15 October 2017 — 21 October 2017


$2400 USD for tuition, room and board, transportation to and from activities, and breakfast and lunches. Cost does not include airfare to Rome, which is the responsibility of the student. 


Workshop will meet five times for two hours and each student will have the opportunity to workshop a manuscript up to 20 pages. Both Giancarlo DiTrapano and Chelsea Hodson will be present for each workshop meeting—fiction and nonfiction will be workshopped together.

Before arriving in Italy, each student will be expected to print, read, and mark up the other students' manuscripts and respond with a one-page letter to each student. These letters will guide our discussions.


Afternoons and evenings will be composed of optional group activities in nearby towns. Chelsea Hodson will give optional reading material, writing assignments and prompts, designed specifically for each day's activity and destination. We will also conduct group discussions about the publishing and business aspects of writing. 


Each workshop participant will have the opportunity to have a one-on-one meeting with Giancarlo DiTrapano and Chelsea Hodson to discuss their work further.