Glenthorne Guest House and Conference Centre, Grasmere, UK


2018 QUIP Annual Conference

Writing at the Edge: A look at the edges we encounter as writers and publishers

April 26-29 at Glenthorne, Grasmere, UK


Are you a “publisher of Truth”? Are you a writer, a publisher, an editor, a translator, or a bookseller? Do you blog, produce videos, write songs, create websites, or manage social media for Friends?

At QUIP we’re all united in sharing the Quaker message with the world. Join us for worship, fellowship, education, and mutual support.

Registration has now closed.

Day registration, which includes lunch and dinner, still available at £40 / $56 (or £100 / $140 for three days). Please contact for further information.

Day registrants are responsible for their own bed & breakfast accommodation.


We can only accept checks in USD or UKP. Checks in USD should be sent to our U.S. treasurer, Gabe; checks in UKP should be sent to our U.K. treasurer, Chris. We also accept payment in USD via our Paypal donation button at the bottom of the Join QUIP page.




There is financial assistance available provided on an as-needed basis. Please contact the clerks for more information (

For those interested in staying on after the conference to explore the Quaker historic sites in 1652 country, we can arrange a 2-3 day holiday/pilgrimage centered on Swarthmore Hall. This would cost approximately £125 or $165 per day. At present we are only collecting expressions of interest – please tick the box on the registration form if you would like more information and we will get back to you. Britain Yearly Meeting starts in London on Friday, May 4.

Glenthorne was for many years the cherished holiday home of Linton Taylor – a Yorkshire carpet manufacturer and prominent Quaker. In 1961 the house and its grounds were bequeathed to the Society of Friends (Quakers) to be held in trust and used as a place for Quakers and others to come for purposes of religious worship, for rest, for convalescence after illness and for other activities of a charitable nature. Click here to find out more about Glenthorne.

The Lake District, also known as the Lakes or Lakeland, is a mountainous region in Northwest England. Famous for its lakes, forests and mountains (or fells) and its associations with the early 19th century writings of William Wordsworth and the other Lake Poets, Beatrix Potter and John Ruskin was designated as a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 2017.

Quakers Uniting in Publications, begun informally in 1983 by a small group of Quaker publishers and booksellers, is now an international network of over 50 Friends organizations and individuals concerned with the ministry of the written word.