TLC is thrilled to announce the tutor for its Guardian-recommended Literary Adventure writing retreat 2020 is the award-winning novelist Paul McVeigh. Paul will be joining us September 5th-12th 2020 at the beautiful Casa Ana in the Alpujarra region of Spain. Groups are limited to a maximum of 12 writers, to allow writers the creative space and freedom to help develop their projects in a focussed and supportive environment. The retreat is open to writers of fiction and memoir with works in progress.
TLC Literary Adventures offers an environment where inspiration and improvisation meet. You will have access to world-class teaching, get a chance to work, read, listen, learn and relax in a stunning setting which will open the mind and senses. The retreat will include morning workshops, free writing time, readings, and optional afternoon sessions including a poetry workshop, a talk about the publishing industry, and a trip to a nearby village offering artisanal products. The week will end with a series of short, focussed one-on-one sessions, and a chance to share work written during the week with your fellow writers. Daily breakfasts, lunches, three 3-course chef cooked dinners at Casa Ana, and accommodation are included in the ticket price. A full programme including details on accommodation, location and booking can be found here, or you can email us directly: .
Paul McVeigh’s debut novel, The Good Son, won The Polari First Novel Prize and The McCrea Literary Award and was shortlisted for many others including the Prix du Roman Cezam in France. The Good Son was also Brighton’s City Reads 2016 and was given out around the UK for World Book Night 2017.
Paul began his writing career as a playwright, in Belfast, before moving to London to write comedy. His shows toured the UK and Ireland including the Edinburgh Festival and London’s West End. Paul’s short stories have been read on BBC Radio 3, 4 & 5 and Sky Arts TV. They have also been published in The London Magazine and The Irish Times and in anthologies including Faber’s Being Various: New Irish Short Stories and Kit de Waal’s Common People: An Anthology of Working Class Writers.
Paul is associate director of Word Factory, ‘the UK’s national organisation for excellence in the short story’ (The Guardian), and co-founder of the London Short Story Festival. He is also a book reviewer for The Irish Times where he has also interviewewed authors including Booker winners Anna Burns and George Saunders, the editor of Belfast Stories and The 32: An Anthology of Irish Working Class Writers which includes new work by Kevin Barry, Roddy Doyle, and Lisa McInerney. He regularly teaches on courses, at festival workshops, and at retreats around the world.