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Autumn writing retreat in Puglia, Italy now open for booking! Learn more.

Enjoying Nature

(Re)claim your creative self

Replenish your creative wellspring, build your storytelling skillset and connect with other writers.

The Writing Grove meets writers wherever they are with their projects, wherever they are in the world. From retreats to in-person and online classes, we're with you every word of the way.

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Our students have published short stories and novels and have been nominated for and won numerous awards, including the prestigious Pushcart prize.


We offer writing workshops and retreats in the US, The Netherlands, Italy and online.

Our teachers are all published authors and practising industry professionals, with extensive teaching experience.


We offer workshops in many genres, including memoir, screenwriting, fantasy, general fiction and more.

All experience levels welcome!


Join us in Italy for immersive, transformative writing retreats.


Appropriate for all genres and experience levels.

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Happy Writers

The Writing Grove retreat was an incredible experience. Lloyd is an intuitive teacher who brings his vast experience in writing and background in theatre to his lessons. You will leave his lessons feeling more confident in your own writing abilities, and if you have the ability to do one of his masterfully curated retreats, you will leave feeling inspired, refreshed, and itching to do the next one!If you’re working on a novel, already published, or just stepping into the world of writing for the first time, I cannot recommend The Writing Grove enough!"

Anova, USA

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