Programme

At TLC Literary Adventures we want you to enjoy a writing and arts experience like no other.

“The week at Casa Ana was unforgettable. Although I was wondering how I would manage being with a group of strangers for a week, I soon realised that everyone was in the same position and that we were each there to learn from each other. 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 TLC Literary Adventure to anyone who is serious about reading and writing.”  

Itinerary

September 5th-12th 2020

2019 tutor tbc

For previous tutors see here: Tutors

The programme is designed for a maximum of twelve people, and aimed to satisfy all writers working with prose in the genres of fiction, memoir and general non-fiction. Published writers, those with a medium amount of experience, and committed beginners are all welcome. We hope all attendees will find writing within our supportive environment stimulating and inspiring.

The morning workshops will offer a range of exercises in order to generate ideas, or to help focus the mind. Specific areas of the writing craft (such as dialogue, narrative voice, sense of place) will be addressed. The holiday is structured to offer attendees time and space to write between sessions, though writers will also have the opportunity to discuss their projects with tutors on an individual basis. There is also an indoor studio with comfortable chairs, and an outdoor patio with views onto the mountains, which writers are welcome to use in their down time. We encourage writers to share ideas and insights with each other, and have found that many of our groups stay in touch beyond the Literary Adventure, offering supportive feedback and a treasured sense of community.

Participants can share their work by reading aloud if they wish on the final evening. Do also feel free to bring with you cherished work by other writers which you may want to share, and other materials to inspire you throughout the week.

Although this is a week dedicated to prose, the tutors also love poetry and enjoy an open discussion of creative ideas – an optional poetry session, and a chat on the publishing industry will be offered to those who wish to attend, to open the mind and senses. We hope to create an atmosphere of celebration and sharing of creative work.

See Location for information about Casa Ana and the setting for your holiday.

For information about fees and for booking please refer to Prices & Booking, email
or call 020 7324 2563 for further information.

Itinerary Details

You may wish to travel on under your own steam to other parts of Spain and take in a visit for example to the stunning Alhambra palace in Granada. See Travel for further information

Saturday 

  • Arrive Malaga for transfer (see Travel for details).
  • Arrive Casa Ana.
  • Drinks on the terrace.
  • Introductions.
  • Welcome three-course dinner prepared by a chef.

Sunday 

  • Breakfast.
  • Writing session with tutor where we set inspirational goals for the week, and make a start with a creative writing exercise.
  • Lunch at Casa Ana.
  • Orientation: Anne Hunt, Casa Ana host, will introduce you to the picturesque local village, as well as the threshing circle (‘Magic Circle’), a ten minute walk away.
  • Free writing time.
  • Evening reading by Literary Adventure tutor.
  • Walk to local restaurant for dinner.

Monday 

  • Breakfast.
  • Writing session with tutor.
  • Lunch at Casa Ana.
  • Optional poetry session with Aki and an informal chat about the publishing industry.
  • Walk to local restaurant for dinner.

Tuesday 

  • Breakfast.
  • Writing session with tutor.
  • Lunch at Casa Ana.
  • Excursion travelling by private bus to stunning local village Pampaneira for shopping and dinner (the private hire bus will incur a small extra cost).
  • Return to Casa Ana.

Wednesday 

  • Breakfast.
  • Writing session with tutor.
  • Lunch at Casa Ana.
  • Scheduled one-to-ones.
  • Three-course dinner prepared by a chef.

Thursday 

  • Breakfast.
  • Scheduled one-to-ones.
  • Lunch at Casa Ana.
  • Free writing time.
  • Goodbye three course dinner at Casa Ana prepared by a chef.
  • Sharing with all writers in the salon.

Friday 

  • Breakfast and final goodbyes.
  • Transfer back to Malaga (see Travel for details).