Italy Writing Retreat 2025More info soon
Fancy a Writing Retreat in Italy?
WRITE, REST, TRANSFORM
Join Italy specialist Dr Kerstin Pilz
on a journey of creative transformation
Italy Writing Retreat — September/October 2025
dates & location tbc
Writing Retreat in Italy
with Italy specialist Dr Kerstin Pilz
Always wanted to write but never seem to have time?
Crave focussed writing time and gentle self-care practices?
Want professional guidance on how to write your stories, smash through blocks and find your voice?
Or maybe you just need a transformational holiday in a beautiful location?
Whatever your writing goals or experience, this retreat will leave you rested, refreshed and creatively recharged!
Nourish yourself with writing & yoga, stimulate your senses and be inspired by Italy’s authentic flavours and unique beauty.
Hi, I’m Kerstin
I’m a former Head of Italian Studies (Macquarie University) and a reformed Italophile.
For two decades I was obsessed with everything Italian. I taught Italian language and culture at universities around Australia, I wrote a PhD in Italian literature, I even married an Italian (but that’s a different story).
I have been taking students to Italy for more than twenty years, and this will be my first creative writing retreat in Italy!
I am excited to return to Italy not as an academic, but as a writer sharing my passion and knowledge of the craft of writing both fiction and non-fiction.
Let me be your guide on the cobbled back alleys of Italy and your coach to finding your voice and your creative potential.
I love helping writers at all stages of development and I enjoy the intense focus and joyful synergy we can create at a writing retreat!
Watch my TEDx talk about The Healing Power of Writing.
Read my story here.
Our Italy Writing Retreat is for you if you:
- yearn to step away from all that keeps you busy, distracted and disconnected from yourself & your writing
- need to get some writing done and crave time to dive deeper into your creativity
- desire a nourishing environment that will allow you to release long-held stories
- are willing to surrender to the flow, because we’ll let all of it flow, our creativity, our writing, our breath, our wild minds, our voice, our stories.
Whether you’re writing a journal or a book, whether you’ve always wanted to write but never knew how to start, whether you’ve written before but need a creative push, this relaxing creative retreat will leave you feeling nourished and in tune with yourself, with an abundance of new writing tools and skills.
“Fantastic writing retreat for those looking to reconnect with their creativity, and reignite their passion for writing. I found this retreat incredibly valuable and walked away with tools and exercises to help keep my writing flowing. A very inspiring environment, with enough structure to keep you motivated and productive. I would definitely do another writing retreat!”