Writing Workshops in Greece: Thessaloniki & Thasos

Dates: June 9 through July 7, 2015

Ancient Ruins Aliki Beach

Writing Workshops in Greece will host a fourth year of workshops in Thessaloniki and the island of Thasos. Workshops include poetry with Carolyn Forché, travel & food writing with Christopher Bakken, and prose with Natalie Bakopoulos. Once again, Joanna Eleftheriou will offer afternoon sessions exploring Greek language, music, and culture. We offer several options for workshop participation, with durations of either two weeks or one month.

Tentative Itinerary
  • June 9: Arrive in Thessaloniki; organizational meeting
  • June 10: Walking tours of central Thessaloniki, Jewish Museum, Byzantine Museum, Welcome Dinner in Thessaloniki
  • June 11: Travel by bus to Keramoti and by boat to Thasos; Welcome dinner in Thasos
  • June 12-July 3: Monday-Thursday schedule: Workshop 10am-1pm, Greek language and culture class, 6-8pm; 8pm Readings by faculty and visiting writers. Friday-Sunday schedule: Free days
  • June 23: Two-week participants return to Thessaloniki
  • June 24: Two-week participants End of Program
  • July 4: Farewell dinner in Thasos
  • July 5: Travel by boat to Keramoti, and by bus to Thessaloniki
  • July 6: Farewell dinner in Thessaloniki
  • July 7: End of Program; earliest departure