Building Facade at Villa Castellare di Sernigi with dappled sunlight

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

TUSCANY  October 1 – 7, 2022

In this week-long writing retreat, you will focus on finding and nurturing your unique vision while surrounded by a supportive community of like-minded women. We will consider plot, dialogue, characterization, imagery, and more during this week together. You’ll discover and embrace your own story as you become curious about story ideas, inspirations, and blocks. I am dedicated to getting you beyond your internal critic and into your creative flow, and I have a unique and effective teaching style that instills confidence and promotes growth. What could be better for your writing than getting away from the stresses of everyday life? We will take care of everything; all you have to do is relax, reconnect with your creative flow, and write as you’ve always wanted to.

Blue tree landscape at Castellare Di Sernigi, home of A Writer Within's Tuscan Writing Retreat.


The Villa Castellare de Sernigi, located about 45 minutes from Florence, will be your home for the week. This 800-year-old villa has been owned by the Corti family since the 1950s and has been lovingly restored to include every modern convenience while retaining its charm. Every bedroom has a luxurious ensuite bathroom and air-conditioning.

Our private chef will delight us with regional specialties using locally sourced produce and accommodate most dietary needs. You won’t go hungry!

Two women sit on a coach writing in front of a large window at A Writer Within's Tuscany retreat


Saturday, October 1 - Friday, October 7, 2022

The retreat runs from Saturday afternoon (October 1st) to Friday morning (October 7th)

Transportation to and from Florence is included.

Two women chatting and smiling while on A Writer Within's Tuscany Writing Retreat


I will lead a 3-hour group writing session each morning.
Lunch will be served outside the terrace if the weather is fine.
Guided tours of the surrounding area will be scheduled for some afternoons, or you will be free to relax and write on your own.
On a few afternoons during the week, we will reconvene for an additional group writing session.
This retreat includes two private consultations with me, one during the retreat week and the second via phone at some point following the retreat.
We will enjoy an aperativo in the outdoor living room each evening before dinner and reflect on the day.