Posts Tagged ‘Literary Adventures’
In October 2012, TLC offers another opportunity to join our writing tutors in a prime location for creative writing in the foothills of the Spanish Sierra Nevada. October 6th – 12th 2012, TLC will provide a week long intensive creative writing course in Andalucia and accommodation at Casa Ana. Writer and mentor Jacob Ross is returning for a second time to Andalucia and will lead the writing courses along with TLC director Rebecca Swift. Click here to find out more about Jacob Ross.
We still have rooms available, so don’t miss out on your chance to explore your creative writing abilities and be guided by TLC’s straightforward and honest standards for helping writers develop their skills. Click here to read Literary Adventurer Lindsay Waller Wilkinson’s blog about her experiences during the TLC holiday in 2011.
Literary Adventurer Lindsay Waller Wilkinson joined TLC at Casa Ana for the second week of our writing holiday. In her blog she writes “I feel like a tap that has been lying dormant, neglected, for a long time. It has just been turned on and at first the water runs impure, a dirty brown. I know that I have to write it out, write through it and gradually there will be a cleansing, the quality will improve as I learn. I said- I am here to learn the craft of writing. I believe there is a craft and much can be learnt. I now understand there is also a craft in reading. Thank you Jacob.”
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.
Answer one simple question and you could be on your way to a literary adventure in Spain.
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!
Denise Larking Coste, one of our literary adventurers, was long listed for the poetry section of the literateur competition. In addition to being long-listed, several of her poems have been put forward for the showcase section of the TLC website. One of these, gives a wonderful flavour of romance and holiday. We thought you might like to see it in full:
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.
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.
Looking for a writing getaway?
If you’re interested in finding out more about our Literary Adventure holidays being run next March and April please contact our office at firstname.lastname@example.org.
For a ‘sneak’ preview check out our YouTube videos from our Spanish holiday in May this year:
“For a writing masterclass with a difference, sign up to TLC Literary Adventures”
“Pick of the Week” – Observer
The Guardian voted TLC’s first Literary Adventure as on of the top five writing holidays.
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.