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Saturday June 8th – Saturday June 15th, 2019

Writing retreat at Las Chimeneas at the Alpujarran village of Mairena, in the foothills of the Sierra Nevada, Granada, Spain.

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.

The retreat offers a creative space for a concentrated daily writing practice, with one-to-one consultations, 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 creatively explore writing, its craft, structure and narrative, to communicate a writer’s individual voice. Whether or not you want to pursue publication, this retreat
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 some 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.

Please contact Las Chimeneas for further details and to book.

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