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

TUSCANY  October 10-16, 2021

A Writer Within offers you a week-long journey into the craft of writing in the tranquil and inspiring setting of Tuscany. Whether you are interested in memoir, fiction or non-fiction, you will tap into your creative flow as we consider plot, dialogue, characterization, imagery, and more. Kathryn 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. This retreat welcomes women writers of all ages, genres, and levels of experience.

Where

The Corti family, who has owned Villa Castellare de Sernigi since the early 1950’s, has lovingly restored this centuries-old villa with every modern convenience while retaining the integrity of its 800-year-old history. Each of its nine bedrooms has an ensuite bathroom.

During your stay, our private chef, and native Tuscan, will serve three meals each day that will delight the palette and feed the soul. Using locally sourced produce she can accommodate most dietary needs.

When

Sunday, October 10-16th, 2021

The retreat runs from Sunday afternoon (October 10th) to Saturday morning (October 16th.)

Transportation to and from Florence is included.

What

In the morning, Kathryn will lead a group writing session.
If the weather permits, lunch will be served on the villa terrace.
In the afternoon we will enjoy guided tours to Tuscan hill towns or enjoy a few hours of quiet relaxation at the villa.
On afternoons without excursions, additional writing sessions will be scheduled.
Two private consultations with Kathryn are included. She will meet with you once during the retreat week and follow up with a phone consultation post retreat.
In the evening we will gather for an “aperativo” before dinner in the outdoor living room and watch the sun set.

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