Writing, Wine & Wellness in Southwest France


Have you ever dreamed of writing a book? Why not learn with some of the best in the industry as you vacation in France! Here are some of the things you will experience on our writers retreat in the South of France to help get your creative juices flowing!

Staying in a proper French Chateau

Relishing several wine tastings at top Bordeaux vineyards

Getting over 18 hours of writing instructors from 3 different instructors

Exploring the medieval UNESCO world heritage site of St. Emilion, famous for its wine and its monolithic church

Picnic lunches amongst the ripening vines

Market visits and private chef-made meals

Exploring beautiful Bordeaux city, 2015’s European destination of the year

Your Writing Instructors:

Cara Black is the New York Times and the USA Today bestselling author of 19 books in the Private Investigator Aimée Leduc series, which are set in Paris. Cara has received multiple nominations for the Anthony and Macavity Awards, a Washington Post Book World Book of the Year citation, the Médaille de la Ville de Paris—the Paris City Medal, which is awarded in recognition of contribution to international culture. She regularly teaches writing students.

Lindsey Tramuta is a Paris-based journalist and author who moved to Paris from Philadelphia 12 years ago. Her publications include The New York Times, The New York Times T Style Magazine, Conde Nast Traveler, the Wall Street Journal, Afar Magazine, Bon Appétit, Food & Wine, the Financial Times Weekend Magazine, Fortune, Martha Steward Weddings, and Travel & Leisure. Her bestselling book “The New Paris” looks at key changes in Paris over the last decade and was released on April 18, 2017.

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