Creative Writing in Sicily
with our guest author, Alice Greenway


15 to 30 September 2018

September 2018: Creative Writing in Sicily

This tour is now open for booking.

Sicily has inspired many authors to write about its very rich history, the fabulous food, the ebb and flow of power, and the 20th/21st century phenomena of the Mafia. The lovely climate, abundant harvests from both the land and the sea, the delicious wine and its range of scenery have drawn people here for conquest, for a better life and to write. Join us as we travel through the island and gently experiment with writing in response to what we see, hear, eatand drink, do and imagine. We are in the company of Alice Greenway whose two novels, The White Ghost Girls (2006), and The Bird Skinner (2015) have been well received (the former as BBC Book at Bedtime as well as being longlisted for the Orange Book Prize). The Bird Skinner was a finalist for the New England Book Awards. No writing experience necessary, and writing is not compulsory! Most days will feature readings from selected authorsand suggested prompts to help you to pen your own words inspired by the places we visit. We may opt to write at café tables, or amongst the ruins. We will be comfortably accommodated in five agroturismos and hotels during our fortnight on this lovely island. The tour is led by Rufus Reade.