Hayden's Ferry Review


Get Out of Town!

How does a three-week writing retreat in Italy next summer sound? This, from Stephen Webber, the program's coordinator:

The retreat takes place in the villa of a country estate called Spannocchia in Tuscany just a short drive south of Siena. The estate is a working organic farm and participants have free rein of it during their stay - it's great for nature lovers or anyone interested in traditional sustainable agriculture. The price includes everything - room & board and tuition for the program. The food at Spannocchia is simply outstanding. It rivals most of the cuisine this side of Heaven, actually. The retreat lasts for three weeks, and students will have weekends off, so they can travel to Florence, Rome, Venice, or one of the nearby Tuscan hill towns. Participants don't have to be hardcore-serious writers-- if they want this to be an excuse for a vacation where they get some work done, perfect. I'll do what I can to assist and the landscape will do the rest. For more information, email comments@writingimmersion.com or visit here.
Beth StaplesTravel, Workshops