Writing Workshops in Greece: Thessaloniki & Thasos


Jun 11 - Jul 9, 2018


TUITION / COST:$2900-$4100
SCHOLARSHIP:None Available

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

Two-week and one-month-long workshops in the city of Thessaloniki and on the Greek island of Thasos. We offer workshops in three genres, as well as instruction in Greek language and culture.

History, archaeology, landscape, and literature: Writing Workshops in Greece offers participants the chance to be immersed in the beautiful complexities of island culture while writing and reading with a cohort of like-minded artists.

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.

Our early application deadline is February 15, 2018. After that date, applications will be considered on a rolling basis until all workshops have filled.


Featured Writers Include:

Aimee Nezhukumatathil (poetry).

Christopher Bakken (nonfiction).

Natalie Bakopoulos (fiction).

Joanna Eleftheriou (Greek language and culture).


Poetry, Fiction, Creative nonfiction



Writing Workshops in Greece: Thessaloniki & Thasos

Writing Workshops in Greece will enter its seventh year of workshops in Thessaloniki and the island of Thasos. Our remarkably affordable two-week and month-long workshops offer participants the chance to write poetry with Aimee Nezhukumatathil; nonfiction with Christopher Bakken; and fiction with Natalie Bakopoulos. Joanna Eleftheriou will offer evening 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, to the sublime Alyki peninsula, overlooking three beaches, an ancient temple, and a Roman marble quarry.