When I look back, Julie, I can see the magic of the universe at work in ways that I could never have imagined. I am awed at how every little detail unfurled. I was in a beautiful bubble of love blessed with the company of fabulous women—a truly incredible gift!

Cory Corrado

“I am extraordinarily grateful that I was able to come to Florence and ‘re’ everything: renew, reenergize, revitalize, recharge, refill. Every day, all day, ALL of my senses were on overload (think gelato, Italian men, La Traviata on the rooftop of Antica Torre). I especially appreciated how Florence itself was brought to me and to my writing in purposeful, mind-expanding ways. www.estherhershenhorn.com

Esther Hershenhorn

I have such fond memories of last year’s retreat. What remains with me most is meeting such an inspiring group of women. I was struck by how accommodating, how supportive everyone was. There was a sense of excitement and anticipation over being in a beautiful spot in the world… The art, the people (oh those Italian men!), the street markets, the architecture, the food… It was all so entrancing and lovely. I can’t say enough good things. www.margitliesche.com

Margit Liesche

Since I’m such a word-based person, experiencing the landscape of Florence and participating in the visual-based activities, like writing in the Boboli Gardens and doing Katie’s art project, really helped connect me more to sensory writing.

Laura Bartha

My time in Florence was above and beyond anything I could have wished for. The accommodations, meals and events were all so elegant and thoughtfully planned. I rediscovered my passion for writing and walked away inspired by a remarkable city and a group of amazing women writers. It was a week that will stay with me in treasured memory, dreams and in my writing for pages and pages to come. www.teriwilson.net

Teri Wilson

Writer’s Renaissance was inspiring for the writer and the soul. The stories of Florence came to life.

Jane Olson

Writer’s Renaissance was a once-in-a-lifetime, magical experience!

Mary Darby