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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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Agriturismo Villa La Rogaia
based: Umbria, Italy
Offering a wide range of creative classes including cookery, wine tasting, dancing, painting, sculpting, writing, guided walking, herbal tours and olive picking. Classes take place at Villa La Rogaia, an outstanding wheelchair friendly country house in Umbria with pool. They serve delicious food with products from their organic farm.
| dancing (mixed styles) | salsa | cookery | painting/drawing | sculpture/carving | herb | wine | Italian language | writing | for people with a disability | olive picking/harvest | Italy |

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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