Join an inspiring workshop leader and a small group of
selected writers who will gather in Andros from all over the
globe to work on their stories, read and critique each
others’ writing. Write by the Sea at the AEGEAN ARTS CIRCLE
WRITING WORKSHOPS in Andros
Andros is a quiet Cycladic island with little tourism making
it an ideal place to slow down, get away from the daily
grind to focus on new writing. Workshops are intensive and
provide for a trusting space for published and aspiring
writers to unfold their new stories. Aegean Arts Circle
keeps each workshop small, working with award winning
instructors who are committed to writing and nurturing the
participants who join to work in these writing groups.
To be accepted, please submit a writing sample and/or a
brief description of a writing project you want to work on
while in Andros. The goal is to produce new work and to
learn from talented,
inspirational workshop leaders who are masters at their
craft. We work in a group each morning and then break up to
have the rest of the day free until we meet up in the
evening for our group dinners held on the restaurant veranda
overlooking the sea. There is private time to write and
refine your writing. Like last year we offer writing retreat
days to be added on before or after each workshop if you
want to spend more time in Andros.
If you would like more information about this year’s
workshops, retreats and scholarship opportunities, please
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Aegean Arts Circle would not exist if it did not have the
help of some very generous people who have given their time
and talent. I am grateful to Roy Cherris, Panagiotis
Spiropoulos, Argyris Paspalas, George and Frances Melis and
my daughter Anna, for helping me build AAC from
dream to reality.
Amalia Melis Director, Aegean Arts Circle
is creator and organizer of the Aegean Arts Circle Writing
Workshops in Andros. She has over 25 years experience as a
freelance hard news/ feature writer, corporate
communications & speech writer, editor, ghostwriter, press
person (U.S. & Greece).
She recently published two essays in KYSO Flash (Oct. 2014),
DUCTS (Winter 2013), Glimmer Train (April 2012).
Short stories and poetry have won awards and/or have
been published in Glimmer Train, Writers@Work, Poet &
Critic, Sojourner. She has published interviews with two
Pulitzer Prize winning authors Michael Cunningham and Frank
McCourt. Her first short story “Immigrant Daughter” won 2nd
place Award for New Writers in Glimmer Train (Spring 2002
issue). She has written a novel and is seeking an agent. She
is a freelance feature writer & she has led writing
workshops for the Institute of Innovation & Creativity. When
avoiding the blank page, she makes assemblage sculptures out
of found objects.
Her assemblage art has been part of group art exhibits in
Vermont, U.S., Athens, Greece, Berlin, Germany.