Writing Workshops in Greece: Thessaloniki & Thasos


Jun 7 - Jul 5, 2014


TUITION / COST:$3600 for one month
SCHOLARSHIP:None Available

CONTACT: Christopher Bakken
EMAIL: writingworkshopsingreece@gmail.com
WEBSITE: http://www.writingworkshopsingreece.com

Our workshops run for one month in the city of Thessaloniki and on the island of Thasos. We offer writing workshops in four genres, as well as instruction in Greek language in culture.

In Thessaloniki, participants and faculty will stay at the Hotel El Greco in the center of the city on the historic Egnatia Boulevard. This hotel provides shared rooms with private baths.

On Thasos, most participants will stay at Pension Archodissa, a family-owned hotel nestled on a cliff overlooking the remote Alyki Peninsula. The pension offers shared rooms and private baths. Overflow housing will be in small apartments within walking distance.


Featured Writers Include:

Carolyn Forché (poetry).

Jayne Anne Phillips (fiction).

Christopher Bakken (food and travel writing).

Natalie Bakopoulos (memoir).

Joanna Eleftheriou (Greek language and culture).


Poetry, Fiction, Creative nonfiction



Writing Workshops in Greece: Thessaloniki & Thasos

Writing Workshops in Greece will enter its third year of workshops in Thessaloniki and the island of Thasos. Our remarkably affordable month-long workshops offer participants the chance to write poetry with Carolyn Forché, fiction with Jayne Anne Phillips, travel & food writing with Christopher Bakken, and memoir with Natalie Bakopoulos. Joanna Eleftheriou will offer supplementary afternoon sessions exploring Greek language, music, and culture.

Our setting is sublime. We begin in Thessaloniki, the second largest city in Greece, abuzz with archeology, Byzantine churches, and night life. Then we move to the island of Thasos, where we stay put for three weeks on the sublime Alyki peninsula, overlooking three beaches, an ancient temple, and a Roman marble quarry.