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Our Writing Retreats 

We understand writers, and the quiet magic that is sometimes needed to allow words to flow. After decades of supporting writers, we know that to write a story buried in your heart, you often need to remove yourself from ordinary life. All types of writers are welcome into these immersions into the world of story and creativity. The current list is below and we add more as the year progresses or as the muse takes us to new and magical places.​

Upcoming Writing Retreats


6 - 10 March McGregor, Western Cape, South Africa

This retreat is a four-night writing immersion for anyone with a book or a writing project.

Every year we retreat three times for a writing immersion. Anyone with a book, or a writing project is welcome to join. You may be a new writer or an experienced writer who simply needs time away from your life to really settle into your writing.

fully booked

STILLBAAI, SOUTH AFRICA  ​15 - 20 April 2024

The Talking Table presents a Life Writing Workshop with Sarah Bullen. We all gather in a beautiful old beach house five meters from the sea in Stilbaai

To book email The Talking Table


GREECE LESBOS     11 - 18 JUNE 2024

A magical island with a group of writers. We go and write in Greece every year and this a home for many writers. Join us again, or come for your first time .  

book here 

TUSCANY  7 - 14 July 2024

Join us for a magical writing journey and explore Tuscany.


Barrydale, Western Cape, SOUTH AFRICA 1- 6 October 2024

Join writing coach and literary agent Sarah Bullen and poetry coach Tara Rose on a writing immersion in Barrydale in the Klein Karoo to get quiet, get inspired and dive into words.

Bookings here

SPAIN 28 May - 4 June 2025


Santiago da Compostela, Spain

Join us on a writer's pilgrimage on the Camino.  Sign up for 2025 when we open bookings      info here

11 - 18  June  and 20 - 27 June 2025

A magical island with a group of writers. We go and write in Greece every year and this a home for many writers. Join us again, or come for your first time.  In 2025 we offer two weeks, you can join for one week, or both. 

All info here

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Join us in Cape Town, or one of the small surrounding towns and unleash your creativity with mentor Sarah Bullen. Slow down and write. 


Aaaah Greece. Warm hot winds teasing the ideas out of your head and onto a page. It is summer in Greece again, and we are gathering to write.   Traditionally The Writing Room hosts a time dedicated to writing, during early summer each year, in Greece. 

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Immerse yourself in the enchanting landscapes of Tuscany. Let the rolling hills and vineyards inspire your writing journey with literary agent Sarah Bullen.


Explore the ancient culture of Lamu, where tradition meets inspiration. With mentor Sarah Bullen, craft your story amid the rich history of this island.

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Dive into the Mayan Riviera's beauty, connect with fellow writers, and let the Caribbean inspire your writing journey.


Embark on a creative pilgrimage through Northern Spain, walking the Camino while crafting your story with expert guidance.

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Immerse in the enchanting culture of Marrakech, while mentorship from literary pros refines your writing skills.

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