It's not a question of whether you have a writer within; it's how can you set her free.

TUSCANY  May 29 – June 4, 2022

This retreat welcomes women writers of all ages, genres, and levels of experience.

Whether you are interested in memoir, fiction, or non-fiction, you will tap into your creativity as we consider plot, dialogue, characterization, imagery, and more. Kathryn is dedicated to getting you beyond your internal critic and into your creative flow and has a unique and effective teaching style that instills confidence and promotes growth. In this safe and nurturing environment, you will find there is nothing between your words and the page except unlimited inspiration. What could be better for your writing than getting away from the stresses of everyday life and writing to heart’s content?


We will enjoy a luxurious week in the heart of Tuscany at the lovely Villa Castellare de Sernigi. The Corti family who has owned it since the early 1950’s has lovingly restored this centuries-old villa. Each of its nine bedrooms has an ensuite bathroom and every modern convenience.

Our private chef will delight us with regional specialties using locally sourced produce and wine, and can accommodate most dietary needs.


Sunday, May 29 - Saturday, June 4th, 2022

The retreat runs from Sunday afternoon (May 29th) to Saturday morning (June 4th)

Transportation to and from Florence is included.


Mornings will be spent in a group writing session led by Kathryn.
Following lunch (al fresco if the weather permits), we will enjoy informal as well as guided tours of nearby towns, historic sights, and the surrounding countryside or enjoy personal writing/relaxation time.
Additional writing sessions will be scheduled several afternoons during the week.
Most evenings (if we are not out enjoying local entertainment and wine) we will gather informally to share our work and reflect on the day.
A private consultation with Kathryn is included and will be scheduled around activities.