Writing Workshops in Andros

Join us for our eleventh year of Writing Workshops in Andros


Fiction Writing Workshop with Award winning fiction writer Thomas E. Kennedy

June 25th-July 4th


June 25th  – July 4th


Workshop description: includes  lectures, in-depth critique and discussion of the participants’ writing, generative exercises with writing prompts, and informal Q&A discussions during which participants will be welcome to pose whatever questions about writing they wish – process as well as the practical matters of being a writer.

Some of the topics of lectures and generative exercises will include themes from Kennedy’s book about writing, Realism & Other Illusions, Essays on the Craft of Fiction (Wordcraft of Oregon, 2001).  These will, inter alia, include:

-Realism and other illusions,

-A story’s five senses

-Torturing your sentences: on revision

-The anatomy of a sample story

-Rotations and cut-ups, a method of freeing the mind in creating

-When can you call yourself a writer?

And other topics, including a reading by Thomas E. Kennedy followed by questions and discussion.


Biographical Note on Thomas E. Kennedy

Thomas E. Kennedy’s 30+ books include novels, story and essay collections, literary criticism, translation, and anthologies.   His most recent books are his prize-winning critically praised Copenhagen Quartet – four independent novels about the souls and seasons of the Danish capital:  In the Company of Angels (2010), Falling Sideways (2011), Kerrigan in Copenhagen, A Love Story (2013), and the forthcoming Beneath the Neon Egg (2014), all published world-wide by Bloomsbury New York and London.   In 2013, New American Press is also publishing his Getting Lucky: New & Selected Stories, 1982-2012.

He has published hundreds of stories, essays, and translations in such magazines as North American Review, Gettysburg Review, Kenyon Review, Sewanee Review, The Southern Review, New Letters, Epoch, Ecotone, Boston Review, The Literary Review, and many others and has won, inter alia, the Pushcart Prize, the O. Henry Prize, and a National Magazine Award for an essay that was reprinted in Best American Magazine Writing, 2008.  He is Advisory Editor for The Literary Review and Absinthe: New European Writing and Contributing Editor for the Pushcart Prize since 1990.

Kennedy holds an M.F.A. from the Vermont College of Fine Arts and a Ph.D. from the University of Copenhagen and teaches both fiction and creative nonfiction writing at the low residency M.F.A. program at Fairleigh Dickinson University in the U.S. and U.K.  Two of his novels won an Eric Hoffer Award and another was a finalist in the Foreword Magazine Award.  He was born in the U.S. and moved to Europe when he was 30, where he now lives in Denmark.

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 Small intensive workshops, single rooms with private balcony overlooking the sea, chef makes meals for our group, we meet every day with the instructor and have plenty of private time to write.  Private small beach, pool, taverna, restaurant at hotel. Short walk in to Gavrio port town. One day off to visit Hora, capital of Andros; Goulandris museums.  For more information: or 6977 464 754


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