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We offer occasional 5-day creating writing courses in Andalusia. Watch this space for 2019 courses.

Gaucin Writers' Room

Gaucin Writers’ Room

Why not combine a creative writing workshop and one-to-one tutorials with exploring Andalusia? Enjoy the coastal resorts of Malaga; visit the bull-fighting town of Ronda that inspired Hemingway; explore the historic beauties of Granada and Cadiz. Or just spend some extra days enjoying the relaxed cafe culture of Gaucin, home to many artists and writers from around the world. 

Picturesque Gaucin

Picturesque Gaucin

Our Gaucin Writers’ Room Workshops

Chalk the Sun co-founder  Jo Hepplewhite lives in Gaucin and offers regular fortnightly workshops for writers of all levels from absolute beginners to published authors can kick-start their creativity or develop work in progress.

You can also book Jo Hepplewhite for personalised individual sessions to help you beat the block, test out ideas or finish a project. Jo also teaches holiday workshops for budding  junior writers 8 years and older in the area. For further details email: jo@chalkthesun.co.uk

Jo Hepplewhite teaching in June 2015

Jo Hepplewhite teaching in June 2015

 Gaucin Writers’ short story collections

 Gaucin Writers have published three collections of short stories, mainly inspired by life in Andalusia, edited by Jo. The collections feature work by Chalk the Sun regulars Matthew Wolfman, Constanza Seijo, Ira Goldberg,  Lynne Morison, Jacqueline Cockburn, Will Haynes, Clare Copeman and novelist Alex Wyndham-Baker, all permanent or part-time residents of Gaucin, the pueblo blanco. In this new volume you’ll find intriguing stories about: an unlikely love-match, obscure events at the Castillo del Aguila, tribulations with a chandelier, a momentous motorbike ride in India, an insomniac’s intrepid trek, a debutante’s coming out party and enigmatic encounters in Granada, Tangier and Fez. It’s an inspiring read available online from Amazon: www.amazon.co.uk/Escritores-Gaucin