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Writing holidays and courses in Languedoc, south France


The quiet and beauty of the Languedoc region makes it a great place to go on a writing holiday or course. A number of writing courses are offered in the region, combining daily tuition and group discussions with days out to local sightseeing spots and, of course, great food and wine.


Accommodation is usually offered with the writing courses as a complete 'package'. Most of the courses offered are run by experienced authors, and also attended by budding writings, so group discussions amongst the entire 'class' are usually very fruitful indeed. With expert guidance and a relaxed atmosphere, the creative juices are bound to start flowing!


Simply click on any of the panels below to read more information on each writing course or holiday listed:


Writing holidays:


Creative Writing workshop holidays

Creative writing in sotuh of FranceRecommended in the book “The 100 Best Worldwide Vacations to Enrich Your Life”, French House Party, based at a chic house in Carcassonne, offers the ultimate in customer care and personal attention during all-inclusive tutored breaks led by superior and award-winning instructors.




What is it?

The Creative Writing courses, run by author and professional tutor Sarah Hymas, promise the exploration of new techniques, mainly in prose, but also addressing poetry. The daily workshops will expand the imagination using writing games and exercises that rely on play, memory and a sense of adventure. One-to-one tutorials are also included.


“Reading as well as writing, talking, thinking and offering feedback – the focus will be to limber up, stretch ourselves and write with renewed vigour and joy.”


See also Gastro Academy (Cookery Courses section) and Dean Friedman’s Songwriting workshops (Singing and Music section).

Where is it?

Near Carcassonne in the Aude department of Languedoc. Fly to Carcassonne with RyanAir or Toulouse (various carriers).


Airport transfers included in price.

Who runs it?

Sarah HymasSarah Hymas, who has taught Creative Writing in schools and universities, is the French House Party Creative Writing Tutor.

She is primarily a poet - her poetry collection, Host, was published by Waterloo Press in 2010 - but she has also written and published short stories, stage-plays and a libretto for an improvised opera. Her play, I Wish You Love, a conversation between Marlene Dietrich and Edith Piaf, has toured across Europe.

She is the editor and coach for Lancaster’s Literature Festival and their publishing imprint, Flax, as well as being the North West Co-ordinator in the UK for the Poetry School. In 2010, she won the prestigious Arvon Foundation prize in their “Six-Word Story” competition.

When is it?
  • 19th - 23rd June 2013: 'Write like no one else is watching'
How much is it?
  • All-inclusive £765 pp residential.
  • 550 Euros pp non-residential (lunches included).
Who's it for?

19th - 23rd June 2013: 'Write like no one else is watching'
Whether you're new to writing or have been writing for a while, this course offers the chance to write, play, experiment and share your work.

Is accommodation offered?

Sarah HymasYes., all accommodation is included in the price More details on their website.

Where can I get more info?

Phone: (0044) 7900 322 791


Writing Courses:


Gardoussel Writing Courses

What is it?

Writing courses held at the owners beautiful property in the Cévennes mountains. Various writing courses are held throughout the year.

Where can I get more info?

Phone: (0033) 4 66 60 16 78


Write In Languedoc

What is it?

Writing retreats and courses, run by an experienced tutor and writer, and held in a peaceful Languedoc village surrounded by vineyards.

Where can I get more info?

Phone: (00 33) 4 67 89 37 77




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