The Homeric Writers’ Retreat & Workshop 2014

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Introducing The Homeric Writers’ Retreat & Workshop On The Greek Isle Of Ithaca



August 1-7, 2014

Jessica Bell

Ithaca is a writer’s haven.

It remains unspoiled by the modern world. Even in the height of summer you can find a secluded beach or a rustic corner to contemplate your thoughts. On Ithaca you’ll discover the island’s rich culture and the reason why it holds such a special place in the hearts of those who have visited its shores.

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The Homeric Writers’ Retreat & Workshop invites participants to their very own private odyssey on the island of Ithaca—a retreat about riveting one’s writing through an immersive and intimate Homeric journey.

Enjoy special Excursions, including a guided walk to Homer’s School, dinners, complimentary cocktails by the sea, village sightseeing, traditional dance and festivals. The clear blue seas and lush green valleys and mountains are home to one of the friendliest communities in Greece and the Homeric Writers’ Retreat & Workshop!

Retreat Attendees will receive:
• Expert instruction on all topics of traditional publishing and self-publishing
• A comprehensive critique of the first 50 pages of their work, a full query edit, and/or a synopsis or nonfiction book proposal critique
• Market recommendations for their work
• Free books on writing
• 6 nights at Nostos Hotel, including buffet breakfast
• A welcome and farewell dinner, various events and excursions
• Gift hampers on arrival, filled with traditional Greek goods

Fee: 1,550 Euro per person, all-inclusive.

Note: if you attend the Homeric Writers’ Retreat & Workshop with a friend, and you both stay in the same room, we can knock 250 Euros off each attendance fee. If you are a larger group, a larger discount may be possible. Please make inquiries to Jessica Bell.

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About Glynis Smy

I live in the UK, in the seaside town of, Dovercourt~Harwich, where I enjoy writing novels. I've written historical romance/suspense, Medical romance and my latest WIP is in the crime genre. The Victorian era fascinates me and the best part of writing a novel is often the research. Proud writing moments in my life: Shortlisted for Festival of Romance Fiction 2014 New Talent Award Reaching second round of Amazon Breakthrough Novel Award 2014 Maggie's Child: reached #1 Amazon best-seller: Historical Romance Victorian /February 2014/ebook & book paid list. May 2014 #3 Historical Romance Victorian, and #25 in Historical Romance paid top 100 best-seller list. Top 100 in three categories on Amazon UK best-seller listings in 2015. Seeing my books in a Suffolk (UK), library. Over the years I've written short stories in a variety of genres. I've also won a few poetry contests, my first was at the age of twelve, (a poem about the Bangladeshi war). I also won a children's short story competition where the prize was a first-aid box, I was so proud but my husband found it amusing because we owned two pharmacies. My articles have been published in magazines both in the UK and Cyprus. I am also featured in various places on-line. When I am not writing, I enjoy making greetings cards, Cross Stitch, fishing and the company of my little granddaughters.
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12 Responses to The Homeric Writers’ Retreat & Workshop 2014

  1. Oh, this sounds great, Glynis! Thanks!

  2. hilarymb says:

    Hi Glynis .. I saw this and I imagine courses conducted by Jess would be so interesting .. let alone the location! Cheers Hilary

  3. Gewanda says:

    This looks very interesting! Wouldn’t mind going.

  4. I’d love to see Greece for myself someday. At the moment, not practical, but I’m sure Jessica’s event will draw in a good deal of people!

  5. This sounds an absolutely blissful place to write.

    • Glynis Smy says:

      Rebecca, definitely worth saving for! Sadly I am also saving for Canada, so won’t be able to attend. Seeing my son is an important part of my savings plan but one day I will get there!

  6. Thanks for stopping by, everyone! And thanks so much for the shout-out, Glynis.

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