The Art of Writing Course June 2018

Featuring Jane Corry, Sunday Times best-seller author and hosted by author Lisa Clifford and international speaker Matthew Ferrara


June 3 – 8, 2018 in Florence, Italy


The retreat is based in Palazzo San Niccolò in San Niccolò – the oldest area of Florence. Register your place now

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