TEN GLORIOUS DAYS in ITALY
Join us in Sperlonga, Italy. Stay at an oceanfront hotel on the coast of Italy between Rome and Naples. $1900.00 includes the writer’s retreat, oceanfront double occupancy room, breakfast, and amenities.
ONLY 3 SPACES REMAIN AVAILABLE.
Intensive writing in a supportive community of peers. End the day with an appertivo at sunset to discuss the essay, the writing process, publishing as a separate process, the joys and pitfalls of being a writer in the world.
Limitless places for inspiration, relaxation, and to write, rewrite, revive in the slow pace of a town immersed in antiquity. The sound of the surf to quiet distractions. Inspired concentration.
Miles of sandy “blue flag” beach to take long walks to clear brain chatter. Irresistible safe swimming to refresh insights.
Trek through the maze of rough-hewn stairways covered in arched passages to the old town’s grand piazzas and panoramic vistas of countryside vineyards, olive tree farms, and the Tyrrhenian Sea.
Spend hours at the ruins of Roman Emperor Tiberius’ Villa and famed Grotto. Revisit Homer’s Odyssey at the Museo Archeologico di Sperlonga housing an astounding collection of marble sculptures depicting the enchantress goddess Circe with Odysseus men turned to farm animals at her feet. The colossal statue of the Cyclops cursing Odysseus (Ulysses) and his crew as they prepare to blind him.
JUNE 3-13,2018 - APPLICATION DEADLINE MARCH 15, 2018.
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The Mediterranean white stucco building sits on miles of blue flag beach in the ancient town of Sperlonga. There is a lovely garden, a full-service restaurant with a large terrace perfect for gazing out to sea or watching the sunset on the horizon. There is also a vast rustic conference space and a gym.
Each participant will stay in a room with a panoramic sea view, a writing desk, and private bathroom. The day starts with a morning feast of an abundant breakfast buffet. Every room has a beach lounge and umbrella reserved for restorative breaks. Free WIFI is available throughout the hotel and guest rooms. All amenities listed above come included in the cost of the retreat. All rooms are double occupancy. Guests who are not participating in the retreat are welcome to share your room.
Deborah Di Bari
I am the publisher and editor of breathefreepress.org. an online literary magazine of resistance that publishes writers testing and expanding the boundaries of the essay.
I received my Master of Fine Arts in Creative Writing from The City College of New York, CUNY.