Spend a delicious week in Tuscany with Laura Fraser, NYT-bestselling author of An Italian Affair–writing, exploring, and savoring the culinary and cultural pleasures of the Tuscan countryside.
Laura brings her fluent Italian, love of Italy, sense of humor, and long experience as a writing teacher to insure that you have a memorable week, with some writing to take home as a souvenir (along with some great olive oil, wine, and Parmigiano Reggiano).
The Tuscan hills, an historic farmhouse, and fabulous Italian meals and wine will inspire you to write and reflect about your sensory experiences. This intimate destination writing workshop in Italy is open to anyone who is interested in improving their writing, from journal dabblers to published writers.
Laura Fraser’s writing workshops are dedicated to the notion that writing can be a pleasure as well as a serious craft. Immerse yourself in your writing and be inspired by the beauty of Italy– its art, food, and culture.
Each day will start with a short writing exercise and lecture on craft. We will focus on writing from the senses—inspired by the smells, tastes, and sounds of Umbria—and then other aspects of craft, such as dialogue, scene, character, and structure. Participants will have quiet times to write, and will be able to share their work with others for feedback. The focus will be on writing from experience—personal essay, memoir, travel, food—though writers from any genre are welcome.
Laura Fraser is the bestselling author of An Italian Affair, and speaks fluent Italian. She has taught writing at the University of California at Berkeley’s Graduate School of Journalism, Stanford Continuing Education, the San Francisco Writers’ Grotto, and her own Laura’s Mexican Writing Fiestas. She's also a co-founder of SheBooks. More on Laura at laurafraser.com