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Cary’s Tuscan Writing Retreat, 2014

CaryNorma_Light_SmallThis June, join Cary in Italy for a week-long writing retreat in the medieval Tuscan hill town of Castiglion Fiorentino. Our newest Tuscan retreat will take place May 30-June 6, 2014 at Le Santucce, a converted 13th-century Benedictine convent in the historic center of town.

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. We will also have a day free for a longer day trip to either Florence, Ovieto or even Rome. As Castiglion Fiorentino is on the main train line between Florence and Rome, direct trips to these destinations will be 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.

This town is not frequented by tourists, but is locally famous for its festivals. The first couple of days of our retreat will take place during the town’s annual medieval festival.

Your registration covers 1-week’s lodging, breakfast, writing workshops led by Cary, and an individual conference with Cary. Lunch and dinner are not included in the price of registration, but shops and 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 2013, so I think we’ll be in for a rather nice stay.

If you have questions, want to send a check, need more information, etc., email us at or call Norma at 415 317-4460 or Cary at 415 308-5685.


Sign up here. Prices include all workshops, one week’s lodging, breakfast, and individual conferences with Cary:

Tuscany Deposit to hold any room (please inform me of your room selection at the time you pay your deposit): $899

Tuscany Single Occupancy with single bed, full payment (only 3 rooms available at this price!): $1,699

Tuscany Single Occupancy with double bed, full payment: $1,999

Tuscany Single Occupancy apartment with double bed and kitchen, full payment: $2249

Tuscany Double Occupancy, both workshop participants: $1350 apiece (attendees are responsible for finding their own roommates)

Tuscany Spouses, friends or S/Os who will share a room but will not be attending workshops: $450 each

Tuscany Pay Balance after Deposit: Single Occupancy with Single Bed (due May 1, 2014): $800

Tuscany Pay Balance after Deposit: Single Occupancy with Double Bed (due May 1, 2014): $1100

Tuscany Pay Balance after Deposit: Single Occupancy Apartment (due May 1, 2014): $1350


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