“My week at Villa Maecenas was uplifting and glorious, for mind, body and soul. From sunrise to magical sunset we were treated to delicious nourishing food, yoga which challenged both physically and mentally, and spiritual moments of mindfulness and discussion. Like-minded people in a wonderful place doing amazing things, thats Villa Maecenas, looking forward to the next experience.”
Check our schedule of workshops and find something you would love to do.
What to expect of this one week writing workshop?
Mornings: These sessions will be about exploring your creativity. Exercises designed to help develop creative skills, with play and experimentation in mind. These will draw on life experiences as well as exploring ways to develop fiction.
Afternoons: These sessions will look more closely at technique. We will look at how to layer plots, how to develop symbolism, how to work with dialogue and how to critique and edit.
All sessions will be delivered in a fun, open and engaging way. The emphasis will be on enjoying the process of writing. There will be time in the sessions for reading and feedback.
Morning 9am: breakfast
mid-morning : Writing Lesson
Midday : Lunch
Afternoon : Relax, swim, write, read, sleep, hike, shop, beach
late afternoon : Writing lesson
Early evening : dinner
Evening : movies, music, dancing, play games, talks, camp-fire, etc
Villa Maecenas operates from a romantic 400 years-old farming estate, rebuilt by architect Rolf Blakstad. The house is located near San Joan village and Benirras beach, in the north of the island. Villa Maecenas can accommodate 14 guests comfortably; it also offers a movie room, a library, swimming pool, a lotus flower pond and offers open views to a vast garden of lavender and sage. The estate is surrounded by mountains of pine forests, wildflowers, wild peacocks and gorgeous bucolic countryside.