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Jewels of San Fedele

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A group of writers share the fruits of an inspiring week at Borgo San Fedele in Chianti. Fiction, memoir, poetry, photography and art were the results of a writer's retreat led by Judy L. Mandel and Kaylie Jones.
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Published May 12th 2017
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Jun 13, 2017 rated it it was amazing
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Jewels of San Fedele describes many a writer's dream: retreating from the demands of everyday life for a week on a hill in Italy surrounded by olive groves and vineyards. This anthology is the product of fourteen writers who traveled great distances to reflect, meditate and write every day in San Fedele, Italy.

Their week in San Fedele consisted of intense classwork, profound discussions and writing led by their instructors Kaylie Jones and Judy Mandel. Ferrara states, "At times it seemed more li
Susan Golenbock
Aug 15, 2017 rated it it was amazing
I was drawn into this little gem of a book from the moment I set eyes on the cover. Beverly Major Schwartz's artwork welcomes you to San Fedele, where this Writer's Workshop Retreat was held for 14 writers, who ranged from authors of multiple books to fledgling writers. San Fedele, a former Catholic monastery, once "a safe haven for travelers on the road between Florence and Siena" sits on a hill surrounded by silvery olive tree groves and Chianti grape orchards. (Written by Mentors Kaylie Jones ...more
Charlie Northage
Jun 04, 2017 rated it it was amazing
I was so excited to read Jewels of San Fedele, and for a slow reader, I blitzed through it! I really liked the way it was laid out, including the pictures, paintings and drawings, but most of all, the way they all write!

What a lovely group of ladies, and very talented!

The way it is all put together is marvellous. The setting looked beautiful and the writing is obviously from the heart. It truly “captured” the writing retreat and they should be very proud of their achievement!

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