An intimate 25 person 4 day, five nights writers retreat in Florence, Italy. Feature Lisa Clifford - award-winning novelist and creative writing tutor. Also featuring New York literary agent Jeff Kleinman. Jeff will consider for agent acceptance our book ideas and pitches. Philosopher, Matthew Ferrara, will cast his creativity class magic as well as help us understand and improve our social media platforms.
with Jane Corry, Sunday Times best-seller, published by Penguin.
Whether you simply need time away from home to work out an idea, are an emerging or established writer, our one week retreats are tailor made for you. All we ask is that you love writing. The Art of Writing offers morning lectures on writing and afternoon individual coaching sessions. Our aim is to nurture you, your writing skills and your project. We want to inspire you to write more and teach you how to improve, without feeling intimidated.
Washington Literary agent, Deborah Grosvenor, will be giving you the chance to ask anything and everything you’ve ever wanted to know about publishing.
How often do you get the chance to sit and chat with the woman who discovered Tom Clancy? The former editor who accepted the manuscript The Hunt for Red October, after it had been turned down by numerous other publishers?
The Grosvenor Literary Agency is a full-service boutique agency representing writers across a variety of subjects. The agency’s emphasis is on strong, serious, interesting nonfiction. We also represent quality fiction on a selective basis. Agency clients have received numerous awards and honors, including the Pulitzer Prize, the MacArthur Fellowship, the Lincoln Prize, the Thurber Prize for America Humor, the National Endowment for the Arts grants, the Nieman Fellowship, the Alicia Patterson Fellowship, the Council on Foreign Affairs Arthur F. Ross Award, The Charles Bronfman Prize, and the Grawemeyer Award. Client writing has appeared in the New Yorker, the New York Times, the Washington Post, Vogue, “O,” Best American Travel Writing and a range of other publications.
We feel more than ever that creatives need time away from their day to day environments to kick-start wonderful writing. Sometimes our routines, together with the demands of our families and the distractions of technology can entirely disconnect us from our writing goals, dreams and deadlines. Completely immersing yourself in a community and environment that nurtures your writing skills always stimulates some of your best work. Learning, practising, sharing, and listening to new ideas inspires your finest writing. That’s our aim for you in the second week of September – to nurture and replenish you and your written work so that you produce your best work ever.
Interviews and discussions with global agents and publishers confirms beyond doubt that their most frequent request is for gripping text. Strong story lines that hook readers from the first chapter are more essential than ever. Every commissioning agent and associate editor that we meet with requires engaging stories, with deeper characters, more compelling dialogue and thrilling plot lines. It is with this demand in mind that we’ve decided to run a retreat focusing on pace, build-up and how to write unputtowndable text — in all genres. Whether you’re writing historical non-fiction, your own family history, romance, a memoir or literary fiction our 2017 Tuscan workshop aims to tighten your words and sharpen your story-telling.