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Saturday, October 7
Arrivals, Orientation & settling into the hotel
7 pm Introductory Meet & Greet to get to know the group and discuss week's itinerary
8 pm Welcome Dinner with The Group at Taverna I Moira on the seafront in Parikia

Sunday, October 8
8 am - 10 am Buffet breakfast at the hotel
12-4 pm Introduction & Orientation session at the seaside villa followed by Sunday afternoon lunch and Sunsets "Get Lit Up" social time at the villa. 
Workshop Topic:  'The Stories We Tell' – Get to know more about the group - and yourself  - as we discuss the stories we tell. Everyone has a story tell and anyone who writes them is a writer. While how to best tell a story will be the over-arching theme of the week for everyone, Sunday’s session will focus on connecting ourselves with our stories, where they come from, where we can find more of them and how best to fruitfully mine the well of creativity to tell them compellingly.
​Evening Free

Monday, October 9
8 am - 10 am Buffet breakfast at the hotel
11:30 am-1:30 pm Workshop at the seaside villa: 
Workshop Topic:  Getting In Character:  Great stories start with great characters. We’ll explore the importance of characterization in writing, what shapes them and how best to breathe life into them by constructing compelling characters and giving them voice. 
2 pm Walking tour of Parikia & visit to the historic Church of 100 Doors
Free time for lunch, private writing or activities
6:30 pm "Lit Up" social hour and seaside drinks at the villa
8 pm Dinner at Aegean Greek Cuisine Restaurant in central square of Parikia​​​

Tuesday, October 10
8 am - 10 am Buffet breakfast at hotel
11:30 am - 1:30 pm  Workshop at the seaside villa: 
Workshop Topics:  Settings & Scenes
Setting Things Up:  Characters come to life in the right evocative settings. We’ll discuss how to bring setting most fully forth by shining a sharp focus on the setting in order to help characters to fully inhabit the world of their story with a strong and clear sense of place.
Focus on Scenes  Scenes are the basic building blocks of all stories. Stories are driven by compelling specific scenes that bring character and setting seamlessly together. We’ll focus on choosing the right scenes to tell and how best to integrate them into a seamless and stimulating story.
Afternoon free time for lunch, private writing, seaside strolls or activities
6-7:30 pm Sunset Boat Cruise around the Bay of Parikia with drinks and appetizers on board

Evening free
Wednesday, October 11
8 am - 10 am Buffet breakfast at the hotel
11 am Excursion to Lefkes, hike the historic and beautiful Byzantine Trail followed by lunch by the sea in charming town of Piso Livadi
6:30 pm "Lit up" Social Hour & Seaside Drinks at the villa
​8 pm Catered Greek Night Dinner at the Seaside Villa​

Thursday, October 12
8 am - 10 am Buffet breakfast at the hotel
11:30 am - 1:30 pm  Workshop at the seaside villa: 
Workshop Topic:  Navigating Narrative Arc  With the building blocks of characters, setting and scene, we concentrate on how best to put them all together to create a compelling storyline that keeps the reader engaged, engrossed and empathetic, how and when to slow time down or when to speed up to craft the timeline and architecture of good structure and time that blends into a whole.
Afternoon free for lunch, private writing, activities or relaxing
6:30 pm "lit up" Social Hour and seaside drinks at the villa
8 pm Dinner at Aromas Taverna, Parikia

Friday, October 13
8 am - 10 am Buffet breakfast at the hotel
11:30 am - 1:30 pm  Workshop at the seaside villa:  ​
Workshop Topic:  The Process and Putting It All Together to Take Home Like great stories, all writers are unique. The final inspirational day will focus on forging a productive toolkit that writers can carry home wit​h them: how to incorporate individual sensibilities, interests and passions and highlight important themes in your writing. We’ll delve into more best practices in order for everyone to give themselves the best opportunity to keep the creative fires burning and meet more regularly with their muse as each continues on their own creative journey.
Afternoon free for lunch, private writing or activities
6:30 pm "Lit up" social hour and seaside drinks at the villa
8 pm Farewell Dinner at the villa​ hotel

Saturday, October 14
9 am-11 am Farewell breakfast and wrap-up at the hotel.

Write Away ParosSchedule

PAROS WRITING RETREAT SCHEDULE                                                              

October 7-14, 2017     PRICE: $1,750

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Sparks fly, genius germinates and inspiration abounds at the Private Seaside Villa for Writing Workshops, where creativity sparkles like the Aegean

Enjoy private seaview accommodations in a charming Cycladic Hotel overlooking the ink-blue Aegean Sea... perfect for reflecting and relaxing.

Write Away Europe's Paros, Greece Writers Retreat October 7-14, 2017
(Full details & schedule below) 

Write Away Europe's Creative Writing Retreats are designed to bring you the most essential things to take your stories into the world: the time and the right places to find the right words to tell your story. Writers get to savor the scenery and inspiring splendor of the beautiful Cycladic island of Paros and the allure of the Aegean Sea, along with a great group of mentors and like-minded peers as the creative juices flow freely.

Writers will reside in a charming Cycladic-styled hotel set amongst lush gardens on a hillside overlooking the Aegean sea.  Writing Workshops will be held at a private seaside villa.



  • All rooms with sea & sunset views from their own private balconies
  • Plentiful public and private places for writing and reflecting on the lush grounds
  • Furnished indoor & outdoor lounges areas and garden patios overlooking swimming pool and the sea
  • Daily breakfasts served at the hotel before adjourning to nearby private villa for Writing Workshops
  • Writing Workshops held in beautiful private seaside villa with plentiful scenic spots for writing, reading and stimulating discussions
  • Sunset 'Get Lit Up' Social hours
  • Group dinners of tasty locally-sourced and prepared Greek Mediterranean food
  • Time for writing, reading, review and reflection
  • An ideal time and place to escape, explore and create

Paros, Greece

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