Elena Bowes

New York-London design & culture writer of a certain vintage looking for meaning and wholeness in life

Rainless Retreats for the Writer (and Sun Worshipper) in You

June 27th, 2017

Pack your sunscreen, notebook, pen, laptop and an open mind. It’s time to write. Vacationing while writing or writing while vacationing? Take your pick. Whether you’re a beginner or a published writer, whether you want to escape to a Greek island, buzzy Athens or the hills of Andalucía, we’ve got the writing retreat for you. Read about my top picks here in 26’s June newsletter.

My favourite writing teacher Elise Valmorbida is leading one of the retreats. Her latest book Madonna of the Mountains is being published by Faber next year.


Her publisher loves the novel  “a 21st century Gone with the Wind“. Read what Faber said about it here. So even if it rains everyday on idyllic Syros  (which it won’t), go if you can!

June 2017