Workshops & Seminars

Melissia creative writing group
Aegean Arts Circle |

REMINDER: Melissia Writing Group Meets Every Thursday, join us for any session. Join us tomorrow April 24th 10 a.m.-1 p.m.

New series of creative writing group meetings in Melissia. We will meet for three hours each Thursday from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.
(except for May 1st–we might have to meet another day for that week only).

The group is a lot of fun and it is open to anyone who wants to try writing. Published writers and aspiring writers who have never written a word have attended past sessions. You are under no obligation to attend all of the three hour sessions planned. You attend only the sessions you are able to attend.

IF you come with an open mind and trust in the process I promise you: you will write—the process includes trying to write from writing prompts I will give you to try while we are in a group setting— sometimes I use photo prompts, lines from poems and other writing exercises that get the creative juices going. Try one session and see what you get out of it.

We will read some award winning short stories–analyze them and also week by week we will focus on the elements of fiction which will allow everyone to learn and become comfortable using these tools to build their own story, essay or other creative non-fiction material you want to work on. I prepare handouts for each session – there is written feedback given.

The schedule does not require that you attend each three hour session. You attend only the sessions you want to be part of.

Please contact me if you have any questions at: or 6977 464 754. Amalia Melis

Here is a bit about me so you know what my professional writing background is:
Amalia Melis

Amalia Melis is a Greek-American journalist and an essay/fiction writer currently living in Greece. She is the founder of the Aegean Arts Circle writing workshops, which host annual writing seminars with award winning international authors in Andros, Greece since 2003. An artist as well as writer, her assemblage sculptures have been part of group art exhibits, most recently in Vermont and Berlin. Over 20 years experience as a hard news/feature story writer for newspapers/magazines & corporate communications writer. Born and raised in New York, she is bilingual.

The Melbourne Age (200,000 circ.) daily Australian newspaper-hard news reporting from Athens, feature articles in Ms., Elle, Leaders Magazines, among others. Scriptwriter for National Public Television (By Design), etc. Film production work on-location with foreign crews in Greece. Corporate communications writer. Freelance press work for artists, musicians, non-profit organizations.

Short Fiction/Essays/Poetry
· Writers@Work Short Story Finalist & Honorable Mention “A One Minute Dream” March 2014

· Glimmer Train Honorable Mention “I Know My Place” Dec. 2013

· Ducts Essay on Greece published Winter 2013

· Glimmer Train Essay on Greece published (Bulletin #63) April 2012

· Glimmer Train Short Story finalist “Broken English” 2007

· Glimmer Train Short Story finalist “Daughter News” 2005

· Glimmer Train 2nd Place Short Story Award for New Writers “Immigrant Daughter” published Spring 2002

· Poetry published in Poet & Critic journal 1986

· Poetry published in Sojourner journal 1985

· M. A. Media Studies, New School for Social Research, New York

· B.B.A. Marketing/Journalism, Baruch College (CUNY), New York

Contact information

· Email:
cell phone: 6977 464 754

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