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Channel your inner writer

Written by Christine

One of the best ways to express yourself and indulge in your creative side is by writing. Many people keep journals, write poetry, or utilize other forms of the written word to tap into their emotions or as a way to express the way that they feel. If you are interested in writing and want to increase your skills there are many classes and workshops that you can take advantage of to help you channel your inner Hemingway or Fitzgerald.

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The Creativity Workshop

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If you’re looking to be inspired by the incredible city of Barcelona to help your writing, you should consider The Creativity Workshop. This sis a workshop that takes place over 5 days with 3.5 hours of writing per day. This is perfect for travelers or for those who live outside the city as you will spend the week writing and wandering the city searching for inspiration. The instructors of the workshop will help you to better understand the creative process, overcome any fears that you have while writing, and help you to stimulate your imagination and innovation. There are different prices for the workshop as you can choose an option including hotel and breakfast if you’re coming from out of town. This workshop is a bit pricey but will definitely help you on your road to self-expression and art.

Laboratori de Lletres

If you want to take your writing in Spanish or Catalan to the next level, consider taking a class at Laboratori de Lletres. This is a writing school dedicated to the written word, as all of the teachers and staff are writers and avid readers. The school is located in the center of Barcelona, not far from Passeig de Gràcia. There are several formats of classes to choose from, as you can take classes at the school or online, courses of several weeks or just one day. As summer is here you can take advantage of a summer writing class, one or two week intensive courses in which you will study Spanish literature and practice creative writing. Laboratori de Lletres requires for most classes that you have a higher level of Spanish to ensure that you can make the most of the classes. Even if you are taking the classes in Spanish or Catalan you can use the principles that you learn and apply them to your writing in English as well. This school can help you to make the most of your writing and improve in ways you never thought possible before.

Address: Carrer de Casp, 39

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Escuela de Escritura Ateneu Barcelonès

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Located in the heart of Barcelona and right off of La Rambla you will find the Escuela de Escritura Ateneu Barceloncès. It is the perfect place to hone in on your passion for writing and to elevate the creativity and artistry. This school is one of a few spread throughout Spain and is a part of the European Association of Creative Writing Programmes. The courses that are offered are very flexible as they are available in Spanish, Catalan, and English as well as on-campus and online, so you can choose a class to best suit your needs. Besides typical writing genres like poetry and narrative you can also explore classes in cinema, television, literature, and technique. Whatever you choose yo study, you will be guided by a teacher who is a dedicated to their craft and will help you to become the best writer you can be. Check out their website today and get writing.

Address: Carrer de la Canuda, 6

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About the author


Christine is a traveler, teacher, writer, and beach-lover, exploring Barcelona one tapa at a time!

1 Comment

  • Hi, My husband and I are going to be in Barcelona November 12 through whenever. We have 6 weeks or so to explore, be creative with writing and drawing. I’m looking for workshops and retreats throughout Italy. I’m at the brainstorming phase.

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