Mercury Writers Barn

A four-night retreat for female writers of musical theatre to connect, find creative inspiration, and develop their craft at a beautiful rural location in Shoreham, Kent. Created in association with Find Your Light Retreat and taking place Monday 17th to Friday 21st April 2023

Click here for the Info Pack  

What does it entail? 

  • Structured learning from inspiring professionals 
  • Time to reflect on your career and craft 
  • Time spent in a beautiful rural environment 
  • Communal home-cooked meals 
  • Forming connections with other women writers and building a valuable network 

How much does it cost? 

The Mercury Writers Barn is offered free to female-identifying members of MMD, thanks to support from the Jane Goodman Charitable Trust. Participants will be asked to pay a deposit of £150 to secure their place which is refunded at the end of the week.  

How do I apply? 

Click the link below to complete an application form. Applications close on 6th February and we hope to get back to everyone in w/c 13th February. Places are limited and MMD and Find Your Light staff will have short, informal conversations with shortlisted applicants.  

Can I also apply for the Jane Goodman Writing Fund if I’m applying for this? 

Yes. Depending on the number of applications we receive we may try to spread out the opportunities granted, to benefit as many members as possible. If you are applying to both and feel much more strongly about one over the other, do let us know.