In Vino Veritas

Creative writing courses in the vineyards

Uncork your creative spirit!

Immerse yourself in the inspiring landscape of a vineyard and let the creative juices flow! Whether you are currently working on a novel or memoir, or just starting out, we offer creative writing workshops in English and Italian.
Focus on: Memoir Writing or Fiction
All our locations feature exquisite and healthy Mediterranean diet and exciting Italian wines!

About

In Vino Veritas is a 6-night/7-day program of creative writing in a spectacular natural setting.
Choose from among our 4 dedicated locations

Sicily Terra

Live among the vineyards just 1.5 hours outside Palermo, on an authentic feudal estate. Step into the past, and experience the world of Tomasi di Lampedusa’s The Leopard. Take walks on the estate’s lands, with views of spectacular countryside, vineyards and hills.

Sicily Mare

On the island of Salina, live a natural experience surrounded by a vineyard of Malvasia grapes. In the stunning Eolian islands, you will find the serenity and the stimulation to create your best work yet.

Siena

Our stunning centrally located 18th century palace is the perfect backdrop for the writing workshops. Take a walk through the history and art of Siena as the Middle Ages and Renaissance come alive.

Tuscan Vineyards

Live among the rolling hills of Tuscany at a winemaker’s estate where you are free to roam the gardens and take  walks in the vineyards. Breathe the inspiring aromas of  Tuscan cuisine and wines to create your best work yet.

Memoir Writing with Edvige Giunta

Write Your Memoir Five Minutes at a Time

Edvige Giunta guides writers through the challenging but astoundingly rewarding memoir journey. Using her accessible and proven hands-on approach, Edvige uses a series of writing prompts that will bring out stories you didn’t even know you carried inside yourself. You will learn how to develop and sustain the kind of writing practice that is necessary to plan, write, and complete a memoir. Guided meditations will sustain the writing experience. By the end of the workshop, you will have a toolbox of strategies to work on your memoir independently.

Fiction with Jonathan Levi

Stories

We love stories, whether they come from the imagination, the world around us, or the world within. Applicants to the Stories workshop should bring stories-in-progress—anything from ideas to drafts of short fiction. The week will focus on the tools of language and structure, with the aim of strengthening the writer’s voice, training it not only for the privacy of the shower but for the public stage of La Scala.

Sessions

September 23 – 29: Siena/Tuscany – Memoir with Jonathan Levi
September 30 – October 6: Siena/Tuscany – Fiction with Jonathan Levi

Schedule

Mornings are dedicated to seminars. Lunch 1 – 3
Afternoons are free for reading, writing, relaxation, sports, additional activities, solitude
Motivation: Evenings are devoted to readings and group support

Sunday Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday
Arrival Seminar Seminar Seminar Seminar Seminar Breakfast
Reception Lunch Lunch Lunch Lunch Lunch Departure
Wine Tasting Reading & Writing time / Activities Reading & Writing time / Activities Reading & Writing time / Activities Reading & Writing time / Activities Reading & Writing time / Activities
Dinner Dinner Dinner Dinner Dinner Final Dinner
Reading (professor) Reading (students)

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