Women’s Writing Retreats

Over the Rainbow, July 2nd-8th, 2017. Cardigan Bay, Wales 

http://www.overtherainbowwales.co.uk/news.html (scroll down their page for info)

over the rainbow wales

              Over the Rainbow, Wales

Bambu Resort, September 30th-October 7th, 2017. Malaga, Spain


                 Bambu Resort terrace

Write here. Write now.

The next chapter of your writing journey starts here. Write that story you’ve had inside you for ages. Pick up that project you set aside, or take the one you’ve been working on to the next stage.

Join us for a week of writing master classes in an inspirational setting and make your writing what you want it to be. Learn, craft, write. Create and find your voice. This retreat is an intensive creative experience for those who want to learn more about writing and how to improve on their work. Beginners and experienced writers are welcome.

The workshop is led by long time development editor and multi-published author Victoria Villasenor, and multi-published author and photographer, Nicci Robinson. Together, they’ll deliver a two-hour workshop each morning dedicated to a different element of craft, as well as immediate feedback on quick-writing sessions designed to get your creativity flowing. We’ll start out by looking at writing on a broad scale and by the end of the week, we’ll be discussing the next steps to take toward publishing.

Throughout the week there’s one-to-on coaching and support available, so you have the time to ask questions and get the kind of personal feedback you need to move your writing forward.

And there are a number of great outings planned too! A stroll ending in dinner at the harbour in Malaga, and a light evening meal at the local taverna in Benamocarra are great ways to indulge in the local culture. In Wales, we’ll head to a local restored castle, and maybe even to some ancient standing stones. And of course, there’s always the seaside.

If your partner wants to come but isn’t a writer, they’re welcome to join you for a nominal supplement. There’s plenty for them to do—shopping and tavernas or pubs in the local towns, the beach not far away, hiking in the beautiful Andalusian mountains, or a visit to the local castle. Or they can just relax and unwind with a good book! (Maybe even yours!)

Writers sharing a room with other writers will pay a discounted price—so bring a fellow scribe!

Optional good stuff:

If you’re interested in photography, Nicci would be happy to provide tutorials during the week. And if you’d rather just relax, there’s a wonderful masseuse available for bookings at the Spanish retreat. *cost extra

For full package details, contact the resorts directly:

For more on the Spanish retreat, click here.

For more on the Wales retreat, click here.

Get inspired. Get writing.

To register or for more information, contact: reservations@bambu-resort.com / www.overtherainbowwales.co.uk 

If you have any questions about the retreat itself, contact info@globalwords.co.uk 


The weather in Spain is changeable in October, but still sunny and lovely, with an average of 24C/75F. Not too hot, and we often spend the afternoons writing beside the pool or outside our rooms. T-shirts during the day, and maybe a sweatshirt in the evening. It’s a perfect way to put off winter just a little longer! Wales in July averages about 15C/60F, making it perfect weather for taking a stroll, sitting outside to write, or to curl up in the communal room to get some words down.


“I attended Victoria’s writing workshop after my first novel was published. I was more than halfway into my second novel, but was struggling with structure. After the workshop I completely reworked the manuscript based on what I’d learned. The novel, The Time Before Now, ended up being one of The Lesbian Reviews top 10 books of 2016. Victoria’s seminar helped me gain a sharper understanding of the infrastructure required for crafting a strong story. I highly recommend it.” – Missouri Vaun

Loved my feedback session! I’m always wanting feedback, good or bad, as I feel it the most helpful part of a course. Victoria and Nicci are a well of information.  ~Morven

Vic and Nic’s teaching approach suits the way I learn. Non-threatening, sensitive to individuals within the group and professional. Would recommend and repeat this and similar courses. ~Wendy

The #1 thing was the quality of the teaching. The teaching was extremely skilful. ~Jan

Their teaching approach was very warm and open. I always felt comfortable sharing ideas and reading work, which isn’t always the case in a writing group. The course felt flexible, so that if another topic arises, more time can be spent on it. Would definitely recommend the course and would love to continue to learn more from Victoria and Nicci. The course has been a great help. ~Natalie

To register for one of the retreats (or both!), contact:  go to www.overtherainbowwales.co.uk / reservations@bambu-resort.com

Questions? Contact: info@globalwords.co.uk