The Joe Papaleo Writers' Workshop in Cetara, Italy




Cetara, Italy

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The Joe Papaleo Writing Workshop, hosted by the Sarah Lawrence College Writing Institute, is a seven-day exploration into writing and painting in Cetara, an hour’s drive from Naples, on Italy’s resplendent Amalfi Coast. Daily sessions will be held in the grand Torre di Cetara, with generative writing exercises led teaching artists. Painting instructor Bill Papaleo credits his father Joseph Papaleo, head of the Sarah Lawrence College writing program for thirty years, with inspiring his own creative passions.

There is a strong bond between the realms of writing and painting. During this special week, writers will have the opportunity to take a deep dive into the senses to embolden, color, and enliven their own writing acumen.