Creative Writing Workshop in the Vineyards of Tuscany

Bottle of wine and two glasses in the foreground of a sunset view.

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IN VINO VERITAS
September 1 – 7, 2019
Alison MacLeod
(Author of Unexploded, long-listed for the Booker Prize) 
Last few spots available!

In Vino Veritas is a residential writing workshop in the vineyards of Tuscany, featuring personalized encounters with teacher/writers, morning workshops, guided wine tastings, and wonderful Italian cuisine.

Limited to a maximum of 15 participants, In Vino Veritas brings together a small group of international writers who work on memoirs, fiction, and poetry, learning about writing in the morning and wine in the evenings. All is accompanied by exquisite food and conversation.

The backdrop to this exciting week is the Donatella Cinelli Colombini wine estate in Trequanda, between Florence and Siena. The day begins after breakfast with a three-hour workshop—perfect for writers working on short stories, memoirs, translations and even poetry. The afternoon is free for writing, wandering, and trips to the nearby towns of Montepulciano, Pienza, Montalcino, or Bagno Vignoni. In the evening, wine flows over long Italian dinners that include sommelier-led guided tastings and exquisite food pairings. Some star-filled evenings are dedicated to readings. 

Participants stay in superbly comfortable private bedrooms in rustic buildings in the middle of the vineyards. Breakfast, lunch, and dinner feature Tuscan specialties, like the famed Chianina steak from the nearby Val di Chiana, and produce comes from local farms in the Val d’Orcia, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, or the gardens of the Cinelli Colombini estate itself (vegetarians won’t get bored!).

Details may be found at:  invinoveritaswriting.com

Thank you for your attention. 

Cin-cin! Cheers!
Suzanne Branciforte

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