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International Writers' Retreat


The MFA in Creative Writing program at Rosemont College will offer its second International Writer’s Retreat in January 2018. This year we will be traveling to Athens, Greece from January 3, 2018 to January 13, 2018. For-credit, non-credit, and companion prices are available. Airfare is not included.

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Pre-trip meeting:
Friday, December 1, at 6 p.m. in Main Building 




(To arrive in Greece on January 3, you will need to leave the US on January 2.) 



(After 10/15, deposits are not refundable.) 

  • Final payment is due on December 1, 2017  

(Any withdrawals after 12/1 will forfeit the program fee, which is based on enrollment.)

Athens, one of the oldest cities in the world, is the capital of Greece and its largest. The city is also home to two UNESCO World Heritage Sites, the Acropolis of Athens and the medieval Daphni Monastery, as well as ancient Roman, Byzantine, and Ottoman monuments. Ancient ruins and modern architectural wonders abound in one of the 10 most populated cities in the European Union. Average daily temps in January are in the mid-50s with comfortable humidity.

The focus of the writing workshops will be generative, meaning students will be asked to write new material in response to prompts, writing exercises, and excursions, as well as, workshop new material in the genre of their choosing. Workshop sessions will be run by David Ebenbach, the author of seven books of fiction, poetry, and non-fiction—including, most recently, the novel Miss Portland. Winner of the Drue Heinz Literature Prize, the Juniper Prize, the Orison Fiction Prize, and the Patricia Bibby Award, among others, he teaches creative writing at Georgetown University. Find out more at Literature discussions will be run by MFA program director, Carla Spataro. 

The total cost of the workshop includes accommodations in a centrally located B&B, shared rooms (singles available at extra cost), and Wi-Fi. Breakfast is also included.



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