Engaging the Reader: A Glimpse from the Latest TLC AdventuresTuesday 6 November 2012
TLC adventurer John Starkie writes, 'I took away a much clearer understanding of both short story and novel form and a far better grasp of technique in how to engage readers with my storytelling. This was a really affirmative experience; I arrived with a lot of self-doubt, I left brimful of self-confidence. Thank you'.
We've chosen to exhibit the writing from one of our adventurers for our November showcase. Don't miss this touching short story by TLC adventurer Ruby Cowling. Click here to go to the showcase.
If you would like to learn more about our writing holiday, check out the TLC Adventures YouTube video, which offers just a glimpse of the inspirational location. We are currently looking to set a date for the next adventure. Sign up for our newsletter to receive more information about our Literary Adventures holiday in 2013.
Literary Adventurer Muses on the Writing Life at Casa AnaThursday 5 May 2011
During her week abroad this April, Lindsay participated in writing courses led by Jacob Ross. Jacob Ross is a regular TLC reader and adventures tutor and also teaches the TLC Masterclass at Free Word in London.
TLC is delighted to hear that the experience was inspiring for Lindsay and hope to recreate an equally stimulating Literary Adventure next April.
TLC Adventures Special OfferThursday 27 January 2011
Margaret Drabble, Nell Dunn, Jacob Ross, Rebecca Abrams, Chris Stewart and Michael Jacobs, make up our inspirational team of tutors and speakers. Our writing holiday is based at Casa Ana in Andalucia, at the foot of the Sierra Nevada mountains.
Travel tip: Find your feet as a writer for a week or two and then walk on to Sevilla, where you can experience the sacred Easter rituals and processions of Semana Santa.
See full details for the holiday at: www.literaryadventures.co.uk.
Adventures Competition WinnerThursday 27 January 2011
Do you mind if we make a small article about your winning the competition for our website? If you check out www.literaryconsultancy.co.uk and see under Adventures News,
you will see where we want to create a new story.
If you gave us a short quote - something like 'My friends keep saying I've won a writing competition but I haven't done yet. I'm look forward to doing some writing in a beautiful environment' (or something) and a tad about yourself - that would be brilliant.
Do write whatever comes naturally to you I only said the above to make a start ...
Guardian Competition offers Free Place on TLC Writing HolidayMonday 1 November 2010
The Guardian has teamed up with The Literary Consultancy to offer one lucky winner a place on one of TLC's springtime writing courses. Held at Casa Ana in the heart of the Alpujarras mountain range in beautiful Andalucia, the course is led by expert tutor Rebecca Abrams and allows plenty of time for rest and relaxation alongside a unique writing programme designed by The Literary Consultancy. There will also be visits from guest speakers, Chris Stewart and Michael Jacobs, to inspire you further. The holiday is for one week and runs from 26th March to 1st April, 2011.
The prize includes a place for one person on a room-share basis, at ¾ board and is exclusive of flights. Single supplements may be available on a first-come, first-served basis at an extra cost of £120 per week per person. Click here to enter the competition. For more information about the holiday, please see TLC Literary Adventures.
The closing date for this competition is Monday 29th November 2010.
Start your novel this March!
TLC Adventurer Wins Place at Literateur CompetitionSunday 31 October 2010
Olive trees tumble green shadow down the cliff,
veil narrow terraces.
A girl sings on a white wall, watching
the blue mating of two seas: crossroads,
noiseless ships strung out over water.
She smokes kif, sips hot minted tea
from a cup on a dusty table.
Dreams of Spain across the straight, seeing
Antaeus, straddled, one foot in Europe
one in Africa: giant back arched like a silent bow.
Then we cuddle and love
and you lie back on fat silk pillows –
your lips moist with red wine –
waiting for the dancing girls to come.
TLC and the Literateur presented the short listed winners at the fully booked Free Word Awards ceremony on11 November, an inspiring evening with readings from both the judges and the participants.
To learn more about the competition and winners see the Literateur website.
Literary Adventurer Taz Shakir Creates BookFriday 24 September 2010
Taz Shakir who attended the Literary Adventures in March 2010, at Casa Ana in Andalucia, has found time during his busy life as an anesthetist, to make a book out of contributions from those on the adventure writing holiday. Below is a quote from Taz to his fellow holiday-makers. We think this gives a flavour of how things went, and hope you will join us soon. Click here to see a short video clip.
Dear Literary Co-adventurers,
The making of this book had been an absolutely marvellous experience. For the past many years I have lived a life where if something needs be done it should have been done yesterday! There are always so many different things going on, that even looking for downtime has long been given up as an crazy idea. Perhaps many of you live similar lives too.
And then there was the making of Literary Adventures 1! The relaxed to and froing of e-mails- submissions, corrections, questions and their answers was superb. Nothing was harried, there were dead-lines, no expectations or demands. Our exchanges were always supportive, non-confrontational, polite and happiness-generating! Gandhi would have been proud of all of us! In fact, the longer I took the more compliments I got from all of you!!
PS The book is very sweet and has taken pride of place on my bookshelf.
Sneak preview from our Literary AdventuresTuesday 14 September 2010
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The Guardian Picks Literary Adventures for top 5 Writing HolidaysSaturday 7 June 2008
TLC's first literary adventure, based on Koh Chang Island, Thailand, included tutorials, workshops and Kate Mosse as the guest speaker. In addition, participants were lodged at the Aiyapura Resort and Spa, with plenty of opportunities for excursions and lots of inspiration for creative writing.
Click here to read more about our first writing holiday.
TLC Writing Workshops in GreeceFriday 8 July 2005
To learn more about the courses at http://www.skyros.com/writers_lab.htm