Lancashire Times
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12:00 AM 30th September 2023

Great British Bake Off Contestant Karen Wright Hosting Two Events At Local Writers Retreat

Karen Wright
Karen Wright
Great British Bake Off contestant Karen Wright is teaming up with family-run business Writers Retreat in Beal, North Yorkshire, to host two informal afternoon workshops with lunch.

Baker, cook and Yorkshire lass Karen has recently published her first book, the beautifully illustrated Meals on the Move: A Campsite Cooking Journey. Candid diary entries over 200 pages take readers through the fun, stunning scenery and highs and lows of the tour, while recipes provide the details needed for easy, delicious meals local to the region or country visited.

In her workshops with Writers Retreat, badged Freshly baked and self-taught: My journey in books and baking, Karen will take guests through the highs and lows of her own journey, including how she found the resilience to pursue her dream while balancing numerous challenges.

Karen Wright
Karen Wright
Karen said: "I'm really excited to share my story at Writers Retreat’s beautiful venue in Yorkshire. Get ready for a fabulous afternoon, complete with a mouth-watering lunch featuring some of my own signature dishes and plenty of time to chat, ask questions and get your book signed. I’ve even agreed to bake my own scones!”

Writers Retreat founder Jan Birley said:
“Everyone is warmly welcomed to the Retreat and we can’t wait for Karen’s events. We warmly welcome people from all backgrounds, from published writers and well-known broadcasters through to beginners who want to give writing a go in a peaceful, supportive environment. We’re also solidifying our reputation as an excellent events venue as we’re very accessible yet surrounded by the beautiful North Yorkshire countryside.”

Jan, herself an established writer, set up Writers Retreat four years ago after being unable to find the kind of experience she was looking for. She has run the Retreat as a passion business ever since.

Tickets for the workshops, from 2-5pm on Saturday 25 and Sunday 26 November, can be booked at

Event details:

Saturday 25 November or Sunday 26 November 2023 from 2-5pm
Tickets £28 including lunch and goody bag
Guests can also add overnight accommodation to their stay (subject to availability)