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Venice Writing Workshop with Judyth Hill

May 1 - 7, 2016


Immerse yourself in your writing and be inspired by the beauty of

Italy– its art, food, and culture.


To truly know Venice is to explore its lagoon, travel its waterways, and discover its centuries-old cuisine, fished from its waters and grown in its gardens. Join Judyth Hill for a writing adventure exploring, and capturing on paper, the hidden corners of one of humanity’s greatest treasures.


Step off a boat and step back in time.


Our writing tour begins at the Locanda Cipriani on the island of Torcello. Opened since 1935, the Locanda became a literary legend after Ernest Hemingway wrote 'Across the River and Through the Trees' during his stay. His impressions and memories of Torcello are forever imprinted on the pages of his novel and as a result, the Locanda became a destination of choice for the exclusive world of European royalty and celebrities, world-renown artists and writers. Enjoy the Locanda’s extensive gardens, their elegant simplicity and tranquil environment--the perfect place for creativity and thought.


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Dine on local Venetian cuisine, discover the lagoon’s fascinating history of fortune and fame, travel its ancient canals, and marvel at some of the world’s most amazing  art and architecture.


Venice Writing Workshop with Judyth Hill


DAY 1–Benevenuto!!

Arrive to the island of Torcello and Locanda Cipriani at your leisure. Evenings cocktails and introductions in the garden before a multi-course welcome dinner at the hotel’s famed restaurant.


DAY 2–Explore Torcello

The morning's writing class will be followed by a guided tour of Torcello’s Basilica of Santa Maria Assunta, built in 639. Known for its perfect marriage of art and spirituality, the basilica is the oldest in the lagoon. Enjoy some free time to write or explore the neighboring island of Burano, famous for its lace making, before an afternoon writing session. Group dinner and readings at nearby artist retreat.


DAY 3–Murano Glass Factories

After the morning's writing class, hop on a boat and explore Murano--the historic home of Venice’s glass factories. Return to Torcello for an afternoon writing session, followed by dinner at the famous Gatto Nero seafood restaurant on Burano.


DAY 4–The Gardens of Cipriani's

A full day of writing class and work on your own. Meals on Torcello.


DAY 5–Onward to Venice

After breakfast we’ll transfer to Venice in a private water taxi and settle in at our new accommodations: Domus Orsoni near the Canereggio Canal. Explore your surroundings--the Jewish Ghetto and canal-side cafés, the Ca’ d’Oro museum and picturesque churches. We’ll meet in the afternoon for class before visiting a few of Venice’s famed bars to sample cichetti (traditional bite-sized snacks) and taste the island’s officially drink—the spritz.


DAY 6–St. Marks & the Grand Canal

Following breakfast, get your writing assignment and begin a day of touring and tasting. We’ll have a private tour of St. Marks cathedral, followed by free time to wander and write. Afternoon class. Drinks on the Grand Canal, farewell dinner at one of Venice’s best restaurants


DAY 7–Buon Viaggio!

After a final breakfast together, depart for the train station or airport. If you’d like to spend a few extra days in Venice, we’d be happy to help with the arrangements.


*itinerary subject to change depending on local festivals and concerts.


Venice Writing Workshop with Judyth Hill


Double occupancy--$3200, private bath

Single supplement--$400


Bring a friend or spouse:

Non-writing companion--$2750


*Included in the Venice Writing Retreat are 3 nights accommodations at the Locanda Cipriani in Torcello and 3 nights at the Domus Orsoni in Venice, all transportation after arriving in Torcello, all group activities, 12 hours of writing class, guided tours, cooking demonstration, and all meals, except for those not specified in the itinerary (4 lunches and 1 dinner). Also included is a 6-day vaporetto pass for all the island ferries, as well as 3 hours private time with Judyth for personal critiques and questions.


A $1000 deposit is needed to secure your place in our Venetian Experience. Since the number of participants is limited and accommodations vary, early registration is advised. The balance of the tour is due 60 days prior to departure. If not received by that time, EAT-WRITE-TRAVEL reserves the right to treat the reservation as canceled.

Judyth HIll


Join Poet, Author, Teacher, Judyth Hill, for a delicious, enlivening week in a place that offers both the peace and tranquility to get serious work done, and the sensual and culinary beauty to feel utterly inspired every second!


Our time will be dedicated to giving yourself to your work the way you have always wanted, and becoming deeply Present and Refreshed in your writing.


Do you yearn for easy, relaxed stretches of time to write? To light up your Creativity: be on fire for your work? To create a finished manuscript of your poems? Plan, start or finish a novel? A Memoir? A Travel book? A cookbook? A Performance piece? Write your book proposal and query letters?


This is the get-down-to-it Getaway!!! The best of both: travel and discovery time, and real time to write!


We will set individual goals in our various genres, have long, luxurious time to work on our projects, creative time to WildWrite together, and time to share our work, listen to and mutually support each other.


We will drop down deeply into our writing life with passion and vigor.


Come into the delicious Now of your Amazing life!  Let’s commit to our gifts & get joyfully to work!


The Venice writing workshop includes 12 hours of writing classes, morning progress check-ins, sharing our work in the evenings, and 3 hours of private meeting time with Judyth.