Retreat for 2019

Isola Maggiore – Lake Trasimeno, Umbria

We’re busy planning next autumn’s retreat on the island … please check back later for full details.

If you’re on our mailing list, you’ll be among the first to hear of the dates and enjoy the chance of an Early Bird deal!

As with each September, the price will include:

  • Seven nights half board at the island’s only hotel (Da Sauro) including wine with dinner (double en suite room, with single occupancy)
  • Four morning workshops with cappuccino & delicious pastries
  • Two one-to-one feedback sessions with Glynis
  • An ‘aperitivo time’ on the terrace
  • Entry to the Chiesa di San Michele Arcangelo, the Captain’s House and the Lace Museum
  • Boat trip around the island

All workshops 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:  glynischarlton@gmail.com

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