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                                             Andalucia, Spain Write Away Residency Overview 

Dive into the delights of sunny Spain for an inspiring three-week Springtime Writers Retreat in the heart of alluring Andalucia, Spain.  A select group of Residents will inhabit private houses in this stunning and entirely private Spanish hamlet set atop an Anducian hilltop overlooking the stunning scenery of the rolling hills and mountains and a beautiful lake - an truly idyllic setting for stimulating Creative Writing Workshops, literary sessions, stunning views and fantastic locally-sourced and prepared foods and wines to further whet your appetite for a truly stellar Spanish Creative Writing Retreat experience.

Professional & Personal Attention for All Writers: In addition to our regular staff of published Write Away facilitators & Mentors, we'll be welcoming additional special guest lecturers for fiction & narrative non-fiction, including international bestselling author Tony Hawks.

Andalucia, Spain Creative Writing Retreat                           Dates:  Next Spain Retreat, Spring 2018


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                                   Tony Hawks is the international bestselling                                    author of six books as well as a successful                                   comedian. His international bestseller Round Ireland with a Fridge -  the story of his absurd quest to hitch round the circumference of Ireland within a month... with a fridge. After being serialised on Radio 4, the book became a top 10 Sunday Times bestseller.   It has sold over 900,000 copies worldwide and has been translated into numerous languages.

Tony has written five other books, Playing the Moldovans at Tennis (also serialised on BBC R4 and shortlisted for both the Samuel Johnson Prize (2000) for non-fiction writing and the Bollinger Everyman Wodehouse Prize (2000), One Hit Wonderland, A Piano in the Pyrenees, and The Fridgehiker's Guide To Life. His latest book, Once Upon A Time In The West...country, tells the story of how he and his partner Fran uproot from London and settle in a small Devonian village, and attempt to integrate themselves, was released in 2015.

In addition to his writing, Tony frequently makes  appearances on top TV, radio programs and Writing Conferences and is active in charity efforts. He hosted The British Book Awards (The Nibbies) for three consecutive years, and has appeared on QIHave I Got News For You, They Think It’s All Over, A Bit of Fry and Laurie and Red Dwarf - and is a regular guest on radio 4’s top comedy programmes Just a Minute, and I’m Sorry I Haven’t A Clue and The Unbelievable Truth.

He recently produced and starred in the film versions of his two books Round Ireland With A Fridge and Playing the Moldovans at Tennis – the latter of which is donating all profits to The Tony Hawks Centre for children with cerebral palsy in Chisinau, Moldova. For further information on his books, lectures, TED talks, charity efforts and movies, visit www.tony-hawks.com.  A successful international best-selling author, inspired speaker and humanitarian, Tony is a welcome and wonderful addition to the Write Away Spain Retreat.

Spring in Spain - 2018 Andalucia Writing Retreat         

Price:  $4,950 (single-occupancy, 21 nights, inclusive)
Double-occupancy discount option: $3,950 (21 nights, inclusive)
Weekly participation MAY be available while space permits - for availability/rates: 

Write Away Spain is pleased to bring you one of our favorite programs -  the splendor of sunny Spain and the inspiring ambiance of an entirely private Andalucian hamlet for exclusive use of the the 2016 Spring Write Away Spain Writing Residency Retreat.  The hamlet represents one of the best places we know for you to escape, explore and create.

The private hamlet is ideally located in the bucolic Andalucian countryside, just an hour from Malaga and 30 minutes from the beach.  It features wonderful views of the rolling hillsides and a lovely lake and is made up of charming self-contained houses, numerous furnished outdoor terraces & gardens, a large swimming pool, a communal room on two levels with a professional kitchen and covered outdoor dining terrace where breakfast and dinner will be served Monday through Friday and workshops will be held Monday, Wednesday, Friday.

The Writing Workshops, seminars and readings, will be held in a large private meeting room (also with full facilities and wonderful views).  Breakfast and group Lit Up Social Cocktail hours and communal evening meals are prepared on-site by talented local chefs to highlight the scenic venue and facilitate the peer-to-peer bonding that is always one of the most rewarding aspects of the Write Away Europe Residency.

Each Writing Resident will have a private bedroom in a charming self-contained house with shared equipped kitchen, dining/living areas, terraces with garden, lake or mountain views, ensuring plenty of private time for reading, writing, review and reflection.

Price:  $4,950 (single-occupancy, 21 nights, inclusive)

Double-occupancy discount option: $3,950 (21 nights, inclusive)

Weekly participation MAY be available while space permits - for availability/rates: 

Price Includes:
Single occupancy private bedroom with shared bathroom (shared with one other room) & shared kitchen
Transfers to/from Malaga Airport

Wonderful prepared locally-sourced Breakfasts & Social Dinners Monday-Friday
Special Welcome Orientation/Celebration Dinner on April 30th & Orientation BBQ May 1st
Nightly Evening Social "Lit-Up" Happy Hours with beer & wine, participants & Write Away Mentors: Monday-Friday
Writing Seminars & Workshops Monday, Wednesday, Fridays, Lectures on craft, creativity, querying agents, dealing with editors, marketing and more as well as optional Writing Weekend Inspirations
Regular One-on-One private mentoring/review sessions for all participants

Available Extras:  Weekend Excursions & Activities including Visit Granada, Horseback Riding, Guided Walking Tours, Yoga, Professional Massages
​​Apply Now   (please note that there a limited number of spaces in order to keep the Retreats rewarding & personal)

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