Time. Space. Create. Writing Workshop with Justen Ahren at Art Monastery Italia

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Time. Space. Create. Writing Workshop with Justen Ahren at Art Monastery Italia

Where will you take your writing? Where will your writing take you?

Participate in a week-long writing intensive in Labro, Italy, November 11–17, 2012, at the Art Monastery Italia, for writers seeking to deepen their connection to their written work.

This retreat is generously hosted by the beautiful Colle di Costa 4-star hotel, a renovated monastery just outside the exquisite medieval hill town of Labro, Italy, 70 miles northeast of Rome. Deep in the Italian countryside, Labro is an ideal retreat for writers seeking time, solitude, and space in which to write. Explore the sacred Rieti valley, dine on locally grown and harvested food at Ristorante Ulisse, take in the local culture, and be a part of a creative community of writers and artists.

Workshop space is limited to ten participants. This intimate workshop is for writers and artists interested in connecting to the deep and plentiful source of their creativity.

West Tisbury, Massachusetts, Poet Laureate Justen Ahren will facilitate the workshop. For the past nine years, Mr. Ahren has been teaching writing on Martha’s Vineyard. He is the founder and Director of the Martha’s Vineyard Writer’s Residency and The Summer Festival of Poetry at Featherstone Center for the Arts. Mr. Ahren holds and MFA in Poetry from Emerson College. He has performed his work in Mexico, Boston, Seattle, Tacoma, and New York City.

Cost and Details

The cost of the retreat and workshop is USD $1,595.00.* This includes:

Six nights at Colle di Costa hotel
Sunday evening reception
Five days of writing workshops
Optional meditation workshop with the Art Monastery Project
Final evening public reading and reception in the theater

*Transportation to and from Labro is the responsibility of each individual participant. However, we can arrange to meet you at the train station in nearby Terni, Italy. Meals, other than breakfast, are the responsibility of individual participants.

To apply, email justenahren@hotmail.com. In the subject, put “Italy Workshop.” In the body of your email, or as an attachment, include a bio, a brief writing sample (up to 10 pages), and a statement about your writing (for example, your relationship to your writing, your goals in writing, and why you want to take this particular workshop).

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