We are excited to announce the arrival of Agnes Marton this summer.
Agnes has chosen to spend 9 days in La Bodeguita in Dafni in order to work on her latest writing project.
Agnes Marton is a Hungarian-born poet, writer, librettist & Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts (UK). Recent publications include her collection ‘Captain Fly’s Bucket List‘ and four chapbooks with Moria Books (USA).
Her fiction was called ‘exceptional’ at the prestigious Disquiet Literary Contest (USA). In the award-winning poetry exhibition project Guardian of the Edge, 33 accomplished visual artists responded to her poetry. She has been a resident poet at the Scott Polar Research Institute at the University of Cambridge, on a research boat in the Arctic Circle, and also in Iceland, Italy, Ireland, Portugal, Canada and the USA. She is based in Luxembourg.
Agnes is looking forward to her writer’s residencies in Ireland (Tyrone Guthrie Centre), the Azores (Disquiet), Serbia (Belgrade Art Studio), Spain (The Valparaiso Foundation) and Greece (Writers’ Retreats Greece) so that she could finish her first novel.
Also, she is going to polish the manuscript of her second full poetry collection ‘For Waltz You Don’t Need a Compass‘ during her residency at the Museo de Arte Moderno Chiloé, Chile (the manuscript was a finalist of the Munster Literature Centre international competition).
Agnes, we wish you a warm welcome & hope that our Residency will come up to your expectations.
Nikos has travelled extensively in Africa, Europe & America and specialises in Overland Publications, Travel Guides Research, Logistics & Overland Preparation and Hospitality & Tourism Industry.
Along with Georgia, his partner, Nikos travelled full-time for about 7 years before settling down in Greece. The Pin Project has been the landmark of this trip as well as the absolute inspiration. Follow the links to find more info about Nikos & The Pin Project.
The Workshop will host 2-4 people from 21st to 23rd of June and will take place in La Casa Grande, our Retreat in Agios Ioannis (Aliveri, Evia).
The participants can arrive the day before (Thursday the 20th) & depart the day after (Monday the 24th), so we will have 3 full days to talk about travels!
The cost of the Travel Writing Workshop will be 950 EUR per person that covers:
Transportation from/ to the Athens International Airport
Accommodation in private or shared bedrooms (depends on the number of participants)
All meals & drinks
Workshop & educational material
Free copies of Traveliving
The areas that will be covered in the Travel Writing Workshop are:
How to select the best travel subject for publication
How to develop your research skills for travel writers
How to create, edit & publish a travel book
Secrets to self-publish your travel book
Online travel writing & effective use of Social Media
The submissions deadline is the 31st of May, 2019.
We are very proud to announce the beginning of our partnership & collaboration with Res Artis, the biggest Worldwide Network of Artist Residencies.
“Encounter the world in residencies”
As part of this creative global community, with 600 centers, organisations, and individuals in over 70 countries, we commit ourselves to offer to artists, curators, and all manner of creative people the essential time and place away from the pressures and habits of every-day life as well as an experience framed within a unique geographic and cultural context.
Those interested in attending a residency can use the information and resources on Res Artis website, gaining insights into the profiles of their members and staying informed about their events and application deadlines.
Since 1993, through the volunteer efforts of the Board of Directors and countless partners and friends, Res Artis has grown to become the largest network of its kind, promoting the role of residential art programs as a vital part of the contemporary arts world, stimulating the creative development and mobility of artists, and furthering intercultural understanding.
We are so happy & fortunate to be part of this family & we will strive to make our Writers’ Retreats the perfect place to host creativity, inspiration, innovation, imagination and people with a vision who look for a place to commit.
Stay tuned & spread the word. More exciting partnerships & collaborations are on their way!