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Julia Bell Joins TLC Literary Adventure

Headshot of Julia Bell, writing tutor

TLC will be returning to the idyllic Casa Ana in September 2023 for a sunny tutored autumn writing retreat. Our tutor for the Autumn retreat will be author and creative writing lecturer Julia Bell. Julia joins an illustrious alumni of Literary Adventure tutors who include Romesh Gunesekera, Paul McVeigh, Yvonne Battle-Felton and Lesley Glaister. The beautiful venue is set within the mesmerising Alpujarras mountain range in Andalucia, Spain. TLC Literary Adventures offers an environment where inspiration and improvisation meet. We’d love for you to join us.

The sitting room at Casa Ana featuring a table with fresh cut purple flowers and an elegant teapot
The sitting room at Casa Ana

At the TLC Literary Adventure, 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 tutored retreat is open to writers of fiction (novels or short stories)memoir and creative non-fiction, and will include morning workshops on elements of writing as well as a session on the publishing industry, plenty of free writing time, readings with your fellow writers, and optional trips to a nearby village with local hand-made artisanal products. All breakfasts, lunches, three chef-cooked three course evening meals, and your accommodation are included in the ticket price. A minibus airport transfer is also included. Rooms are available on a single or shared basis, with prices starting at £900 per person. Groups are limited to a maximum of 12 to ensure optimum learning time and progression through ongoing writing projects. A daily itinerary can be found here.

If you would prefer an untutored retreat, we have two rooms left on our March retreat taking place at the stunning River Mill in Northern Ireland. All details for that can be found here.

As featured in…

the Guardian (‘Best Writing Holidays’)

the Observer (‘Pick of the Week’)

the Telegraph (‘World’s Best Creative Writing Holidays’)


Please check room availability below, then send us an email with your preferred available room. We will send you a secure link to pay a £100 deposit in order to reserve your space.

TLC Literary Adventure Rooms and Fees
TLC Literary Adventure Payment Terms

Headshot of Julia Bell, writing tutor

Tutor Biography

Julia Bell is a writer and academic, and was one of TLC’s first Readers. She teaches at Birkbeck where she is the director of the MA in Creative Writing. She has published across many forms in fiction, non-fiction and poetry, and her essays and short stories have appeared in the TLS, The White Review, The Paris Review and have been broadcast on the BBC. Her essay-length book Radical Attention was published by Peninsula Press in 2021 and her most recent book Hymnal is a memoir in verse, published by Parthian in 2023.

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