The Florence Writers Workshop 2013

Florence, Italy - Jan. 13-23, 2013

towerA metropolis of artisans for over half a millennia, Florence is so alive in the creative fields, it is impossible not to find something inspiring.  The architecture, museums, people and food provide a rich and nourishing background to fuel your creative endeavors.

In its third year, The Florence Writers Workshop stands as a writing and cultural experience unlike anything we offer.  We are proud to announce that Guggenheim Fellow Frederic Tuten will teach Short Fiction this year.

Housed at the Florence University of the Arts, we have gathered a stellar faculty and shaped an incredible 11-day experience. While writing workshops are the anchor of the program, field trips in and around the city and a compelling series of electives led by an internationally renowned faculty round out your trip.

Electives and events may include: 

  • An Evening at the Opera
  • Faculty-led visit to Galleria dell'Accademia (where David lives)
  • Digital Photography
  • Faculty-led walking tour of Florence
  • How to describe wine
  • Introduction to Italian Language and Culture
  • Excursion to the Tuscan Countryside/winery
  • Cooking Class (and dinner) at Apicius Culinary School

We invite you to delve deep into the artistic and literary life of the city that once nourished Dante and Dostoevsky and discover a renaissance in your own writing.

Applications are open to all. 

Subscriber Option: For those wanting to live the writer’s life, but aren’t writers, there is a subscriber option which gives you access to everything but the actual workshop – which means more museums, shopping and espresso for you.