Autumn Retreat: Tips from Literary Agents

Mon 10 October 2022 - Fri 14 October 2022
Tutors / Gyamfia Osei & Rukhsana Yasmin
Course Fee / From £475 - £575 per person
Genres / FictionNon-FictionPoetry
Language / English

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.


Gyamfia Osei

Gyamfia Osei began her career in publishing working as a bookseller at Waterstones, before joining Caskie Mushens as Literary Assistant to Juliet Mushens and Robert Caskie. She returned to the U.K. after living in Amsterdam for two years, where she managed international sales for The Pepin Press and held the role of Editor for Plural Magazine. Gyamfia is now an agent at The Good Literary Agency, acquiring across all genres and markets with a particular interest in commercial fiction and non-fiction.

Rukhsana Yasmin

Rukhsana Yasmin is award winning editor and now associate literary agent at The Good Literary Agency. She has worked at award-winning publishers Saqi Books, Profile Books and Jacaranda. In 2012 she was awarded The Kim Scott Walwyn Prize for Women in Publishing and is a Bookseller Rising Star. She is a trustee of The Centre for Literacy in Primary Education. Her client base includes writers of fiction and nonfiction and a broad range of genres, including commercial women's fiction and crime through to science writing and poetry.

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