I facilitate creative writing in a variety of different settings:


Short Story Writing Course: http://www.fishpublishing.com/writingcourse/short-story-writing-course/


Taking this course has been an intensely valuable experience; if you want to write better fiction—don’t delay. Take it. I’m a veteran of other on-line short story courses; the difference here is that this one takes you beyond the basics—although those are covered. A very nuanced approach to developing a story from start to finish, like teaching someone how to cook really well instead of just combining ingredients. Excellent readings. Plus, you get Mary-Jane’s consistent attention and feedback on the assignments—outstanding.

 Alan Bray

Flash Fiction Writing Course: http://www.fishpublishing.com/writingcourse/flash-fiction-writing-course/

Memoir Writing Course: http://www.fishpublishing.com/writingcourse/memoir-writing-course/

Writing Retreats

I am currently director of the creative writing program at the wonderful Casa Ana in Andalusia, Spain. Details can be found here:


I also run one-day, two-day and week-long workshops. If you would like me to organise one in your area, please contact me  here

Upcoming workshops:

June 30th -July 7th: Casa Ana:  A Space to Write Poetry

October 13th-20th: Casa Ana: A Space to Write Fiction

October 27th: 10 -12pm with the Geneva Writing Group, Geneva

I also offer one-to-one consultations and mentoring via email or skype. Please contact me at mary-jane@mary-janeholmes.com

Upcoming in Winter 2018

New Writing Retreat in USA: Terlingua Retreats

Currently building a new retreat and workshop centre close to the wonderful Big Bend National Park on the Mexican Border.