Meeting writers on the page since 1996

Close this search box.
Close this search box.


See all of our upcoming events at a glance, and book here.

Loading Events

« All Events

  • This event has passed.

Literary Adventure 2023

September 2, 2023 @ 9:00 am September 8, 2023 @ 9:00 am

Literary Adventure writing retreat poster featuring a graphic of a writing desk beside a window

A writing retreat with a difference…

“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.”
Literary Adventure participant 
The sitting room at Casa Ana

Autumn 2023: 2nd-8th September, tutor Julia Bell

SOLD OUT: to be put on our priority list for 2024, please email  

TLC will be returning to the idyllic Casa Ana in September 2023 for a sunny autumn writing retreat. 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, three chef-cooked three course evening meals, and your accommodation are included in the ticket price. Minibus transfers to the venue are also included. Rooms are available on a shared or single traveller basis, with prices starting at £900. 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.

As featured in…

the Guardian (‘Best Writing Holidays’)

the Observer (‘Pick of the Week’)

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

How to Book

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

Tutor BiographyHeadshot of Julia Bell, writing tutor

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.


September 2, 2023 @ 9:00 am
September 8, 2023 @ 9:00 am
Event Category:


The Literary Consultancy
0203 751 0757 (please dial extension 800)
View Organiser Website
Calle Artesa 7-9
Ferreirola, 18414 La Taha Spain
(0034) 958 766 270
View Venue Website