Week One - 5th - 12th August 2013


This course, specifically designed for beginners, examines the relationship between reading and writing. Learning from the masters of our craft, we’ll begin to explore and recognise techniques and styles which evoke the upmost dramatic intrigue and story-telling. Looking at playing with genre, conflict and contrast, as well as the importance of editing and revision, you’ll be encouraged to begin piecing the fragments of ideas, old and new, together. You’ll learn the foundation exercises which will see you through your writing life, exploring a variety of techniques designed by top literary practitioners.

Euro 390

Week Two - 12th - 19th August 2013


What makes your novel stand out? How do we develop our story? Looking in detail at key literary devices, we’ll begin to work out what makes your work special. We’ll examine the power of revealing secrets, the importance of structure, techniques to develop narrative voice and dialogue, rhetoric and style, timing, pace and sequence, as well as the use of imagery and analogy. This course is designed to give you the courage and craft to tell your story with confidence and skill.

Euro 390

Meals provided at the centre, are part of the above quoted prices and include breakfast each morning followed by mid-morning tea/coffee and either brunch, a light lunch or the farewell BBQ/Buffet. (Please see the course schedule) Most of the meals are based around traditional Greek dishes with an emphasis on seasonal fruit and veg. Please state whether you have any food allergies on your booking form.

None of the prices quoted on this website include flights.


Creative Writing Tutor, Kate Kerrow's Profile

Kate trained as an actress at the Bristol Old Vic Theatre School and has worked throughout the UK and Ireland with a variety of companies and production houses - The Birmingham Rep, Belfast Opera House, The Old Vic, Southwark Playhouse, Cambridge Arts Theatre, Venice Film Festival, The Haymarket, Warner Brothers, Edinburgh Festival, Glastonbury Festival - as well as completing two National tours.

Kate has a First Class BA Honours Degree in English Literature and will shortly complete her MA in Literature. She has worked as a professional tutor for eight years in both the UK and Africa, specialising in literature and creative writing. Kate is one of the Writers-In-Residence for London theatre company, SLG Productions, and works as an associate creative producer on new-writing with the company throughout the year.

She has written three plays - The Riot Showgirls Club was produced in 2009 and received critical acclaim; Small Print and The Tenth Box are in pre-production. The Tenth Box will also receive publication in Spring 2011. She was selected as one of three playwrights for the prestiguous Jerwood Scheme which recognises writing talent, and has worked closely with acclaimed playwright Rebecca Lenkiewicz throughout 2010, as well as being short-listed for the London Arts and Performance Short Fiction Award. Kate was accepted into The National Academy of Writing this year and is currently in the process of completing her first novel.

REVIVE AND REFOCUS - Presented by Karen Shepherd

Inspired by the well-being and quality of the Greek way of life and the need to feel confident and hear the praise that will come when achieving your goals, the Revive and Refocus experience will turn your dreams into goals with a plan.

Meet John Manuel - The Honorary Greek.

John is a successful writer. His blog is entitled Rambling From Rhodes and his latest book ‘Tzatziki For You to Say’ is the latest in a trilogy of books which gives you a clear insight, with lots of amusing anecdotes of his life as an honorary Greek, about living on Rhodes Island with his wife Maria.


There are a variety of optional activities to compliment your creative writing holiday which are either regularly available or available at different times of the year and according to specific course schedules. Further information regarding charges for additional activities are mentioned on the course schedule.


Make an early start and take a 2 hour ferry trip to spend a lovely day wondering along the horseshoe shaped
harbour admiring the pastel coloured Venetian houses of the smaller, neighbouring Island of Symi.


Visit Rhodes walled old town, go back in time to the 14th century and imagine the Knights Island when
first invaded by the Crusaders.


Venture inland to explore and sample the drink of the Gods at an Embonas Winery.


Conquer the hills on foot and encounter historical sites whilst experiencing the sights and smells of the
island’s flora and forna accompanied by a professional guide.


From the majestic view point of the famous Acropolis see Lindos with its outcrop of white washed houses, golden sanded coves and cerulean sea.