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Announcing our 2021 holidays at the watermill in Tuscany Italy

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Writing Your Life Stories

We are delighted to welcome back Jo Parfitt, for another of her inspiring Write Your Life Stories weeks, the perfect first step for any writer wanting to develop the skills and confidence necessary to move into writing memoir, non-fiction, articles or blogs.

We have had amazing feedback over the years on the value of Jo’s course, and we are glad to say it remains as popular as ever. The course is designed to help both enthusiastic beginners and more experienced writers. It will help you to produce your best work, to find your true writer's 'voice' and to write authentically.

You will also have the perfect opportunity to make new friends in the company of like-minded people, learning new writing techniques with skilled help from Jo ... and enjoying unspoilt Italy and, of course, fantastic food and wine.

We are very proud of our creative writing course and would highly recommend it to anyone who feels the urge to write and who wants to improve the quality of their work. You can find more details of the Writing your Life Stories course by clicking on the Programme icon above. The other items lead you to further information about itineraries for the courses, the costs, and also provide information on frequently asked questions. We would love you to join us here.

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


  • Here’s a testimonial from Jo Parfitt’s Writing Your Life Stories course:
    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.