Writers Abroad, Writers Renewed

Teaching at the Abroad Writers Conference this winter at Lismore Castle, Ireland (and coming up again in late June at Lake Como, Italy), reminds me of just how powerful and energizing the simple act of getting away from the familiar can be. Surrounded by talented faculty and authors both aspiring and accomplished, living for a week in Ireland's oldest castle, did as much for my own writing as for any of our workshop participants. The entire experience was inspiring — great colleagues, new friends both Irish and American, and living in Sir Walter Raleigh's art-filled, sumptuous castle. How cool is that?

I can't wait for my next nonfiction workshop at the upcoming Abroad Writers Conference June 21-28 at the sublime Lake Como, Italy (photos below). Why not join us?