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Writers making scenes (Nov 24)

Located in Nardò (Puglia), Italy

  • Starts 3 Nov
  • 2,557 euros
  • Nardò

Spots available

Course details

Retreat dates: 3 - 9 November 2024, all rooms single occupancy. EARLY BIRD SPECIAL: €2557. Tuition goes up to €2957 on 15 August. This masterclass is limited to 6 participants MAX. Not sure if this trip is for you? Contact me at, and we can set up a meeting to chat. To join us: - Place your non-refundable deposit of €600 (euros) below. - Remainder is due by 1 October WHAT'S INCLUDED: - Immersive writers retreat with interactive activities and exercises where you'll learn to build dynamic characters, show-stopping scenes and dialogue that sings - 6 nights' accommodation at a 900-year-old monastery, now a luxury hotel - 7 delicious breakfasts at the hotel to energise you for the day ahead - Five mouthwatering dinners at local haunts with your fellow writers - Two tours of Puglia that will teach you about the local history and traditions - One craft-making session with a local artisan - All course material so you can review and use long after the retreat - One or more one-on-one sessions with the facilitator WHAT'S NOT INCLUDED: - Flights/trains to local airport/ train station - Meals and activities outside those specified WHAT YOU'LL TAKE HOME: - An unforgettable experience in an authentic part of Italy few outside the country know about - New friends and membership in a global writing community - Fully realised, three-dimensional characters - A revised scene with beginning, middle and end, conflict and dialogue - A concrete plan of attack for continuing your work after the retreat - A lifetime discount to all future Writing Grove courses and retreats

Cancellation Policy

Any cancellation made more than 30 days of the start of the trip will be fully refunded (minus deposit and processing costs). Any cancellation made between 30 days and two weeks before the start of the retreat will result in a loss of 50% of the trip price, plus processing costs. Any cancellation made less than two weeks will result in total loss of funds.

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*All of our prices are based in Euros. The conversion to your local currency is an approximation. 

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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