Writing Workshops in Greece: Thessaloniki & Thasos

Dates: June 13 through July 11, 2017

Ancient Ruins at Aliki

Writing Workshops in Greece will host a sixth year of workshops in Thessaloniki and the island of Thasos. Workshops include poetry with Aimee Nezhukumatathil; travel & food writing with Christopher Bakken; and fiction/nonfiction with Natalie Bakopoulos. Carolyn Forché will give several afternoon craft talks and will offer private manuscript consultations. Once again, Joanna Eleftheriou will offer afternoon sessions exploring Greek language, music, and culture. We offer several options for workshop participation, with standard durations of either two weeks or one month (customizable options are available).

Tentative Itinerary
  • June 13: Arrive in Thessaloniki; organizational meeting
  • June 14: Walking tours of central Thessaloniki, Jewish Museum, Byzantine Museum, Welcome Dinner in Thessaloniki
  • June 15: Travel by bus to Keramoti and by boat to Thasos; Welcome dinner in Thasos
  • June 16-July 10: 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 26: Two-week participants return to Thessaloniki
  • June 27: Two-week participants End of Program
  • July 9: Farewell dinner in Thasos
  • July 10: Travel by boat to Keramoti, and by bus to Thessaloniki
  • July 11: End of Program; earliest departure