The day starts with an (optional) yoga session under the tamarisk trees. And a breakfast buffet afterwards. Every morning is quiet for writing, with a group session starting late morning in which you can read out your work and gain some valuable feedback, as well as getting your next assignment to work on in your own time. This session takes place a few steps from the sea, under a shady pergola. After a good buffet lunch there'll be time to enjoy the garden, swim and snorkel from Limnisa's own beach, take a stroll in the olive groves or simply put your feet up and gaze out to sea from a hammock.
At the end of the afternoon you can join a second, optional workshop to explore more general aspects of writing. You'll also have the chance to book personal sessions with the tutor to talk about work in progress or your own writing projects (at a small extra cost). The workshop lasts one week (seven days), with five days for workshops and one day free mid-week to get on with your writing and have the chance to join an optional afternoon excursion to local sites of interest such as the old Acropolis and ‘Sunken city’ of Methana. Those who want can extend their stay at Limnisa by 3, 7 or 10 days.
The creative writing course at Limnisa is aimed at those who want to get familiar with the processes involved in writing a story but also at those who more generally want to improve their own writing skills. Are you totally new to writing? Are you keen to get back to writing? Or are you an experienced writer seeking new inspiration? Then this course will work for you.
Philip has written many books for children. These have been published by scholastic, A & C Black and Oxford University Press. Two of his stories have been Guardian Children's books of the week. His series of stories about ancient Egypt, the Nile Files, was used by the Times to promote the Tutenkhamun exhibition at the O2 centre in London and a new edition was published by Franklin Watts in Spring 2008. He has also contributed two historical novels, 'Trouble at the Mill' and 'Plague' to the 'My Side of the Story' series described as a "completely unique approach to historical fiction". He is presently completing an adult novel set in Ancient Greece.
The location at Limnisa offers many possibilities for walks and from Methana town you can travel by regular ferries to Aegina, Poros and Hydra, as well as Piraeus, for Athens (2 hours away). We organize local excursions to the Sulphur Baths, Methana Volcano & Acropolis, Sunken City, Mycenean Site, etc. Every year Limnisa organizes a Short Story Competition with many prizes. Winners will get a free place at one of our writers' retreats.
Our Center is a perfect escape from everyday life in beautiful natural surroundings. The centre has got a beach, a garden and is only a walk away from a small harbor with tavernas. From our terraces you can look out on the Saronic Gulf to the islands of Aegina and Angistri and the mountains of the Eastern Peloponese.
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- 7 nights Accommodation
- Full board
- Morning Workshops
- Optional Afternoon Workshops
- Breakfast and Lunch at Limnisa
- Welcome dinner at Limnisa on day of arrival
- Use of Limnisa Facilities (beach, library, bikes, garden, terraces, etc.)
- Optional Yoga Sessions in the morning.
- Travel expenses to Methana
- Travel insurance.
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M15436 was started in 2005 years ago by Mariel. Her idea was to share this unique location on a remote Greek Island and with its own beach, with 'like-minded' people - creative people who can appreciate its simplicity, purity and calmness and get inspired by it! Professional teachers and established writers...
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