Need some inspiration to get a kick-start on that memoir, food or travel piece you've been thinking about? Want to learn about traditions of a lesser-traveled region in Italy? Then spend a week in a medieval hilltop village where time moves slower and you can really savor the sights, sounds and flavors of daily life. Come to Santo Stefano di Sessanio, in Abruzzo, a UNESCO world heritage site, and take part in a workshop called "Italy, In Other Words."
I was there as a participant earlier this year and wrote about my experience here and here. Next year, I'm returning, but this time to lend a hand in teaching the cultural portion of the program. Kathryn Abajian, who teaches the writing portion, will return to give her expert guidance once more.
The workshop will take place from May 26 to June 2, 2012 and you can read the full details and register by clicking here. You won't want to miss it. It's a great opportunity to polish your writing with excellent feedback from a great teacher and other writers in a unique setting.
And you'll have time for eating wonderful meals too, like this homemade spaghetti alla chitarra.
Time to meander the nearby fields and think, renew your spirit and recharge yourself.
Time to visit a local cheesemaker and savor his pecorino cheese.
Time to explore the village and more -- so what are you waiting for?
Don't put off what you've always dreamed of doing. It may be just the opportunity you've been waiting for.