Writing Workshops in Greece: Thessaloniki & Thasos

Dates: June 7 through July 5, 2014

EXTENDED APPLICATION DEADLINE: Applications accepted on a rolling basis until all workshops are full.

Ancient Ruins Aliki Beach

Writing Workshops in Greece will host a third year of workshops in Thessaloniki and the island of Thasos. Workshops include poetry with Carolyn Forché, fiction with Jayne Anne Phillips, travel & food writing with Christopher Bakken, and memoir with Natalie Bakopoulos. Once again, Joanna Eleftheriou will offer afternoon sessions exploring Greek language, music, and culture.

Tentative Itinerary
  • June 7: Arrive in Thessaloniki; organizational meeting
  • June 8: Jewish Museum, Byzantine Museum, Welcome Dinner in Thessaloniki
  • June 9: Walking tours of central Thessaloniki and major Byzantine Churches
  • June 10: Travel by bus to Keramoti and by boat to Thasos; Welcome dinner in Thasos
  • June 11-July 1: 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
  • July 2: Farewell dinner in Thasos
  • July 3: Travel by boat to Keramoti, and by bus to Thessaloniki
  • July 4: Farewell dinner in Thessaloniki
  • July 5: End of Program; earliest departure