Writing Retreat with Ruth Brandt

Special week-long writing retreat with RUTH BRANDT

4th – 11th June 2022 –  only 2 places available

22nd – 29th October 2022 – more than 4 places available



A creative writing retreat led by Ruth which will include taught sessions covering the art and craft of writing, discussions of course attendees’ particular interests, free time for working on your own writing projects or to develop pieces of writing started in class, workshop time to get feedback from the tutor and other class members and one-to-one sessions.


Course Details


This course will look at aspects of fiction writing – including characters, dialogue, setting and story structure – common to all forms of fiction writing. 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. You will have plenty of time to write while enjoying the delights of an Italian early summer.


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.


Writing Retreat prices start from €1,450 per person which includes the following:


  • All writing retreat tuition fees
  • 7 nights Luxury accommodation – see our rooms here
  • Local transportation including group transfers to and from either Ancona airport or Pedaso (station or bus stop)*
  • All meals including breakfast, lunch or gourmet picnics on location and evening meals
  • Delicious local house wine with lunch and evening meal
  • Unlimited use of lockable studio
  • “Taste of Le Marche” experience:  full day guided tour visiting a family run artisan cheese producer, olive oil producer and vineyard – includes tastings at each and lunch


*On the day of arrival we organise pick up times based on the groups arrival times either into Ancona airport or at the local train or coach stops.


We will do our very best to make sure nobody has to wait for too long but please be aware we will be picking up other members of the group whose arrival times may not necessary coincide perfectly with your own and we ask for your patience.


If you are arriving at a time that really doesn’t tie in with the group or arriving a day or so earlier we can arrange for a taxi to pick you up.   The cost of a taxi is in the region of €150.  If there is anybody else arriving doing the same we will arrange it so that you can share the transport costs.


Similarly for departure, for retreats the rooms are to be vacated by 10:00 on the morning of departure.  Departure time will be set based on the majority of the group.  Again we will do our very best to accommodate everyone.


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