Autumn Retreat – 2019

Isola Maggiore – Lake Trasimeno, Umbria

The price for this year’s retreat on beautiful Isola Maggiore is £1,190.  This includes:

  • Seven nights half board at the island’s only hotel (Da Sauro) in a double en suite room, with single occupancy, and including wine with dinner
  • Four morning writing workshops with coffee & delicious pastries
  • Two one-to-one feedback sessions with Glynis
  • Three ‘aperitivo times’ on the terrace – share your work or even learn some Italian
  • Entry to the Chiesa di San Michele Arcangelo, the Captain’s House and the Lace Museum
  • Boat trip around the island

All workshops and visits are optional, leaving you free to do as much or as little as you please, so that, if you prefer, you can make up your week as you go along.

Wednesday is kept as a completely free day, for those wanting to explore the surrounding mainland … or simply stay on the island and relax by the lake.

Places are limited to just eight.

To find out more, please email:

About Glynis

“A terrific portrayal of family life” – Jimmy McGovern

“Your poem was just astonishing” – Jackie Kay

Glynis has many years’ experience of running workshops, both in Italy and in the UK.  She has a First Class BA (Hons) in Creative Writing and her work has been published both in print and on screen.  Most recently, it was Highly Commended in the Bridport Poetry Prize 2016.

Glynis’ workshops are always friendly and informal, using plenty of varied prompts for inspiration, and her Italian retreats nurture the supportive setting. She is passionate about words and about helping and encouraging people in how best to use them creatively.

“Inspirational sessions led by Glynis and the added bonus of a wonderful camaraderie with the other writers.  Sharing ideas, experiences, and I loved every minute.” – Tony, Isola Maggiore, 2016