Literary Adventure Writing Retreat 2016

Literary Adventure Writing Retreat 2016
10 Sep 2016 at 12:00 am
16 Sep 2016 at 12:00 am
Casa Ana
Casa Ana
Calle Artesa 7-9
(0034) 958 766 270
£795 upwards

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

the Observer (‘Pick of the Week’)

and IAmSelfPublishing (‘Top 5 Peaceful Writing Retreats’)

TLC will be returning to the idyllic Casa Ana in September 2016 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, memoir and general non-fiction, and will include daily workshops on elements of writing as well as a session on the publishing industry, free writing time, readings, and optional trips to the nearby market and a walk in the mountains. Food and accommodation are included in the ticket price. Rooms are available on a shared or single traveller basis. Groups are limited to a maximum of 12 to ensure optimum learning time and progression through ongoing writing projects.


Jacob Ross was born in Grenada, and has lived in Britain since 1984. He is a poet, playwright, journalist, editor, novelist and a tutor of Narrative Craft. He is the author of acclaimed short story collections Song for Simone (1986) and A Way to Catch the Dust (1999); co-editor with Joan Anim-Addo of Voice, Memory, Ashes (1998); co-author with Kwesi Owusu of Behind the Masquerade: The Story of Notting Hill Carnival (1986); Ridin’ n Risin  and Turf –  Anthologies of Short Stories with Andrea Enisuoh and editor of the Guardian Best Books-selected collection of Black British short stories, Closure (2015) with Peepal Tree Press, where he is Associate Fiction Editor.

Hailed as ‘a writer of formidable technical range and emotional depth’, Ross’s work has been critically acclaimed internationally. He currently lectures in creative writing and international literature in England and abroad. In 2006 Jacob Ross was elected a Fellow of the Royal Society of Literature and was one of the judges of the V.S. Pritchett Memorial Prize in 2008 and the Tom-Gallon Award in 2009. His first novel, Pynter Bender, was published in 2008, and his current novel in progress, The Village Above the Wind, won an Arts Council England Award.

Rebecca Swift is the founder and Director of The Literary Consultancy. Rebecca has appeared at numerous literary festivals and on many industry panels. She has taught poetry at West Dean College of Further Education, life-writing for the Hackney Music Development Trust and  ‘Approaches to Publication’ for Skyros Writers’ Lab.

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