Writing Workshops in Greece: Thessaloniki & Thasos

Dates: June 7 through July 7, 2016

Ancient Ruins Aliki Beach

Writing Workshops in Greece will host a fifth year of workshops in Thessaloniki and the island of Thasos. Workshops include poetry with Nickole Brown and Jessica Jacobs; spiritual writing with Scott Cairns; travel & food writing with Christopher Bakken; and prose with Natalie Bakopoulos. Carolyn Forché will give several afternoon craft talks and will offer manuscript consultations to select participants. 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 7: Arrive in Thessaloniki; organizational meeting
  • June 8: Walking tours of central Thessaloniki, Jewish Museum, Byzantine Museum, Welcome Dinner in Thessaloniki
  • June 9: Travel by bus to Keramoti and by boat to Thasos; Welcome dinner in Thasos
  • June 10-July 5: 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 21: Two-week participants return to Thessaloniki
  • June 22: 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