Writing Retreat with Ruth Brandt 2024

Special week-long creative writing retreat with Ruth Brandt

5th – 12th July 2024


Course Details


The creative writing retreat with Ruth Brandt course will be tailored to the writing course attendees’ particular interests and will include aspects of fiction writing, such as characters, dialogue, setting and story structure. Whether you are already working on a project, want to start something new, or simply want to try writing for the first time, you will receive guidance and feedback in a supportive, constructive workshop atmosphere on this writing retreat in Italy.


Included in the price is:


  • all tuition fees
  • 7 nights accommodation in luxury air-conditioned, en-suite rooms with: – see our rooms here
       – luxury bedding
       – high quality, 100% natural, Italian toiletries: shampoo, shower gel, body lotion and hand gel
       – daily servicing of the rooms
       – mid-week linen and towel change
       – 100% cotton waffle robes & slippers
  • All meals including breakfast, buffet lunch and a choice of up to 4 courses from our daily changing gourmet evening menu
  • A ‘pizza-giro’ evening at a local trattoria within a few minutes walk of the hotel
  • Delicious local wine with lunch and evening meal
  • 5 days writing tuition
  • Private group transfers to and from either Ancona airport or Pedaso (station or bus stop)
  • Guided orientation walking tour of the medieval hill-top town of Montelparo on day of arrival 
  • Full day excursion to the beautiful medieval town of Fermo (lunch not included(
  • Unlimited use of air-conditioned studio
  • full-time staff on site including concierge service


Prices start from €1999 per person based on two people sharing a room. 


To find out more fill out the form at the VERY bottom of the page.


Bring a Partner or Friend


If you’d like to bring along a non-participating partner they too can experience our hospitality enjoying all the meals and excursions.  If you’re wondering what else there is for them to do then find out just some of the options here.

About Ruth


Ruth Brandt is a writer and has tutored creative writing for over ten years at Surrey Adult Learning, West Dean College, Kingston University and independently. Her short stories and flash fiction have been widely published. She won the Kingston University MFA Creative Writing Prize, has been nominated for the Pushcart Prize, Write Well Award and Best Small Fictions Award. Her prize-winning short story collection No One has any Intention of Building a Wall was published by Fly on the Wall Press in November 2021. She lives in Surrey, England with her husband and has two delightful sons.


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