Days filled with music and poetry...

On Fridays, we feature an update on Creative Writing and Strings. Today was the end of the first full week of classes in Spoleto! The Creative Writing students have been working with various prompts, including a fascinating study of the same story told through two different narratives. The first is the story of going on a trip; the second is the story of a stranger coming to town. Today, Creative Writing students had one-on-one meetings with Naomi Guttman, their faculty, to discuss their works in progress. In the afternoon, they ventured to the Museo del Tessile e del Costume (Museum of Textile and Costume). 

Mary Slade and Ainsley have been attending daily lessons with their Strings faculty, Niccoló Muti, where they have been focusing on foundational techniques and body awareness. Exercises focus primarily on overall relaxation, finger independence, and efficient use of one's bow. 

Spotlight on Our Creative Writers

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Julia 

Favorite Part of Italy (so far):
The beautiful frescoes and ceilings of the Basilica of St. Francis.
Favorite Gelato Flavor:
Mango
Favorite Genre to Read: 
Classics

Meg

Favorite Part of Italy (so far):
The interesting, inspiring people she has met!
Favorite Gelato Flavor:
Pistaccio
Favorite Genre to Read: 
Poetry

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Cassie

Favorite Part of Italy (so far):
The trip to Siena, shopping and hanging out with friends!
Favorite Gelato Flavor:
Nocciola
Favorite Genre to Read: 
Mystery, Thriller & Horror

Colette

Favorite Part of Italy (so far):
Going on day trips and competing with her contrada!
Favorite Gelato Flavor:
Nocciola
Favorite Genre to Read:
Historical Fiction

 

 Creative Writing students with their faculty, Naomi Guttman. 

Creative Writing students with their faculty, Naomi Guttman. 

Tomorrow, we will be up early to head to the beautiful Firenze (Florence).

A domani!