Writers’ retreat, June 10th – 17th 2023

At Las Chimeneas (click on link to book) in the Alpujarra mountains of Granada, Southern Spain.

“Harriet Griffey offers beginners and experienced writers creative space to write, one-to-one feedback, and group opportunities to share and discuss their process.” – The Guardian

Take time out to explore, develop and craft your own writing practice on retreat at this beautiful and peaceful Spanish location, epitomised by Bloomsbury writer Gerald Brenan in his 1957 literary memoir South from Granada.

Whether you are completely new to writing or trying to develop or complete a piece of work, this retreat offers a creative space for a concentrated daily writing practice, with one-to-one feedback, and group opportunities to share and discuss writing development. Whether you want to focus on memoir, fiction or non-fiction writing, poetry or prose, this retreat provides an opportunity to create the time and space to focus on your own writing.

Prior to the retreat, each participant will be invited to submit a piece of writing along with an outline of their individual aims for the week, in order to develop, extend or problem solve some aspect of their writing practice.

The provision of a supported environment at Las Chimeneas allows the freedom to write, whether or not you want to pursue publication, and can provide either a first step into committed writing or a final push to completion.

The location offers a tranquil space in beautiful dwellings, with home-baked bread and delicious meals produced from the abundant local produce. There is a small pool in a relaxing courtyard, free Wifi connection in most areas of the accommodation, good connections via Almeria and Malaga airports, plus all the benefit of experienced hosts David and Emma who have lived in the area for over 20 years.

If there is a book you want to read, but it hasn’t been written yet,
you must be the one to write it.
Toni Morrison