Find your voice and hone your craft in amazing writing workshops led by the brilliant Cary Tennis at the beautiful Residence Le Santucce in the picturesque medieval hill town of Castiglion Fiorentino.
In these workshops you will be:
You will emerge:
•Knowing what your story is
•Trusting your own voice
•Eager to finish your project
All while you:
•Stay in a magnificently renovated Tuscan home
•Eat great local Italian food
•Make lasting friendships
•Visit nearby Rome and Florence
•Walk centuries-old cobblestone streets
•Gawk from your window at the gorgeous landscape!
•No need to speak Italian
• Make your next vacation a learning vacation:
•Travel independently but have a group
•Engage your mind
•Be more than a tourist: Be an honored guest!
•Great for beginners and seasoned pros too
Castiglion Fiorentino is a charming and picturesque medieval hill town overlooking the Chio and Chiana valleys. This town is filled with history and tradition, and is locally famous for its festivals. May is the most exciting month here in Castiglion Fiorentino. “Maggio Castiglionese” begins with the construction of a temporary park in the main piazza of the town and finishes with the annual medieval festival. In between are numerous activities including art exhibits, food festivals, and even a “luna park.”
During the retreat, mornings and some afternoons will be devoted to workshops and the rest of the time will be left free for either solitary writing; exploring the town; or taking short trips to destinations such as Lake Trasimeno, Arezzo, Perugia, or Assisi. As Castiglion Fiorentino is on the main train line between Florence and Rome, direct trips to these destinations are easy and, in most cases, very affordable. If you prefer to rent a car, Cortona, Siena and other famous destinations are also within easy reach.
Standard registration covers lodging, breakfast, writing workshops led by Cary Tennis, and an individual conference with Cary. Lunch and dinner are not included in the price of registration, but shops and and some truly wonderful restaurants are in easy walking distance, and, in most cases, are more affordable than those in more well-known tourist destinations. Le Santucce just won the TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence for the second year in a row, which is not surprising as it has large, clean, beautifully designed and decorated rooms with spectacular views.
If you would like to join us next June, you can sign up here. If you have questions, would like to view our cancellation policy, would like to send a check, need more information, etc., email us at firstname.lastname@example.org or call Norma at 415 317-4460 or Cary at 415 308-5685.
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Sign up for May 21-29, 2016
Deposit to hold any room: $850 (Please let me know if you would like a large room or an apartment with kitchenette.)
Large room or apartment shared with one other workshop participant paid in full: $1375 (participants are responsible for finding their own roommates)