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Writer for a day... At the Cemetery!

writing class

Writer for a day... At the Cemetery!

1 review
Paused until 30 April. To protect the health of our community, all Airbnb Experiences are paused due to coronavirus (COVID-19). Visit the Help Centre for the latest updates before you book.
Duration
2 hours
Group size
Up to 8 people
Includes
Food, Drinks, Equipment
Hosted in
English, Italian
writing class

Writer for a day... At the Cemetery!

writing class

Writer for a day... At the Cemetery!

1 review
Paused until 30 April. To protect the health of our community, all Airbnb Experiences are paused due to coronavirus (COVID-19). Visit the Help Centre for the latest updates before you book.
Duration
2 hours
Group size
Up to 8 people
Includes
Food, Drinks, Equipment
Hosted in
English, Italian

What you'll do

In this experience you will write your own short story! I'll give you the basis of creative writing: we'll talk about how to create a character, how to describe a setting and how to pass down emotions and feeling in your writing. We'll try to overcome the fear of the blak page and I'll show you how a place can inspire your writing. We'll also learn how to write a captivating start for our short story or novel and how to fix a place in our notebook. The charming atmosphere of the Monumental Cemetery of Milan will inspire our experience! In this artistic and evocative graveyard rest some of the biggest Italian authors: their words will help us finding ours! We will start the experience with a short walk through the Cemetery. We'll try to fix down in our notebook every idea the place gives to us. We'll also have some stop in order to read our compositions or make some writing exercises. At the end we'll write our own short story: no matter if it is a ghost story, a love story or a travel story! You can of course choose and write whatever you desire. The notebook will be your personal memento for this experience.

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Your host

Learn more about Erica

Erica

My name's Erica, I'm a freelance journalist and writer. I work with different Italian newspaper and magazine and I've already published a novel and an illustrated tale for children. Some of my short storis won national competitions. I'm also a creative writing teacher here in Milan. I'm fond of legends, misteries and hidden stories. In this experience I'd like to give you the basis of creative writing in a wonderful and suggestive frame... The Monumental Cemetery of Milan!

What's included

Food
coffee or tea, croissant
Drinks
warm infusion
Equipment
notebook and pen

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Where you'll be

The Monumental Cemetery is one of the biggest cemeteries of Milan. It opened in 1866 and it's characterized by the presence of many artistic and monumental graves and statues. We'll enter the Cemetery through the huge "Famedio" (the "temple of fame") and then we'll walk through the boulevards, looking for the most inspiring places for our creative writing.

Things to keep in mind

Cancellation policy

Any experience can be cancelled and fully refunded within 24 hours of purchase, or at least 7 days before the experience starts.

Communication policy

Always communicate through Airbnb. To protect your payment, never transfer money or communicate outside the Airbnb website or app.

Guest requirements

Up to 8 guests ages 18 and up can attend.

What to bring

We'll walk a little bit, so please wear comfortable clothes and shoes

More tips

This experience is suitable both for writers and for amateurs. So no problem if you've never written anything before! Just come and have fun :)
Erica
Writer for a day... At the Cemetery!
1 review
£28/person
1 review
£28/person