The Athens Playwriting Workshop will be part of the Summer Programs sponsored by the Athens Centre. Building on existing programs, this project promises to be a significant addition to the Greek language, poetry, and art classes currently offered. The playwriting workshop will take place in June 23 until July 13, 2013. Open to under-graduate, graduate students and the general public this workshop will be a valuable addition to this exciting summer program.
The summer poetry seminar is a three week session, from June 23 – July 13, 2013 focusing on the writing and appreciation of poetry in the land where western literature was born, and which has continued to inspire English-language poets through the ages, from Byron and Rupert Brooke to James Merrill and Seamus Heaney. The Athens Centre has been sponsoring poetry programs in Greece since 1970; well-known writers who have taken part in the programs over the years include Gregory Corso, James Merrill, Alan Ansen, Rachel Hadas, David Mason, Christopher Bakken, Katerina Angelaki-Rook, Tassos Denegris, and many others.
The Athens Centre’s summer art workshop, June 23 – July 13, 2013 is a three week session concentrating on creating images of Greece through various media, which include, but are not limited to, watercolor, pastels, charcoal, collage, pencil, ink and mixed media. The course will emphasize using the vibrant city of Athens as an inspiration to create individual expressions, and will encourage students to develop and sharpen their abilities to see the world around them in a new way. The workshop takes place at the Athens Centre’s neoclassical facility in the central Athens area of Mets. The Centre has sponsored various types of art workshops and courses for more than 40 years, both in Athens and on the Greek islands of Aegina, Spetses and Naxos.