Readers and Writers Retreats

June 9-13, 2014

Provence in June.

Olive groves, vineyards, fields of poppies in bloom. The air is fragrant and the vistas sublime at La Ferme du Bon Dieu, a beautifully restored eighteenth-century farmhouse in Ménerbes, a walled hilltop village considered one of the most charming in Provence. Come take part in a once-in-a-lifetime writer’s workshop in a luxurious, relaxing atmosphere conducive to opening the portals of your imagination. Over the course of five days, June 9–13, 2014, participants will develop and write a personal essay or work of creative non-fiction under the guidance of award-winning, non-fiction author Donna M. Lucey.


Donna Lucey

Donna M. Lucey is a biographer whose books include Archie and Amélie: Love and Madness in the Gilded Age, about bestselling novelist Amélie Rives of Castle Hill, and the award-winning Photographing Montana 1894-1928: The Life and Work of Evelyn Cameron. Lucey’s work as a photo editor and writer has appeared in Time-Life Books, National Geographic Books, People, the New York Times Magazine, Garden and Gun, and Smithsonian. She was awarded two grants from the National Endowment for the Humanities and has written a feature-length screenplay based on her Montana book. She is currently writing a book titled Sargent’s Women, which tells the backstories of four women painted by John Singer Sargent.


The price for this event is $2,750 and includes all meals, wine and lodging. To register, please contact Stewart Humiston and include your name, email address, and phone number. Space is limited to 10 individuals so we encourage you to register early.

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