Autumn Retreat: Tips from Literary Agents
Tutors / Gyamfia Osei & Rukhsana Yasmin
Do you have a writing deadline, or are you simply looking to escape from a busy life for a short while? Our fully catered retreats will provide you with the time and space to write, read and relax. Set in a peaceful location in the stunning surroundings of rural north Wales, you can take inspiration from the spectacular sea views over Cardigan Bay, share ideas over dinner or simply sit back and relax in Tŷ Newydd’s cosy library.
The centre is set in its own beautiful grounds and within walking distance to the beach and a riverbank path in the woods – you’ll find yourself surrounded by nature and wildlife. You can also walk down to the village inn to experience a warm welcome. Everyone will have a room of their own, and your home-cooked meals will be prepared for you by our experienced resident chef. Literature Wales staff members will also be on hand throughout your stay to offer advice on our opportunities for writers.
During this retreat, literary agents Gyamfia Osei and Rukhsana Yasmin from the Good Literary Agency will be present for part the retreat to offer short talks or workshops to the group on professional development, including good practice in finding an agent, how to get published, tips of the trade, and more. Gyamfia and Rukhsana will also be available for a short one-to-one tutorial with each writer to discuss your work and your journey as a writer, and you will be invited to send along an extract of your work in advance. A timetable of available activity will be shared in advance.