish to book an additional night at the end of the retreat. Extra fees apply.


The retreat’s venue is served by excellent transport links. The closest station is Ludlow, approximately two miles away. We can arrange a pick-up at extra cost. For those arriving by car, free car parking is available. Average driving times and distances are as follows: from London (three hours, 155 miles), Manchester (2.5 hours, 115 miles), Birmingham (1hr 15 mins, 40 miles) and Cardiff (1hr 45mins, 80 miles).


The retreat is offered on a full board (breakfast, lunch and dinner) basis. Allergies and dietary requirements must be disclosed in advance. Some drinks at certain meals (including wine at dinner) are included but others are payable at check-out. Tea, coffee and refreshments will be available throughout the retreat.


By booking and joining the Master Storytellers Memoir Retreat you accept our Terms and Conditions in full. For more information please visit: www.master-storytellers.com/terms. We accept no responsibility for any loss, damage, injury and/or claim as a result of any person joining and taking part in the retreat including all activities, events and optional excursions.
* Extra fees apply.
** The optional photoshoot forms part of our ‘Memoir Finishing Touches’ package (extra fees apply). Please contact us for more information.