What your week's retreat will look like
You’ll be welcomed at the jetty from mid-afternoon on the first Saturday. Once settled in, there’ll be a glass of wine or one of Mariapia’s cappuccinos, and before dinner we’ll gather together for a while to have a chat about our plans for the week. You might be completely new to creative writing and just wanting to give it a go, or you might already have some experience and be looking for fresh inspiration. With this in mind, the workshops – which are all completely optional - are tailored to suit individual needs, so that everyone gets the most from them.
Afternoons are kept free for you to relax into the island's atmosphere, explore a little, and write or read on one of the island's many benches. On two of the afternoons, there'll be guided visits on the island.
Our workshops begin on the Monday. (Sunday is for easing yourself into the slow pace and rhythm of this very special little island.) You’ll also have the option of two one-to-one consultations with me, to look more closely at your work and talk about how you might develop it.
Remember, all five workshops are optional. You’re free to take part in as little or as much writing activity as you like. Dive in and write your socks off, or dip your toes in the water and just read and relax … the choice is completely yours.
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