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Come to La Romita and be inspired—by the landscape, the food, the history, and the poets who have come before, including Montale, Catullus, Petrarch, Gregory Corso, John Keats, Jorie Graham, and so many others. This is an opportunity for poets at all levels to write and share work in an intimate setting as we experience the delights only Italy can provide. We’ll read all sorts of poems, do writing prompts, and talk about both craft and process. We’ll study some of the strategies of great poets and explore how to use them in our own work.Find out more »
The retreat will combine aspects of poetic craft with poetry’s ability to open you to surprising moments of discovery with ourselves and the world around you.
The structured writing sessions, many in situ, or as artists say en plein air, at places we visit will be inspired by handouts based on meditations on craft, specific creative prompts and the poems of master poets
This approach will help you write unexpected poems that
stretch you as a person and as a writer. And you will discover the truth of these words by Canadian poet Susan Musgrave: “It seems to me my poems know more than I do and are wiser than I am.”
GET OUT AND PAINT!
(or sketch, or write, or whatever feeds your soul!)
La Romita is pleased to offer an uninstructed workshop, for artists of any stripe who wish to enjoy the best we have to offer but who aren’t interested in specific instruction.
For 7 days you’ll have freedom to follow your own process, with daily opportunities to go offsite. Head out to Spoleto, San Gemini, Orvieto – or wherever our bus is going that day.Find out more »
To be fished by a poem. What a thought! But the longer I write poetry the more the words of Jack Gilbert ring true for me. Poetry fishes us to find a world…Come to Italy and be fished. Or to put it another way in the words of Canadian poet Susan Musgrave, come and discover what she has discovered: it seems to me my poems know more than I do and are wiser than I am. -Richard Osler Please join…Find out more »
In this 6-part zoom session you will be invited to find the hidden within you and transform it into life-giving poems. On our final session we will be guided by the celebrated book- artist Terry Ann Carter in making a permanent memento of some of our best lines of poetry and later we’ll celebrate with an online dinner from the La Romita cookbook. Workshop will be hosted via Zoom from 9 am till 12 noon (all Pacific time) onJune 11,…Find out more »
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As La Romita School caters to multiple levels of instruction and various forms of the arts, prices will vary by session, season, instructor, and offerings.