Food writing comes alive at our third annual Food and Wine Writing Workshop in Verona, Italy this summer.
My co-host and I hold this event at one of the most beautiful private villas in Italy. Our location is in the countryside outside Verona, a 15-minute drive from town.
Expect a full week of writing, feedback, and instruction. But that’s not all. You can learn and write while dining in exceptional restaurants and attending private tours at the region’s best food and wine producers.
You will join a group of 7 to 10 people. This small group is essential to creating mutual trust. It enables you to move beyond caution, to experience creativity by putting down your thoughts and impressions. So if you’re looking for a way to improve your food writing — whether for a blog, a cookbook or freelance writing — why not do so in Italy? Enjoy the luxury, hospitality and beauty of summer in the countryside.
Our week begins with the opportunity to state your goals so that as instructors, Demet Guzey and I can meet your needs. (Demet teaches food writing at Le Cordon Bleu in Paris, among other places.) At the end you will have a private consultation with each of us.
During a free evening out, you’ll have the optional opportunity to attend Verona’s world famous outdoor opera. Demet can help you get tickets and make reservations for dinner, because she lives in Verona and is fluent in Italian.
You are welcome to bring a friend or relative, because there’s so much to do — and because it will be fun! They will join us for all meals and tours, and you will qualify for a discounted price.
Here’s what one student said about a prior Italy workshop:
“What a joy it was to be a part of the food-wine-writing-villa extravaganza. I thought the whole workshop was wonderful in all ways–the villa, the people, the instruction and private consults, the eating and wine tasting and food preparation. All.I am thankful that I had this unique experience, that my husband could join in, and I’m excited to see what writing/art projects evolve from all I learned and experienced.” – Lynn Archer, blogger, California
(Lynn was inspired to start her blog after the workshop.)
I’m looking forward to meeting you in Italy and enjoying our week together. If you have any questions or comments, please leave them below. Or contact my partner Demet through the workshop’s website.
If you like, read about last year’s food and wine writing workshop and see what you might experience.
Cost varies from €2790 per person (approximately $3165 US) to €3250 (approximately $3700 US) per person for six nights, all meals except two, tours and instruction. To register and find out more, go to Food and Wine Writing Workshop website. Ciao!