writers looking for inspiration.
find it in Italy.
out a window from an apartment in Rome, or enjoy sweeping
vistas from your doorstep in the Tuscany countryside, and
you'll see why writing workshops are so popular throughout
in poetry, playwriting, fiction and non-fiction writing
can easily be included in any trip to Italy, typically combining
work & pleasure in cultural tours, special readings,
and expert writing courses - with plenty of time left over
to experience & fully enjoy Italy like any tourist.
With any package you may be considering, begin by researching
the particulars, and then match your temperament to the
course. The romance of a writing workshop in eternal Italy
may be what initially fires your interest in a writing course
tour. But will it be intensive enough for your goals &
interests? Too intensive?
tours include readings of Italian classics or poetry, a
lecture by a famous guest writer... and then it's off to
visiting places of literary interest related to the course.
Some other tours may include hours of classes and follow-up
assignments, or a combination of serious literary effort,
find out about accommodations and amenities included in
the tour. Most writers today don't leave home without their
laptops, so if an Internet connection is important to you
make sure you have access to one (you'll have better luck
in the city, although the Italian countryside is now becoming
also let writers pick their own accommodations. If so, ask
about discounts you might receive as a member of the group.
Round out your enquiries with questions on cancellations
policies, airport transfers, meals, or any other extras
which may be included.
you've done your homework, relax. And dream of the country
that has been inspiring poets, writers, playwrights &
screenwriters for centuries.
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