WRITING WORKSHOP WITH TOM VOWLER
This year I will also be launching a writing workshop from 4-9th September 2019, led by award-winning author Tom Vowler. Tom will take you through an immersive and supportive series of morning sessions designed to stimulate and nourish your creativity. The emphasis will be on prose / fiction, however all literary forms can be explored. Guests may send Tom work in advance (max 10pp) and each writer will have an hour’s one-to-one session with Tom during afternoon writing time.
The workshop will take place in my rustic Italian farmhouse, where you will be heartily fed and expertly assisted with your writing endeavours, with readings and an outdoor musical event in the evening. There will be a day trip to Venice where you will be shepherded through the lagoon city to see the unique bookshop Libreria Acqua Alta and other treasures.
PICK UP at Venice or Treviso airports on Sunday afternoon 4th September. The house is divided into an assortment of single and shared bedrooms with varying costs. September is usually sunny and still warm. (Warning: there are some mosquitoes!)
Monday-Tuesday 5-6th September: self serve Italian breakfast; the morning fiction workshop with Tom Vowler will take place in the outdoor portico from 10am to 1pm, with a coffee break. This will be followed by lunch, writing time, evening readings and dinner at the house.
Wednesday 7th September: excursion to Venice. We will bring you to Terme Euganee Station for the 45-minute local train trip (5 euro) to Venice, and spend the day walking, eating gelato or drinking Campari Spritz! (Public transport and meals/drinks are not included in the workshop price)
Thursday 8th September: final morning workshop with Tom followed by lunch, an afternoon of writing and some evening music and dinner in the portico.
Friday 9th September: breakfast and then a ride back to Venice or Treviso airports !
PRICES: include all on-site meals and local wine from Sunday 4th evening to Friday 9th morning (transport and meals in Venice are not included). Our cooking style is local, healthy and quite simple!
£600 – single upstairs bedroom (bathroom is downstairs); there are two single rooms available
£500 – shared large downstairs bedroom (near bathroom and kitchen)
£450 – shared smaller upstairs bedroom
Unfortunately the house is not equipped for wheelchair users, and as the building is over 100 years old there is no air conditioning, although we have fans for you! However the walls are quite thick and the house remains cool inside.
CONTACT ME for further information or to book your place. Booking confirmation requires a 25% non-refundable deposit via Paypal. This will be an intimate group of 6 participants maximum.