October 22-29, 2018
Our writing getaway included six nights at the Belvedere di San Leonino villa in Chianti, Italy, writing workshops and one-on-one feedback sessions. We also booked separate, full day trips to Sienna and Florence – incredible.
During our stay at the gorgeous villa, Gerard offered creative writing workshops and hosted individual meetings with all participants, where the focus was on them and their writing, and where Gerard provided detailed feedback on writing samples which participants sent to him ahead of the trip.
The retreat included group readings, writing prompts, and many opportunities for grand conversation and inspiration: a thoughtful balance of time spent in the company of other writers and time alone dedicated to their own writing.