Lesley Beake Writing Course

There is so much to write about in the world. Join me!

Join Lesley Beake at the fabulous De Hoop Collection, near the end of Africa, for an enlightening, unique writing course.

This writing course offers some fresh, original ideas about how to get the words down, get them to dance to the right tune – and possibly get them published. It will cover the down to earth basics of good writing; writing for all ages, but particularly writing for young people.

Straight from the writer’s mind and from Lesley’s own, practical experience the course is filled with ideas and inspiration from her own writing and from the books by other writers that she has loved most. Not only will it teach you how to write well, what is required to be a writer and how to approach publishing but, hopefully, it will also make you smile.

Click on 'More Info' below to find out more about Lesley Beake as well as the scheduled programme for the 4-day writing course.

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Lesley Beake

Lesley Beake's Inspiration for Books

“Books are life for me. I read them, write them and work with them pretty much all the time I am awake. My particular interest is in books for children and young people. After having published 90 titles for readers from age 4 to age 14, I now concentrate on introducing the joys of reading to children through Children’s Book Network.

We need more stories with hope, with laughter, with love. There is so much to write about in the world. Join me!” – Lesley Beake 2019.



The course will begin on Thursday evening 3 October 2019, with an informal introduction, and proceed for Friday 4 and Saturday 5 October 2019 with full days of workshops. Departure after breakfast on Sunday 6 October 2019. The price of the Writing Course, excluding accommodation and meals, is R2 500. Accommodation and meals from R2 685 in a De Hoop Village to R5 300 in an Opstal Suite per person sharing which includes 3 nights accommodation, breakfast, lunch and dinner (excluding drinks).

For more details of accommodation, and to book, please contact De Hoop Collection.

For more information on Lesley Beake, please visit Children's Book Network


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