Valleys and forests and castles and mills and centuries and mysteries. Here's your chance to spend a week in this magical area of Eastern Tuscany in the company of interesting people, with great food & wine & company, whilst taking a giant step forward in your writing.
See Lisa Clifford's article below. This year's course is full. Don't miss out for 2014.
For years I have wanted to run a personalised, tailor made programme for emerging and established writers. I envisioned a one week retreat where people would have time to learn, time to write and time to see a little of Casentino, the area in which I set my last two books, The Promise and Death in the Mountains. Nicknamed The Hidden Tuscany, Casentino is the perfect area of Tuscany to visit for inspiration. Stunning views, fantastic food and warm people.
This year The Art of Writing filled within one month. So I’ve arranged two retreats for next year, with eleven apartments available in an agriturismo (family run pensione-farm that by law must provide 50% of local food produce) for 2014. Next year’s Art of Writing will run the second week of June, 14th-20th and September 8th-14th.
I will bring to Italy a wonderful Creative Writing teacher from England, as well as several other writers, from all genres and all with at least two books published, to teach. I will teach too. The mornings are for learning, the afternoons are for writing, tours and further discussions about books and writing. Every evening at aperitivo time there is a guest speaker or a live Skype with agents and publishers, followed by dinner.
The retreats are for beginners, emerging and established writers. Our Art of Writing teachers and guest speakers have diverse expertise, from romance to history to biographies to creative non-fiction and come from Scotland, England and Australia.