Literary Island: Writing Workshops in Greece.


Literary Island: Writing Workshops in Greece

Summer 2019 | Thassos, Greece

  • Applications Due: Feb. 1, 2019
  • Program Fee: $3,900 (airfare not included)
  • Dates:
    • Arrive Greece by July 1, 2019
    • Program ends July 15, 2019

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Immerse in life on a rugged, remote island in Greece, cradle of Western civilization. Tour marble quarries and active archeological sites. Swim the Aegean Sea. Consume impossibly fresh food. Dance to live Greek music under the stars. Take day trips to local villages and a Greek Orthodox liturgy. Revive the ancient tradition of sharing stories around a bonfire.


Read, Write, Reflect

Participate in Writing Workshops in Greece, a world-renowned academic program, via a fiction, nonfiction, or poetry workshop with an accomplished author. Trade work with peers. Read classic and contemporary literature. Maintain a travel journal. Attend evening readings in an olive grove.


Language, Literature, History

How does classical Greek mythology echo in contemporary life and literature? What can we learn from an ancient alphabet? A language and culture class with a Greek writer/scholar will enrich your time on Thassos, as will cooking demonstrations for which you’ll harvest local ingredients. Each experience will inform and inspire your creative work.


Seize a unique opportunity to work with and befriend students from around the globe, in a supportive setting. Broaden your perspective. Learn craft techniques and gain publishing industry insights from instructors and your Drew professor. Join a community of active writers who prize the power of language.