Adrift in the landscape: a free place is offered!

Do you like to write?

Do you want to write?

Do you need to write?


Adrift in the landscape: place and writing

is a Creative Writing Course lead by Sheree Mack that will take place 12 to 19 October 2014 at OZU cultural center, Italy.

We are offering a free place on this retreat!

“In every out-thrust headland, in every curving beach, in every grain of sand there is a story of the earth” Rachel Carson

Taking inspiration from the surrounding landscape, this year we will explore what place means to us, emotionally, psychologically, culturally and personally. Drawing upon Sheree’s expertise in writing about nature, place and belonging, this week will combine walking, memory, story-telling, narrative and science, as we explore how we negotiate place in our writing. Each day we will connect with our surroundings, both rural and urban, to explore how we gather locations, directions and borders to gain or not, that sense of belonging to a place. We will practice paying close attention to our surroundings in order to capture those fully-engaged moments of writing. We will keep our eyes, ears, nose, mouth, fingers, feelings and minds open as we write beyond our expectations.


Deadline for application 30th April 2014

The winner is entitled to an 8 day retreat including writing workshops, free accommodation, airport transfers, and all meals.

This retreat is open to writers in all fields regardless of nationality or age.

The chosen candidate will have the opportunity to do a reading/presentation of their work during the week.

The winning writer is responsible for all extra personal, living expenses, travel and insurance costs, telephone charges and any other expenses during their stay.

To apply please send:

  1. Curriculum Vitae/Resume
  2. Cover letter including a writer’s statement and what you hope to achieve through your attendance on this retreat.
  3. 10 pages of recent work (i.e. completed prose, poetry, scripts etc.)

Please email applications to

Please note we do not return submitted materials.

Find out more here: Adrift in the landscape: place and writing

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