Italy Workshop 2019
Topography of Memory
May 2019 (TBD)
(per person, double or single occupancy with private bath)
WHAT IS TOPOGRAPHY OF MEMORY?
Topography of Memory is an eight-day workshop focusing on Writing, Walking and Drawing led by artist Angela Ellsworth (www.aellsworth.com) and writer Tania Katan (www.taniakatan.com) at the celebrated organic agricultural estate Tenuta di Spannocchia just south of Siena, Italy. Workshop participants explore personal and cultural histories by navigating the possibilities of line. Moving pencil across a piece of paper, inscribing text in a notebook, and walking lines in the landscape.
WILL I GET ONE-ON-ONE TIME WITH ANGELA AND/OR TANIA?
Yes. In addition to group writing, walking and drawing exercises, Angela and Tania are available to meet individually and offer feedback/guidance on your creative writing, visual art, and performance projects.
SOUNDS AMAZING, BUT WHERE WILL I SLEEP?
In a Villa, if that’s ok with you. All bedrooms are furnished with antiques and original family-owned furniture, have views of the Villa garden and valley below the olive and fruit orchards. Guests staying in the Villa receive daily cleaning service. Each room is set up for double occupancy with private bath.
Cost is per person for eight days. Includes ALL meals, materials, instruction, ground transportation from/to Florence Airport, day trip to Siena, one-year membership to the Spannocchia Foundation, and beautiful accommodations (double occupancy with private bath) in the Villa of Castello di Spannocchia. Airfare not included.
DO I HAVE TO PAY THE ENTIRE AMOUNT UPFRONT?
After you pay your $350 pre-deposit through PayPal you can pay the balance in full or with installments by check, cash or PayPal. We offer a few different payment plan options.
Just as other years we are offering two small scholarships to students, teachers, and recently graduated students. Please email Angela or Tania at email@example.com for details.
IS THE FOOD AT TENUTA di SPANNOCCHIA REALLY WORLD RENOWNED?
Yes! All the vegetables, meat, wine, olive oil, and honey are organically grown/cultivated on the farm and prepared by Graziella Capanni who has been cooking at Spannocchia for generations. She prepares traditional, four-course Tuscan meals every night that might go something like this: an antipasto of sliced, raw porcini mushrooms with large flakes of parmesan cheese, lemon and olive oil; then, first course, hand-made lasagna; second course, venison with roasted fennel and potatoes; third course, salad; and finally, chocolate and chestnut truffles. This is why Spannoccia has been featured in Bon Appétit, Los Angeles Times, and Condé Nast Traveller.
I WANT TO GO HOW DO I APPLY?
August 1, 2018: Accepting applications. See link below for online form and pre-deposit payment.
October 15, 2018: Applications close at midnight.
November 1st, 2018: Participants will be notified of acceptance.
When you click "Submit" on the Application to Topography of Memory form, you will be re-directed to PayPal. We will not receive your application until you complete the pre-deposit on PayPal. This secures your position in the workshop and goes towards the full cost of the workshop if you are accepted. If your application is not accepted this year the pre-deposit check/amount of $350 will be fully refunded by November 15, 2018. If the workshop itself is cancelled by the facilitators for any reason your pre-deposit amount will be refunded in full immediately. Most of YOU know where to find us so we won't be taking off with your money.
FOR FURTHER QUESTIONS AND/OR AN ENTIRE E-PACKET
Please email or call: firstname.lastname@example.org or 213.820.2606.
Application submission closes October 15, 2018 at 11:59pm.
The 56th Venice Biennale be happening in Summer 2019 as well. So you may want to plan other travel either before or after Topography of Memory workshop. We can give you more details on the Biennale/ Venice, where to stay, eat, etc in Venice once you are accepted into the workshop.