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2019 Announcement & Early Bird Offer

We are proud to announce the launch of our 2019 Creative Writing Holiday Programme.
Please visit our 2019 Creative Writing Programme page for more details.

Early Bird discount.

Book now and save! If you book before 31 December 2018 there’s a £GBP 75 per person discount on these fabulous 2019 writing holidays. To enquire about availability and/or to reserve your place,
please visit our Writing Booking enquiry form


Writing your life stories and scriptwriting

We are delighted to welcome back Jo Parfitt this year 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. 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.

And we are also planning to have a very special Scriptwriting week with Laurence Marks and Maurice Gran, famous for such TV hits as Birds of a Feather, Goodnight Sweetheart, The New Statesman and Shine on Harvey Moon. And in a new incarnation, they’ve written hit stage musicals, such as Dreamboats and Petticoats and Save the Last Dance for Me. They’ve also written film script and TV and radio plays,

Laurence and Maurice are working with the Writers Guild and the Comedy Writers Association in the UK to find the best possible way to organise this course and, in particular, to find ways to help young aspiring scriptwriters to join us.”

It all takes time, but we should have a firm idea of what’s going to happen in the next month or so.

Your hosts at the watermill, Italy

For more information, please select from the menu items above.
We would love you to join us, so if you are interested, please let us know and we’ll book you into Jo’s week and make a provisional booking for Laurence and Maurice.

Your hosts at the wtaermill in Tuscany

Lois and Bill Breckon


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 Activities for Non-participating Partners on all our creative courses, as well as a generous £GBP 250 discount if they share a room with you.