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Our residential courses and workshops in literature and creative writing of all kinds are led by such internationally respected mentors as Mimi Khalvati, Matthew Sweeney, Mark Doty and Judith Barrington. We also offer facilities for your own courses and workshops.



Cheap flights to Alicante every day. Also have daily flights to Madrid and Malaga

Europe Car

Car hire at Alicante airport.

Costa Blanca NETguide

A good guide of websites and other places in the Costa Blanca region. Although the first page is illustrated in 4 languages the website is predominantly written in English.

Costa Blanca News

An English newspaper distributed through out the Costa Blanca region.

Costa Blanca Official

A pretty comprehensive guide to the Costa Blanca and includes such items as webcams of a selection of places across the coast (including Relleu. The settings on your browser may not permit access to this area), 3d Virtual views and weather forcasts.

Excellent site, brilliantly translated into English.


A colourful, user-friendly and comprehensive guide to the fiestas, beaches, history and food of Villajoyosa, the nearest town to Relleu. Unfortunately the site employs a mixture of Spanish and Valenciano only.

Spain Tourist

The University of Valencia's Guide to the Comunidad Valenciana

The University of Valencia reserves some space for this guide which gives useful information about what to and where to go throughout the whole Valencian Province. Although there are few pictures its good not least because it has been translated to english.

Tirant lo Blanc

Essentially a site concerned with Valencia province - some attractive photographs of Relleu beneath a rainbow.

Alicante Province

The Official site for the Alicante province.

The Spanish Tourist office

For tourist information about all of Spain.

Poetry P F

An exciting new website featuring the work of a number of contemporary poets of established reputation. Christopher North's poetry is included and a number of other poets who have visited the Almassera at one time or another.

Elda Abramson

Elda Abramson is a distinguished artist and weaver who has run and will be running courses at the Almassera Vella

Sue Whitmore

Sue Whitmore is an acclaimed artist and teacher who mentors regular courses and painting weeks at the Almassera.

Judith Barrington

Judith Barrington is running a course on Writing the Memoir Starting April 8th 2006. Her best-selling book is 'Writing the Memoir: From Truth to Art¡

Tamar Yoseloff

Tamar Yoseloff is a distinguished poet and senior tutor for the London Poetry School, She has tutored courses at the Almassera in 2005 and 2008

The Word Travels

For inspiring journeys in the literary landscape,
specialises in literary travel, tours, creative writing and walking
holidays, city breaks, and trekking adventures.

Poetry Business, North and Smith Doorstop

Website of the'Poetry Business' in Sheffield. They are publishers of 'North' magazine and poetry collections and pamphlets through Smith Doorstop. They also organise an annual collection competition (Closing date October 31st each year)

Mark Doty's website

Website of Mark Doty the award winning poet from New York who tutored at the Almassera Vella in January 2006


Airline with cheap flights to Alicante


Airline with cheap flights to Alicante

Poetry Society

The leading national UK Poetry Society. The Almassera Vella is a Stanza branch.

Ben Hartley Web Page

A web page relating and describing the career and works of the brilliant yet reclusive artist Ben Hartley. The site is particularly interesting in its coverage of Ben Hartley's extraordinary notebooks

Mimi Khalvati

Mimi Khalvati is a distinguished poet and founder of the London Poetry School. She has regularly tutored courses at the Almassera and returns there in 2009

Alistair Sawday Guides

The Alistair Sawday Guides to 'Special Places to Stay' cover England, France, Spain Portugal, Greece, Croatia, India, Ireland, Morocco, 'Green PLaces' and Italy. The Almassera Vella has been listed since 2004

Wordmoves - Gail Langstroth

Gail's Langstroth's Site includes her poetry, event calender, Eurthmy perfomance details, photographs and artwork.

Graham Fawcetts Web site

Graham Fawcett is a broadcaster and senior tutor at the London Poetry School, He has tutored at the Almassera and will return there in March 2009

Jennifer Johnson's website

Jennifer Johnsons is an acclaimed West Country Artist with a huge following - she is tutoring at the Almassera in May 2009 (refer activities)

Samantha Muir - Guitarist

Samantha lives and works on the Costa Blanca - She is an exceptional classical guitarist and Poet - and a frequent visitor to the Almassera


A Website founded by writers Jocelyn and Gordon Simms in Anjou France dedicated to inspiration, support and competitions for writers.

La Seu Benissa

La Seu is an outreach of Alicante University designed to make available gallery, performance and conference room space for the population in and around Benissa in the Marina Alta. Tutrs at the Almassera have performed there and Stanza Alacant's reulary poetry workshop is held there.

Javea Book Circle

Website of the Javea Book circle. They meet twice monthly to discuss, books, literature generally and enjoy occasional dramatic readings and talks from visiting writers.

Josie Taylor - Photographer

A website showcasing the brilliant photography of Josie Taylor. She features particularly landscape studies of the Marina Alta and Costa Blanca . On the site there are a number of slide shows featuring the guitar music of Samantha Muir

Oversteps Books

Oversteps Books publish poetry from a wide range of poets both established and new to the scene. They include David Grubb, Caroline Carver, Ann Born and many others. Christopher North's second collection 'Explaining the Circumstances ' was published by them in 2010.

Eithne Nightingale's website

Eithne, a travel writer and photographer, is a frequent visitor to the Almassera Vella, Her site includes a fine album of photographs of Relleu

Michaela Gall

Michaela has visited the Almassera and painted a number of delightful landscapes of the sierras around the village. Her website also includes some fabulous ceramics.


The cheapest flights to Alicante - and from Alicante to Madrid etc

Poetry on the Lake

An annual poetry festival on beautiful Lake Orta in the Italian Lakes - this year, 2010 the tenth, running October 1st to 4th. Poets featured there in the past have included Carol Ann Duffy, Penelope Shuttle, Caroline Carver, John Hartley Williams etc.....

Common Thread Coaching

I’m Nancy G. Shapiro, and welcome to Common Thread Coaching. To be coached during the inevitable shifts of our personal and professional lives is a threshold decision, a threshold being what poet Gregory Orr calls “a place where we are most able to alter our understanding of the world and of our own lives in it.”


A completely free service for tutors whereby students can find the nearest tutor to them who matches their requirements. Our service is used by thousands of parents and students, and feel Tutor Hunt could be a useful resource for your readers.

Kate Riley

Kate Riley is a tutor in Creative Writing from Hailey , Idaho. She is coming to tutor a course on 'Writing that Memoir' at the Almassera March 23rd 2013

Linda Cracknell

Linda Cracknell, novelist and travel writer about the Wild Places of the World has been on retreat at the Almàssera Vella on a number of occasions, particularly when researching and writing about the fascinating Mozarabic trails of the Marina Baja and Marina Alta mountains.

Ellen Waterston's Webpage

Links to the Writer's Ranch and to details of Ellen Waterston's publications.

Ellen is tutoring at the Almassera Vella November 19th - 26th 2013

Introduction to Alicante

A time-lapse day in Alicante - an exciting city!