DATES: Sept 15-21, 2019
PRICE: $3495 USD
THEME: Find your own voice and tell your story in a platform that suits you. Whether you want to create a basis for a memoir, develop a key theme for a blog or podcast, or structure a script, this course is for you. It’s not therapy but it’s likely to be therapeutic and empowering.
Work through journaling, story-telling exercises, and foundational writing work to create the basis of your story. Depending on your style and platform, you may even finish your story during our time together. Reflect on your experiences both joyous and painful, and mine them to find the nuggets of gold that serve your story best. Leave the course feeling powerful, in control of your narrative, and confident in your creative voice. Heidi will help create your springboard. How far it will take you is up to you.
Heidi has written numerous features, treatments, and TV pilots for various independent producers. She’s also written a novel and is working on a second. She and her husband founded PageCraft Writing in 2008 offering script coaching and writing retreats in LA and Italy. Her clients have gone on to find representation, win contests, and become working writers. Heidi has written, directed, and produced numerous commercials, music videos, and electronic press kits for various artists. She’s currently making a documentary film about British artist Paul Whitehead.
Heidi holds a BA in English from University of California at Irvine as well as a certificate in Advanced Screenwriting from UCLA. During her undergraduate work, she spent her junior year studying art history and English literature from an Italian perspective at Universita’ di Padova in northern Italy. Italy and Italian language and culture have been a lifelong love of hers.
Mornings will be spent in creative exploration, either in the studio or out around Orvieto. In the afternoon you will experience the culture of Italy. It might be a tour into the Etruscan caves, a cooking class, or a vineyard visit. There will also be plenty of free time to explore Orvieto on your own. You will receive a more detailed itinerary for the week in your final information packet sent before you travel.
A traditional continental breakfast is served each morning in the B&B. Because Italian cuisine is such fun, some meals are not prearranged allowing you the freedom to choose where and what to eat. Recommendations are offered and no one eats alone!
Single occupancy available for an additional cost. Travel costs are not included.
The balance including single room supplement of $150 USD and optional activities, if any, is due as indicated on the registration form, which is approximately 90 days prior to trip commencement. Payment installments can be arranged directly with Adventures in Italy Inc. Methods of payment accepted are email transfer (email@example.com), Check, Visa and Mastercard.
A $500 USD deposit secures your spot today! You will be contacted by Adventures in Italy to arrange additional payment.