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Writing Your Story with Julia Bell

Whether it’s a novel or just a daily journal, this course gives you the tools to start (or kickstart) your writing practise to help you develop the story you’ve always wanted.


Working from life and from the imagination, this course will improve your ways with words, your storytelling skills, and give you the confidence and enthusiasm to keep on writing once the course is over. At the Writers' Lab in the village on Skyros island in Greece. The holiday includes half board, twin shared accommodation in the village. Julia Bell is an academic, writer and teacher with 25 years of experience teaching people from all backgrounds & ages to write. She is the author of three novels and the co-editor of the best selling Creative Writing Coursebook (Macmillan) and is currently working on a collection of essays. Her new work Radical Attention was published by Peninsula Press in May 2020.

Eco Practices

Skyros provides holistic holidays which emphasize being rather than having, doing rather than consuming and cooperating rather than competing. We are committed to an eco-friendly future and support solar heating and recycling, including our shower water. Guests are encouraged to bring their own water bottle and use refill stations throughout the site. Skyros encourages responsible integration with the local communities including the teaching of local history, culture and language and sponsorship of local events and organisations. Skyros uses locally owned and maintained facilities with policies in place that favour local produce and services and locals are employed wherever possible.

Directions and Travel

Fly to Athens then take the Aegean Air domestic flight to Skyros. If the domestic flight is sold out overland transfers will be offered.

Retreat Features and Activities

Writing Retreats


Jun 30 2024 - Jul 07 2024



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