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WRITER IN RESIDENCIA – 2015
Find your muse in Deia, a Mallorcan village that has attracted poets, artists and writers for well over a century. Alan Sillitoe, Robert Graves, Robert Creeley, DH Lawrence, Brian Patten and Anthony Burgess all wrote here, and now the possibility is yours, on a five day writing course in a world class luxury hotel which already has an artist, sculptor and ceramist in residence.
With Robert Graves’ house just around the corner Belmond La Residencia decided it was time to add a writer to their artists in residence.
Di Redmond, a top professional with twenty years’ experience of writing across literary genres from stage plays to children’s books, novels, television script writing and radio plays will lead the course, at the heart of which are master classes and workshops.
Di Redmond is thrilled to offer this course in such perfect surroundings. Inspired herself by the beauty of Belmond La Residencia and the creativity it exudes, she is convinced that this ideal location will help others discover their own literary talent and learn how to hone their skill.
“The very beauty of Deia generates creative thought, ideas crowd in, sentences are formed unbidden in your head, you reach for a pen, you literally itch to write!” (Di Redmond)
The course, which has a maximum of ten writers at all levels, will revolve around morning workshops where writers can pursue their genre of choice under the guidance of such an experienced author and mentor. Depending on your choice of subject – novel, children’s book, radio play, television script – you may work one on one with the tutor or in groups of two and three. The afternoon is free for further writing, we shall certainly be visiting Robert Graves’ house where he wrote his greatest books – “I Claudius”, “Goodbye to all That” and the “White Goddess”. There’ll be time to walk, swim, play tennis, go donkey trekking or just sunbathe by the pool! Course-based feedback and presentation of work in progress takes place in the evenings before breaking for supper.
Be prepared to work hard, challenge yourself, re-work drafts, take criticism, give advice, support your colleagues but most of all find joy and satisfaction in your writing and leave with a true sense of achievement!
We are delighted to confirm that there will be two courses in 2015: 17-23 May and 4-11 Oct. Price is 2.300 euros +vat. This includes the accommodation for 6 nights including breakfast and 2 gourmet dinners (one on first evening as welcome and the other on final evening). The group will also have some activities – going to Robert Graves house, etc. included in the price. There will also be free time (depending on how many hours you spend writing which depends on each individual) for use of spa and other facilities.
For further information contact:
Belmond La Residencia’
+34 971 636 043
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