Getting lost in Venice

Before visiting Venice in 2004, I studied guidebooks to learn the Vaporetto routes and the location of the churches and museums. I packed a map with all of the calles, campos and palazzos noted, confident that I’d be able to navigate my way around the city. I had my map, but no idea where I […]

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The Reluctant Teacher

My crazy Italian life continues… The Reluctant Teacher Willie, originally from Peru, sits on my left. He has been in Italy for ten years and wants to learn English. Samba, a refugee from Mali, sits on my right. He speaks a kind of French dialect and he’s here to learn Italian. I volunteer twice a […]

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Writing Workshop in Tuscany, March 2016

In March 2016 Prontomarcella is thrilled to welcome Jessica Barksdale Inclan who will lead a writing workshop and retreat at Il Colle in the Tuscan countryside, 30 minutes from Florence. Jessica writes: In this lush and lovely landscape, we will be exploring narratives: the stories you want to tell about yourself, your home, your family, […]

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