LIMNISA SUMMER WRITING WORKSHOP - TELL YOUR OWN STORY.
For the first two days of the workshop we will concentrate on finding the story we want to tell and working out how to tell it. This will involve group exercises plus one-to-one sessions with Philip.
For the remaining four days you are encouraged to make progress with your own story, helped by daily assignments and daily seminars in which you can read out your work and share comments with the group.
The final session will be a discussion of how to progress your work after the workshop has ended.
Each participant will be offered at least three personal 30 minute sessions with Philip. There will also be daily group seminars from 11.30-1.15 and three optional afternoon workshops 5.30-6.30 in which we can talk about texts and do a few exercises to help develop technique.
Each day starts with an optional yoga session under the tamarisk trees to help get your mind in focus.
A buffet breakfast is available from 8.00-9.30.
During the morning we're quiet, to give time and space for writing.
The group session starts late morning just a few steps from the sea, under a shady pergola.
There follows a good buffet lunch then time to relax in the garden. Swim and snorkel from Limnisa beach; take a stroll in the olive groves or simply put your feet up and gaze out to sea from a hammock. On some days a second workshop takes place 5-30-6.30. Thereafter the evening begins, with drinks on one of the terraces watching the sun go down and then a candlelit dinner with home-cooked local and middle-eastern vegetarian dishes.
The workshop lasts one week (starting on Saturday evening with a welcome session and ending the following Saturday morning after a final breakfast). On Wednesday no workshop will be held.
Besides getting on with your writing you’ll also have the chance to join an optional afternoon excursion to local sites of interest such as the volcano, the ‘Sunken city’ of Methana or the sulphur baths, or even a take boat trip to a nearby island.
Those who want can extend their stay. Arrive earlier or stay longer. See writers' retreats and contact us for advice.
Most guests are accommodated in rooms at Limnisa. You can also stay in a shared apartment in the village, an indenpendent studio in the village or a tent in the garden! For more information look here.
The workshops at Limnisa are led by Philip Wooderson.
Philip has had a succesful career writing children's fiction and is now completing an historical novel set in classical Greece, about Socrates and the fall of Athens. He arranges creative writing days in schools and tutors new writers on-line. With Mariel he has set up bluethumbnail.com, a site for exciting new fiction. Read more about Philip and his workshops here.
Available after the workshop - Philip is able to offer you regular back-up on-line, reading work and making suggestions to strengthen your work in progress.
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