Writers' retreat with award winning authors Emma Hooper and Samantha Harvey
Friday 8th September - Friday 15th September 2023
A course for writers of novels, short stories and non-fiction
With Emma Hooper and Samantha Harvey
Maximum group size: 8
Spend a week completely dedicated to your craft, being inspired by the incredible ancient mountain landscape of the Alpujarras and nourished by its sun, cuisine and wine. With a strong focus on your own goals and work, award-winning authors Samantha Harvey and Emma Hooper will guide you through a course of mentored workshops, craft and technique lectures, and one-to-one tutorials, as well as informal industry advice sessions.
Extracurricular time can be spent writing in your own personal studio space in the villa’s historic stables, or exploring the surrounding landscape, rich with inspiring history, architecture, flora and fauna.
Mentored workshop every morning Monday to Thursday: A talk and/or workshop focusing on honing a particular aspect of writing.*
Technique and Craft lecture Monday and Tuesday afternoons: A session in which students share and discuss each other’s work, led and directed by a tutor.
Writing and walking workshop on Friday morning. (Gentle and suitable for all athletic abilities.)
One-to-one tutorial with Sam and Emma for each student on Wednesday and Thursday afternoons: A chance to get focused individual feedback on a piece of your work, as well as to address any specific questions or concerns you might have regarding your writing.
Informal friendly evening events (with wine!) including readings of your own work, and an “ask me anything” industry and career Q&A session with your tutors.
Plenty of writing time in between sessions.