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CREATIVE WRITING COURSES ON PAXOS

‘WRITING ABOUT GREECE': 28 SEPTEMBER - 5 OCTOBER 2015

Why Paxos: The beautiful Greek island of Paxos is a truly inspirational location in the Ionian Sea just nine miles south of Corfu and it is hard to imagine a better place to hone your writing skills.


'Unleash Your Writing Power'

Who are our writing courses for: All our courses are aimed at helping you to develop your creativity and are equally suitable for those with previous experience and for complete beginners; what is important is a desire to write.

'Writing about Greece' is a new and slightly different Travel Writing course, which will focus on Greek places, people and food. It will be very much a hands-on course that will include both writing and photography, although the photography element will be more about taking a picture that will sell than improving your technical skills. During the week you will look at many aspects of Greek life and will then learn how to use your notes and images as a basis to try and get your work published.  It will be led by highly successful travel and food writer, Heidi Fuller-love, who hosts a monthly travel show for British Airways in-flight radio and whose features and photographs regularly appear in magazines and newspapers worldwide ranging from The Guardian and The LA Times, to Thomas Cook Travel Magazine and Asian Geographic.

'An Introduction to Screenwriting' will take you through the process of writing for the screen in easy stages: from creating characters and a story-line that will immediately grab your audience’s attention, right up to finding a buyer for your finished script. Whether you are an experienced writer who now wishes to move on to create or adapt existing plays and novels for the screen, or a complete beginner, this could be the ideal course for you. It will be led by novelist and playwright, Linda M James, who has had three novels published: Out Of Shaking Air, The Invisible Piper and Tempting The Stars. Her contemporary psychological thriller The Day Of The Swans is being published in 2012 and she has also adapted the book into a screenplay. She is also the author of the highly successful How to Write Great Screenplays: And Get Them Into Production.

'Inspired by Paxos' offers you the chance to explore the fascinating landscape of Paxos and, through this, further develop your own creative writing. The course is led by Adam Strickson, an experienced writer, tutor and frequent visitor to Paxos, who is a Teaching Fellow in Creative Writing at the University of Leeds. Adam has taught poetry, fiction, life writing and the use of myth and landscape as creative sources and has written plays for several theatre companies. His first collection of poetry was published in 2005.

'Unleash Your Writing Power' is an inspirational and innovative workshop designed to unblock the barriers to your creativity and help you to inject energy, power and magic into everything you write. We first ran this course on Paxos in 2009 and it has been a great success. It is led by Judi Goodwin, a journalist and trainer with wide experience in both print and broadcast media, who has been a regular feature writer for national and regional newspapers, and also a freelance broadcaster for BBC Radio. She now specialises in home interest and lifestyle journalism, and trains journalists and professional writers in London and abroad.

'Crime Writing' covers the initial process and practicalities of writing a crime novel from taking the germ of an idea, through to a synopsis and a plan of the novel to the opening paragraph, chapter one, page one and beyond ... with lines that will hook the reader. It will be led by retired police officer and full-time crime writer, Nick Oldham, who has had 17 crime novels in his highly successful Henry Christie series of books published, including in 2011 'Facing Justice' and 'Instinct'.

Where you stay: Accommodation for our writing courses is in lovely shared villas, each with its own pool and spacious terraces, set in the shade and tranquillity of the olive groves about a 20-minute walk above the pretty village of Loggos, the smallest of the three coastal villages on Paxos.    

One of our villas...... with its lovely gardens

Alternative accommodation and extended holidays: It is also possible for anyone who has their own accommodation or who wishes to be more independent just to join the group tuition sessions. And if you would like to extend your holiday and spend a few additional days on Paxos or a few days on Corfu, either before or after the writing course, then we can help you to arrange accommodation. Please contact us to discuss the options. 


There is also plenty of time for relaxation

Second Holiday/Course Discount: We will give you a discount of £40 if you book any two holidays or courses in our current programme.

Further Information: Do have a look round our website and, if you would like further information about any of our holidays and courses or about Paxos more generally, then please do not hesitate to Contact Us.
 

Paxos Life Activities Ltd
telephone: 0044 (0)1444 258048 or 0030 (0)69810 18036

email: info(at)paxoslife.com