"We write best when we're inspired. Simple as that!"
- Alison Wearing
LIFE AS STORY
A MEMOIR WRITING RETREAT
with Alison Wearing
PAST RETREAT - FUTURE DATES COMING SOON!
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Begin the day at the window of your private bedroom drinking in a view of the Tuscan hills. Settle in with a cup of coffee or wander up to a gentle yoga class and meditation. After breakfast, make your way to the studio for an inspiring morning workshop session, and then feel free to spend the rest of the day writing, strolling the extensive grounds, reading, attending a wine tasting and/or visiting the spa. Your dinner will be a delicious organic feast paired with Fattoria del Colle’s local Brunello wines. And your evenings might be spent in the lounge, sharing some of your work with fellow writers or simply celebrating the insights and pleasures of the day.
Sound like a plan?
Alison is a Canadian writer, playwright, and performer. Her books have been nominated for the prestigious RBC Taylor Prize, shortlisted for the Edna Staebler Award for Creative Nonfiction, selected as an Indigo Top Pick, and become national bestsellers. Her essays and stories have been awarded the National Magazine Award Gold Medal, Western Magazine Award 1st Prize, and been a finalist for the Journey Prize. Her numerous theatre awards include Best Dramatic Script at New York City’s United Solo, the largest festival of solo theatre in the world.
Alison is the creator and facilitator of Memoir Writing Ink, an interactive online program that guides people through the process of transforming personal stories into memoir.
This retreat offers a balance of live teachings/workshops and the plentiful space and time we need to see our writing with fresh eyes and replenish our creative wells. In addition to craft talks and small group coaching sessions with Alison Wearing, participants will also receive personalized feedback on their writing in workshops facilitated by guest authors.
The aim of the retreat is to provide writers with inspiration and insight, as well as the direction, focus, clarity, enthusiasm and energy they need to move forward with their writing projects. This retreat is dedicated to literary nourishment: feeding the creative spirit in an inspiring and supportive environment.
Register now! Make your $1,500 deposit below to secure your spot. Plan now because space is limited.
A portion of all proceeds will be put toward tree-planting efforts with TreeCanada, which has planted more than 83 million native trees in urban, rural and wilderness areas and sequestered millions of tons of carbon pollution in the process. This ‘carbon calculator’ calculates carbon use (per flight) and estimates the number of trees that need to be planted to offset that use [somewhat]. Obviously, this is an imperfect solution, but it does, at the very least, add more trees to this world.