Be part of a creative community of writers and artists. This week-long retreat at Agriturismo La Foresteria in Tuscany, is our first Moveable Feast. Get time and space to work on a creative project in the inspiring Italian countryside. Live and write on a in an 18th Century Tuscan villa with a small group of artists and writers, wake up on a small farm and its fields, orchards and vineyards. Dine on locally grown produce, meat, cheese, and wine, and fresh baked breads and pastries from the mobile bakery which visits every morning. 

Moveable Feast is a community built around creativity, meals, drink, conversation, nurturing, inspiring environments and culture which fosters generosity of spirit and creative exchange. 

To apply, you must have a creative project you propose to work on during the week. This doesn’t have to be written work. You may wish to paint, or photograph, compose or dance. I’m only interested in convening communities of artists working, eating, and celebrating the creative life together. 

Where you’ll be: In the peace and quiet of the Tuscan countryside, 10 minutes from the Arezzo, the city where Life is Beautiful was filmed.

Getting Here and Back: Fly to Rome or Florence and take the train to Arezzo. Its 2-3 hours from Rome or Roma airport, 1 hour from Florence. There several trains per day from each city. I will pick you up at the train station in Arezzo and bring you to La Foresteria. Going home, I’ve bring you back to the train in Arezzo. 

Arrive after 4pm on October 20th. Depart by 11am on October 27th.

To apply: Use the contact form to message me a short statement about the project you’ll be working on during your stay. Once I review this, I’ll confirm acceptance and we can figure out payment. 

The cost is $1599. Breakfast and dinner is not included but can be purchased at the agriturismo’s family-run restaurant. Breakfast costs 15 euro. Dinner cost depends on what you order from the menu, ranging from 12-30 euro. There is a kitchen in the villa where lunch and other meals can be prepared. I will prepare at least one meal for us. I hope dinners are an opportunity for us to gather and talk about our day and our work. 

I will have a car for outings and for supplies.