The Joe Papaleo Writers’ Workshop in Cetara, Italy > July 8 – July 15, 2017

Join The Writing Institute for a seven-day exploration into writing and painting in Cetara, an hour’s drive from Naples, on Italy’s resplendent Amalfi Coast, from July 8 – July 15, 2017. Daily sessions will be held in the grand Torre di Cetara with generative writing exercises led by authors Pat Dunn and Kathy Curto, as well as afternoon painting sessions with our host, Bill Papaleo. Both Kathy and Bill credit Bill’s father Joseph Papaleo, head of the Sarah Lawrence College writing program for thirty years, with their own creative passions.

There is a strong bond between the realms of writing and painting. During this special week, writers will have the opportunity to take a deep dive into the senses to embolden, color, and enliven their own writing acumen. This exploration into the seaside palette and its many textures will unleash feelings and emotions sure to migrate to the pages each of us will write in this Italian coastal haven.

If you wish to attend this summer’s The Joe Papaleo Writers’ Workshop in Cetara, Italy, please apply here

Applicants must include a Statement of Purpose (up to 500 words) stating their current writing experience and their goals for this week in Italy. A short bio/resume is also requested, but experience as a writer is not a prerequisite for acceptance to this program.