CULTURE

Writing courses start up

Metaichmio publishers had such a roaring success with the seminars they started holding recently on varied aspects of writing at their new multipurpose premises, that they have already organized a new series, starting in February. The creative-writing seminar led by Giorgos Xenarios starts on February 12, as does writing for theater with Andreas Staikos while creative writing led by Costas Katsoularis begins two days later. Women’s writing with Argyro Mantoglou begins on February 15, correct use of Modern Greek with Ina Anagnostopoulou starts in March, and editing-proofreading with Anna Iordanidou in April. All the seminars are in Greek and are of 30 hours’ duration, except for the editing-proofreading seminar, which lasts 90 hours. A brief CV and a sample of writing are required for the creative-writing workshop. (For further information, call 211.300.3500 ext. 500. Send CVs by fax to 211.300.3562, e-mail to [email protected], or mail it to Metaichmio Publishers, PO Box 34243, 10029 Athens, to the attention of Ms Frantzi and citing the name of the seminar you are interested in attending.) Crime fiction expert There’s also an opportunity for fledgling crime writers to spread their wings. Popular crime writer Petros Markaris is leading a 10-week workshop in crime fiction at the European Translation Center (EKEMEL), starting January 23. (For information, call 210.363.9520 or e-mail [email protected])