Programmes – Week 1 & 2

Week 1 – June 14th to 20th

Twelve lucky writers will join us in our family-run guesthouses for a series of workshops, one-to-one mentoring, and intimate writing sessions. Award-winning writer Jane Flett will take you on a writing bootcamp, with three workshops focussed on plotting, delving deep into character, and honing the elements of your craft. Meanwhile, expressive writing guru Dimitra Didangelou is on hand to free up your writing blocks, with workshops deep in the forest and on the beach at sunset…

Each writer will benefit from one-to-one mentoring sessions from both Dimitra and Jane—a chance to dig deep and find the right direction for your work, whether your ambitions are to publish a book, commit to a regular practice, or simply find the joy in putting words on a page. And, lest an overload of sun and Greek brandy threaten to distract you, our regular Shut Up & Write sessions will be there to help you refocus. We’ll also have a reading and Q&A session with your tutors, and a chance for you to perform your own work.

Of course, there’ll be time to explore too. You’ll have one free day in the mythical surroundings of one of Greece’s most undiscovered areas—Pelion, birthplace of the centaurs. There are excellent opportunities for hiking, beautiful beaches around twenty minutes away, and we’ll have a qualified massage therapist and yoga teacher on site. Plus we’ll provide you with a delicious Greek welcome dinner of local produce, and breakfast every day.

The week costs €595, but we’re offering a special early-bird price of €535 before March 1st.

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“The retreat in Pelion was simply awesome. The location is stunning, the workshops are inspiring and I found a great balance between activities and having time to write. I consumed my weight in wine and goat products and came back a better writer for it.” – Dan


Week 2 is the week where you set your own timetable. Of course, meals and one-to-ones will be happening at set times, but you’ll be free to work on your project, wander in the forests or sit sipping coffee in the square to your own rhythm. More details coming soon!