CULTURE

Writing in an idyllic setting on Andros

If you write fiction and have a manuscript you want to take to the next stage, why not take it to a creative writing workshop in an idyllic island setting? For the sixth summer, the Aegean Arts Circle on Andros is offering writers a chance to immerse themselves in every aspect of the creative process. The Aegean Arts Circle, run by Amalia Melis, gives you private time to write, feedback in small groups, and all in the luxury of a single room with a sea view at the beautiful Andros Holiday Hotel. Award-winning author and instructor Connie May Fowler will be back on Andros for a second time to lead an eight-day writing workshop (July 7-14). Fowler’s most recent work, «The Problem with Murmer Lee,» was published by Doubleday (2005) and Broadway Books (2006) and was a Redbook premier book club selection. Writers attending the workshop will examine their own work and that of the other participants, looking at issues such as point-of-view, character arc and pacing, and the needs of the participating writers. General topics of concern for working writers, such as finding an agent, how to keep the muse by your side, and revision tactics, will also be discussed. The approach is honest and constructive. Writing about her previous experience at the Aegean Arts Circle, Fowler commends Melis for creating «a magical mix of contemplative study and joyful communion in a place of breathtaking vistas. And let us not forget the Greek cuisine and good cheer that fortify body and soul.» For info: Aegean Arts Circle, www.aegeanartscircle.com, [email protected], [email protected], [email protected], or tel 6977.464.754.