Join us in the breathtaking Tuscany countryside for a writers conference experience you'll never forget.

This event sold out quickly last year and we'd love for you to join us in one of the most gorgeous countries in the world.

We'll spend 8-days, 7-nights in a beautiful historic villa, complete with the best food you'll experience!

Registration includes:

  1. 8 days-7 nights in an historic villa
  2. Up to 18-meals
  3. Private cooking class at the villa
  4. A tour to Montepulciano for wine and cheese-tasting (a crowd favorite from last year!)
  5. 3 days of writing conference/retreat

On our last day, we'll head to Florence for a day of on-your-own sightseeing.



7 Nights Lodging in an historic Tuscan villa & casa

ūüďćLOC Palazzo Toscani 1 Chiuisi Sienna 53043

If you choose a single bed, we will help find the roommate. You can also purchase the entire room and not have a roommate.

Check out the beautiful lodging and grounds here.



The conference schedule will be tailored to fit the needs of the attendees, including craft, social media, branding, and marketing.

Current speakers include:

  • Bestselling novelist Johnnie Alexander
  • Literary agent and author Cyle Young¬†
  • Literary agent and¬†marketing strategist¬†Bethany Jett

More speakers may be added!

Payment Information



Tickets are all-inclusive for up to 18 meals, 7 nights of lodging (April 15-22, 2024), cooking class, and a Montepulciano Tour, with the conference addition for ATTENDEE tickets. Guests will have free time during the workshops

All rooms are double occupancy, so if you want to reserve a room for yourself, there will be an additional charge of $800.

Beds are available on a first-come, first-served basis. 

The payments are broken down by ticket type:

  • ATTENDEE: $1500
    (conference registration + lodging + meals + tour)
  • GUEST: $1300
    (lodging + meals + tour with no conference)
  • ROOM TO SELF: $2500
    (conference registration + lodging + meals + tour) 

Cancellations & Refunds

If you need to cancel, we will open your spot to our waiting list. Your registration can be transferred but that transaction will be handled between you and the person taking your spot.

Because we have kept the conference costs as low as possible, all payments will be considered non-refundable unless our Italian host cancels and we receive the refund for the event.

In that instance, we will refund your payment less the deposit.

We recommend travel insurance and/or travel cancellation insurance. Pay attention to COVID restrictions as they can change. 


We recommend purchasing your air travel as soon as possible to get the best deal. Our recommendations are to fly into Rome or Florence, where you can catch a train to Chuisi. Cyle can assist with air travel suggestions.

Choose the payment option that works best for you:

  • Option A: Make a deposit of $500 and then make payments for the balance.
  • Option B: Pay in full.

Option A: Deposit 

A deposit of $500 will hold your room. The remaining balance payment options can be found below.

Room Info:

We have five rooms with a double bed and three rooms with two single beds. If you choose a single bed and you don't have a roommate, we can help assign one.

**Update: ALL Rooms with Single Beds are Taken**

For a room to yourself, a $1000 deposit is required.

Deposits are non-refundable but can be transferred.  

Once you pay your deposit, you'll receive an email with a link to future payment options.

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Option B: Pay-in-Full 

Attendee tickets include the conference. Guest tickets do not include the conference.

Each ticket includes a non-refundable deposit of $500.

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All tickets include up to 18 meals, 7-nights, and the Montepulciano tour.

The cooking class will be held before dinner one afternoon and we will eat our creations!

Florence is "on-your-own."

Schedule is subject to change. 

Monday, April 15th

Travel Day!

4 PM: Check-in opens

7:00 PM: Dinner 

Tuesday, April 16th

Conference: Acclimation + Networking Day

12 PM: Lunch

7 PM: Welcome Dinner

Wednesday, April 17th

Conference Day: Schedule TBD

12 PM: Lunch

7 PM: Welcome Dinner

Thursday, April 18th

Tour Day: Montepulciano

Lunch included with tour.

7 PM: Dinner

Friday, April 19th

Conference Day: Schedule TBD

12 PM: Lunch

7 PM: Welcome Dinner

Saturday, April 20th

On Your Own: Florence Day! 

We will depart on the train together in the morning.

Meals are on your own.

Sunday, April 21st

Free Day! 

 Visit the Tuscany countryside or rest poolside at the villa.

Monday, April 22nd

Travel Day!

10 AM: Checkout