Applications for our September 2024 Tuscany workshops are open!  

2024 Workshop Dates:  

September 20th - 25th, 2024

This September, immerse yourself in the art of storytelling amidst the rolling hills and vineyards of Tuscany. Our Tuscany Writing  Workshops gather an intimate group of fiction and nonfiction writers for an intensive week of creativity, craft seminars, one-on-one conferences, and in-depth discussions on the craft and business of writing. 

Led by National Book Award Finalist Brandon Hobson, Pulitzer Prize Finalist  Chloé Cooper Jones, and award-winning novelist Kelly Luce, our program is designed to be intentionally small, ensuring personalized attention and a close-knit community atmosphere.

Nestled in the picturesque Tuscan landscape, each workshop will accept no more than 10 participants, fostering an environment of focused learning and exchange. Upon acceptance, writers are invited to submit two pieces of their work; one will be workshopped by your peers and instructor for group feedback, while the other is reserved for a private consultation with your workshop leader, offering tailored guidance on your writing journey.

Our daily craft talks, open to all participants, are led by our faculty. Whether you’re looking to hone your voice, deepen your understanding of literary craft, or navigate the path to publication,  our workshops are designed to support your goals. We are committed to treating your writing with the seriousness it deserves, teaching the craft necessary for producing impactful and enduring work that resonates with readers far beyond the confines of the workshop.

At Writing  Workshops Tuscany, surrounded by the breathtaking beauty of Italy’s heartland, our mission is to nurture your writing from the solitary confines of the drafting table into the warmth of a vibrant community.  For one week in September, we believe there is no more inspiring setting for this transformative experience than amidst the historic charm and natural beauty of Tuscany, a region celebrated for its cultural heritage and artistic spirit.

 What will my application include?

  • Brief bio informing us of your involvement in the writing and literary community and any prior or forthcoming publications. (500 words  max)
  • Purpose statement explaining why you would like to participate in Writing Workshops Tuscany. You can also discuss current manuscripts or writing projects that you might choose to workshop. (1000 words max.)
  • Writing sample excerpts in fiction or nonfiction. This does not have to be published work, though that is acceptable, nor does it have to be a piece you plan to workshop. Complete works under the word count are not required; excerpts are acceptable. (Fiction/nonfiction/poetry: 5000 words max).

We look forward to reading your work! 


Blake Kimzey,  

For full details, please visit our 2024 Tuscany Webpage. Apply Now! 

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