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Course Videos


2011 | 4.06 mins

Write Now! in Portugal • 2011 | 4.06 mins Play
Weekend workshop @ Armação de Pêra, Algarve

What students said about La Torre • 2015 | 3.47 mins Play
New and returning students talk about the retreat in Spain and what they got out of it

Writing Retreat in Spain • 2012 | 8.07 mins Play
A slideshow with flamenco music of the novel writing workshop @ La Torre de Dalt

What Students Said . . . student testimonials • 2011 | 3.12 mins Play
Student praise for Anne's teaching and the La Torre de Dalt retreat

Homage to Catalonia • 2010 | 9.30 mins Play
Fiesta of writing, dancing and fireside meals @ La Torre de Dalt with Diego El Cigala

Girona: A Break Before La Torre de Dalt | 2.32 mins Play
A romantic Catalan city where you can spend a day before the Spanish retreat


Writers & Writing


A Visit to George Orwell | 3.49 mins Play
Anne visits Orwell's grave in Oxfordshire and reads from Homage to Catalonia

Hemingway on Upper Street | 3.51 mins Play
Anne talks about A Moveable Feast and reads from Hemingway's last book

Mango Day | 8.15 mins Play
Anne interviews Denise Chavéz who reads from her memoir, A Taco Testimony

Dreaming of Baghdad | 6.10 mins Play
Haifa Zangana talks about her experience of being imprisoned by Saddam Hussein


Book Launches & Trailers


No Angel Hotel book trailer | 3.01 mins Play
A passionate novel about love that's been compared to Jean Rhys & Tolstoy

The Double Happiness Company book trailer | 2.38 mins Play
A book about fate, weight, love and family set in the American Southwest and NYC

The Double Happiness Company UK book launch | 3.40 mins Play
The launch party @ the Free Word Centre, London with interviews

The Double Happiness Company US book launch | 4.09 mins Play
The Cultural Centre de Mesilla hosts the American launch of Anne's second novel

Raw Dance Remix | 2.25 mins Play
Hip dance video by Eclectic Method to promote The Double Happiness Company



Monument to Benjamin Britten | 4.22 mins Play
A commentary on the stunning sculpture by Maggi Hambling @ Aldeburgh, Suffolk

Postcard from Paradise | 9.47 mins Play
The Island of Mljet where two of Anne's Croatian writing retreats have been held

Brooklyn Rooftop Remix | 5.55 mins Play
Anne's take on the "new Greenwich Village" of New York, featuring Eclectic Method



Weather Report: a poem | 1.32 mins Play
An illustrated poem

Agustí Centelles Photographic Exhibition | 2.33 mins Play
A visit to a Barcelona exhibition by this famous Spanish Civil War photographer

Joaldunaks 2012: Aurtitz & Ituren | 9.20 mins Play
Handheld footage of a remarkably noisy festival near the Pyrenees


© 2005 Anne Aylor  
"We stayed at home to write, to consolidate our outstretched selves." Sylvia Plath