Tuscany Writing Retreat - May 10, 2025

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A Writer Within in Tuscany

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This retreat is designed to pluck you from the stresses of daily life and give your mind and body the time and space to truly relax. How? By taking care of your every need — from the well-appointed rooms at the villa to the home-cooked Italian meals. Each day intentionally allows for downtime to recharge and simply be.

When you’re being gentle with yourself, you’ll be amazed at how much your creativity ignites, and your desire to write grows.


You’re coming to Italy! When you aren’t writing, I want you to experience Tuscany. In our time together, we will sidestep the tourist hot spots and immerse ourselves in the true beauty of our surroundings. Each of our excursions is highly curated, with a focus on less-traveled, yet equally-beautiful locales — think small wineries, narrow lanes, and authentic hill towns. I spent years living in Florence and exploring this region, and cannot wait to share it with you.

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Each morning, we will explore the craft of writing through plot, dialogue, characterization, imagery, and more. As you become curious about story ideas, inspirations, and blocks, you’ll discover and embrace your unique vision

As a reward for your hard work, you will enjoy a buffet lunch on one of the villa’s terraces. Your afternoon will either be free to do as you please, relax/write/explore, or a professionally guided excursion will be scheduled.

Additional writing sessions will be scheduled on afternoons without excursions.

I will schedule a private consultation with you to discuss your work on one of your free afternoons. The retreat also includes a second consultation via phone with me at some point post-retreat.

Before dinner, we will gather in the outdoor living room to enjoy an aperitivo and admire the sunset.

 What's Included:

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  • One week of luxury accommodation in a private villa
  • All meals
  • All beverages, including wine
  • Mid-morning and mid-afternoon snacks
  • Evening aperitivo
  • Daily writing instruction
  • Two private consultations with Kathryn – one during the retreat and one post-retreat phone consultation
  • Professionally guided tours
  • Local wine tasting
  • Transfer to and from Florence by private shuttle
  • Unlimited Inspiration (priceless)

It's not a question of whether you have a writer within—it's a question of how to set her free.


Retreat Information

Retreat Date 05-10-2025
Retreat End Date 05-17-2025
Retreat Fee From $3900
Created By Kathryn Kay
Retreat Contact Person Kathryn Kay
Retreat Contact Information https://awriterwithin.com/contact/
Location villa de' sernigi
Genres and Categories Creative Writing, Fiction, Memoir, Women only

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