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CREATIVE WRITERS' RETREAT AT PALAZZO DONATI

“To all creative writers looking for inspiration and expert support in beautiful Le Marche.”

Practise and develop your creative writing whilst staying in the magnificent surroundings of Palazzo Donati, set away in Le Marche, central Italy. This residential course, led by award-winning author and professor of Creative Writing at London University, Russell Celyn Jones, will help you develop:


• techniques in style, form and structure
• critical awareness of your own creative practice
• confidence in experimenting with various modes of writing.

The week’s programme will include a visit to the Renaissance town of Urbino (UNESCO World Heritage Site), wine tasting and sampling of the delicious local cuisine, meeting local artists and artisans, and an opportunity to explore and enjoy the unspoilt and beautiful countryside.

Stay in 17th- century palace. Accommodation includes large and comfortable twin or double bedrooms, with en-suite bathrooms. Exclusive use of the charming walled garden.

Visit the city of Urbino, birthplace of Renaisssance artist Raffaello, where you can visit his house and also enjoy a guided tour of the 15th-century Ducal Palace of Federico da Montefeltro.

Experience a truly authentic Italian way of life, taking in the local traditions, architecture, art and crafts. Meet the locals and share their passion for food and wine.

This course is suitable for beginners as well as more experienced writers.  All that is required is a passion for reading good literature and for writing.  This seven-day residential course runs from 1-8 September 2018 and again from 4-11 May 2019 with a minimum of 8 to a maximum of 14 guests per program. 
The cost is €1600 per person based on double occupancy.  Single room supplement available upon request.
The seven day package includes all meals, activities, illustrative materials, attendance certificate and local transportation to/from different locations. Airfares and connecting transportation to or from the town of Mercatello sul Metauro are not included, but we can help you with making suitable arrangements.
To reserve your place on the Creating Writing Course, or if you would like further information, please contact Luisa Donati at info@palazzodonati.com.