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Literary and writing retreats, holidays, vacations, workshops and residential courses, including literary appreciation, literary tours, poetry courses and creative writing courses.
This page/section is for writers workshops, residential writing courses, holidays and retreats for writers.



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Writing courses, holidays & retreats

uk flag French House Party Carcassonne
based: Languedoc-Roussillon, France
Cookery, arts or leisure holidays in high-class private property near Carcassonne with great French cuisine and wines. Recommended in "100 World's Best Vacations" book. Eight-bedroomed accommodation has pool, tennis and boules. Tutored courses include painting, books, creative writing, songwriting, movie-making and Gastro Academy with top French chefs.

| cookery | gastronomic | wine | groups | weekends/short breaks | songwriting | writing | film/video | team building | weddings/honeymoons | painting/drawing | France |

uk flag ISSOS International Summer Schools
based: St Andrews, Fife, Scotland, UK
Summer school program offering high school students (13-18) the opportunity to combine learning, creative enrichment and action-packed adventure in the amazing, historic and picturesque university towns of St Andrews, Cambridge and Yale. A three week program welcoming students from over 60 nationalities (each nationality limited to 10% to guarantee a truly international experience).
| summer schools | youth/teen | multi-activity | English language | painting/drawing | photographic | film/video | golf | tennis | writing | Scotland | UK | USA |

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usa flag Windbreak House Writing Retreats
based: South Dakota, USA
Writing retreats on a family cattle ranch in the grasslands of western South Dakota; hosted by writer and poet Linda Hasselstrom. Windbreak House offers a writing retreat, rather than a workshop, so there is no set class schedule; Linda helps you learn about your own writing habits and offers analysis and comments.
| writing | USA |

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 Arvon Foundation
based: UK
A registered charity offering a programme of residential creative writing courses taught by professional writers.
| writing | poetry | UK |

uk flag Bica Boa Writing Retreats
based: Algarve, Portugal
All-inclusive writing retreat in the Algarve; stimulate your imagination, relax your mind and refresh your senses.
| writing | Portugal |

usa flag Creative Writing Classes
based: Oaxaca, Mexico
Creative writing retreats in Mexico with Donna Hanelin, published poet and writer; including story writing retreats.
| writing | Mexico |

 Creative Writing Courses in France
based: Lot, France
Come with an idea
, develop characters, structure and a solid foundation. Leave confident, inspired and motivated.
| writing | France |

uk flag Literary Consultancy (The)
based: London, UK
Creative writing holidays in a mesmerising setting run by TLC Literary Adventures.
| writing | poetry | Spain |

based: Dorset, UK
Literary and cultural tours and creative breaks in Britain and Europe.
| literary tours | writing | UK | Europe |

 Ty Newydd
based: Gwynedd, Wales, UK
The National Writers' Centre for Wales offering residential courses in writing, poetry and drama as well as writers retreats and Welsh language courses.
| writing | poetry | storytelling | retreats | Welsh language | Wales |

uk flag Writing Horse (The)
based: Hampshire, UK
The Writing Horse provides creative writing courses in Andalucia, with riding for horse lovers
| writing | horse/pony trekking | Spain |

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The travel-quest writing courses and holidays section is intending for listing holidays, vacations, short breaks, weekends, workshops and residential courses for writers and aspiring writers to learn or hone their craft; including writing retreats, creative writing, character development, story structure, writing for children, playwriting and travel writing etc.

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