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Writing Retreat in Italy: May 2009

As some of you will know I’m running a writing retreat in Sardinia, Italy, in early May of this year. (Jointly with Emma Bird from How to Italy)

We’ve identified the ideal place to host a retreat on the island… a simple but beautiful agriturismo near the Costa Smerelda.  You’ll get an idea for what the place is like by flicking through this slideshow (RSS readers or e-mail subscribers, you might need to pop over to access the slides).

A writing retreat might just be the thing you need to help you achieve your audacious writing goals in 2009.

Here are some of the reasons why - from 10 Things You Want from a Writing Holiday in 2009

The freedom to walk, talk, write, eat, drink, laugh, cry, learn… and write some more

A place that will make you feel restful, safe, at home

An environment that will make you feel optimistic, energised, inspired

A burst of sunshine (without frying in the heat).  Light and warmth to write.

Time, support and feedback to get that writing project moving.  Or done.

Or it might be just the thing a friend or colleague needs.  If so, please do pass the information on!

Many thanks.

Joanna Young, The Confident Writing Coach
Because our words count

You’ll find all the information you need on venue, dates, prices, what’s included at Absorbing Writing.

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17 Responses to “Writing Retreat in Italy: May 2009”

  1. On January 14, 2009 at 9:48 am J.D. Meier responded with... #

    That is too cool!

    I look forward to the recap and pictures.

    J.D. Meiers last blog post..Precision Questions and Precision Answers

  2. On January 14, 2009 at 12:51 pm Iain Broome responded with... #

    Unfortunately, with work commitments, a writing retreat is a bit of a pipe dream for me. However, I do know a couple of people who have been on and enjoyed retreats before, so I’ll pass the info on.

    Iain Broomes last blog post..Embrace your writing community, but don’t be scared to say ‘no’!

  3. On January 14, 2009 at 1:13 pm Lilly responded with... #

    This looks amazing. Wish I had found your site earlier. It would be wonderful to do somethign like that. Maybe next year.

    Lillys last blog post..Hey True Blue!

  4. On January 14, 2009 at 2:22 pm Bo responded with... #

    Italy is on my calendar for 2010, Hmmmmm!

    Bos last blog post..Sumac’s Candelabra

  5. On January 14, 2009 at 6:45 pm Gennaro responded with... #

    Writing retreats are useful. Writing retreats on an Italian island are unforgettable :)

    I see a theme for the workshop and it has a lot to do with yummy food.

    Gennaros last blog post..Things To Do In NYC (For Free)

  6. On January 14, 2009 at 8:13 pm Lucy responded with... #

    Breathtaking! La Coste Esmeralda in Sardegna, is the most beautiful place ever. You can’t say you’ve really been to Italy unless you see this splendid place. Talk about inspiration!

    Lucys last blog post..Say What You Mean - Clearly

  7. On January 14, 2009 at 11:20 pm Joanna
    Twitter: joannapaterson
    responded with... #

    J D, thanks for the good wishes

    Iain, thanks, it’s appreciated

    Lilly, hopefully we’ll be running them in 2010 too. Will keep you posted

    Bo, hmmmm!

    Gennaro, you found us out ;-) Two answers: one, food & drink is great for waking up your senses… The other, Emma and I happen to love good food!

    Lucy, indeed. I’ve only seen a bit of it so far, but Emma keeps on making me drool with anticipation about what’s to come…

  8. On January 15, 2009 at 7:53 am Ulla Hennig responded with... #

    The writing workshop sounds great. I am still thinking about participating. I’d love to hear more about the programme - is there a place where I can find more information? Thanks in advance!

    Ulla Hennigs last blog post..No Ferry today!

  9. On January 15, 2009 at 6:14 pm Andy Hayes responded with... #

    Oooh - this looks absolutely stunning. It’s not a bad price considering the wine is included =)

    Andy Hayess last blog post..J’Adore Montreal

  10. On January 15, 2009 at 10:33 pm Joanna
    Twitter: joannapaterson
    responded with... #

    Ulla, glad you’re still thinking about it :-) The information on what’s included is to be found at Absorbing Writing but I’ll e-mail you tomorrow too

    Andy, interesting how the guys who write about travel are the ones who spot the info on the food and drink!

  11. On January 17, 2009 at 12:49 am Andy Hayes responded with... #

    Uhhhm… well, I was just being thorough. :)

    Andy Hayess last blog post..Please Be Seated - Row 22, Seat A & B

  12. On January 19, 2009 at 8:36 am wilson responded with... #

    Oh, Joanna. I’m looking forward to your trip here, it’s going to be a fantastic indeed…

    wilsons last blog post..Snacks – Is It Good or Bad For Your Health?

  13. On January 19, 2009 at 8:42 am Joanna
    Twitter: joannapaterson
    responded with... #

    Wilson, I think it will be pretty special. Thanks.



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