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Writing Your Life Stories

Over the years we have run several types of writing courses from Writing Romantic Fiction to Comedy and Drama Scriptwriting. Now we are concentrating on just one genre: Writing Your Life Stories. Our tutor, Joe Parfitt, has won widespread praise for her course with us and participants have been inspired by her teaching. You can find out more details about Jo’s 2023 course by clicking the Programme icon above.

Your hosts at the watermill, Italy

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We would love you to join us.

Your hosts at the watermill in Tuscany

Lois and Bill Breckon

Testimonials from Jo’s previous Writing Your Life Stories week

Thank you for a wonderful week at the beautiful Watermill. I’ve had the best time and have returned home with lovely memories of time spent in Italy with such an inspirational group of people. I couldn’t have asked for better hosts… This trip for me has been a massive tick off my bucket list and it was made even better by the lovely group of people whom I’ve had the privilege to share the week with. It was an absolute delight, I enjoyed every minute. KH

Jo has been an inspirational teacher. I am heading home with a head full of writerly plans. This week has been an absolute delight. The setting magnificent, food sublime, and our hosts charming. The attention to detail and beauty are a sure recipe for a wonderful stay. SR

I had a really brilliant time at Posara, everyone was so hospitable and Jo is a brilliant tutor. What a joyful and inspiring world you and Lois have created there. RM

Bring your partner or friend!

Why not bring your friend or partner? They don’t have to participate in the course, but they will be able to enjoy the wonderful hospitality of the mill and, whenever they want, to come out with you to our beautiful locations.

We also offer a range of Alternative activities for partners on all our creative courses, as well as a generous £GBP 250 discount if they share a room with you.

Stay Cool and Green at the watermill in Tuscany Italy

You'll be Cool and Green at the Watermill

Solar-powered air-conditioning will keep you cool and environmentally friendly. For more information, please visit our Cool and Green page