Literary Adventure 2019

Literary Adventure 2019
7 Sep 2019 at 09:00 am
13 Sep 2019 at 05:00 pm
Casa Ana
Casa Ana
Calle Artesa 7-9
(0034) 958 766 270

SOLD OUT To be put on the waiting list, and/or the priority booking list for early access to 2020 places, please email Aki Schilz:

As featured in the Guardian (‘Best Writing Holidays’)

the Observer (‘Pick of the Week’)

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

and IAm (‘Top 5 Peaceful Writing Retreats’)

“The week at Casa Ana was unforgettable. The teaching sessions were thought-provoking and beautifully prepared. The setting was exquisite and the accommodation very comfortable. The company was delightful. I would highly recommend it to anyone who is serious about reading and writing literature or memoir.”
2018 Literary Adventure participant 

TLC will be returning to the idyllic Casa Ana in September 2019 for its annual writing retreat for writers working on projects. This beautiful Spanish home is set within the mesmerising Alpujarras mountain range in Andalucia, Spain. 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 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, two chef-cooked three course evening meals, and your accommodation are included in the ticket price. Rooms are available on a shared or single traveller basis, with prices starting at £795 (see a full breakdown of all rooms, with photos, here). Groups are limited to a maximum of 12 to ensure optimum learning time and progression through ongoing writing projects.

2019 dates: 7th-13th September

Tutor, Romesh Gunesekera 

Romesh Gunesekera was born in 1954 in Colombo, Sri Lanka. He grew up in Sri Lanka and the Philippines, moving to England in 1971. He gained an Arts Council Writers’ Award in 1991. His first book, Monkfish Moon, a collection of short stories reflecting the ethnic and political tensions that have threatened Sri Lanka since independence in 1948, was published in 1992
Monkfish Moon, a collection of short stories reflecting the ethnic and political tensions that have threatened Sri Lanka since independence in 1948, was published in 1992.

Reef (1994), his first novel, won a Yorkshire Post Book Award (Best First Work) and was shortlisted for both the Booker Prize for Fiction and the Guardian Fiction Prize. The book is narrated by a young Sri Lankan boy named Triton who is sent to work for a marine biologist, Mister Salgado. Forced to leave Sri Lanka by the worsening political situation, they move to London where Triton opens a restaurant.

The Sandglass (1998), his second novel, centres on the character of Prins Ducal, a Sri Lankan businessman, and his search for the truth about his father’s death. It was awarded the inaugural BBC Asia Award for Achievement in Writing and Literature. His novel, Heaven’s Edge (2002), is set on an island in the near future.

His latest works include The Match (2006), The Prisoner of Paradise (2012) and Noon Tide Toll (2013).

Romesh Gunesekera lives in London, but travels widely for festivals, workshops and British Council tours. In recent years he has held writing residencies in in Hong Kong, Singapore and Denmark, and in 2004 he was elected a Fellow of the Royal Society of Literature.

For more information, including a full itinerary, pricing and booking details, please click here. Once you have selected a room, you can book by emailing Aki Schilz: