Thursday, February 7, 2013


      The Homeric Writers' Retreat & Workshop On The Greek Isle Of Ithaca
                                                                  August 1 - 7, 2013

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

The new 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 intimate Homeric journey.

To learn more about the writing retreat, please visit

Retreat Attendees will receive:
Expert instruction on all topics of publishing
A comprehensive critique and market recommendations for your work.
Accommodation at Nostos Hotel with buffet breakfast, two dinners and excursions
Gift hampers on arrival, filled with traditional Greek goods

Our instructors this year are, Katharine Sands, a literary agent with the Sarah Jane Freymann Literary Agency, and Beatriz Badikian-Gartler, a popular performer in the Chicago area who often lectures on women's issues, art, and literature. In 2000 Badikian was selected as one of the One-Hundred Women Who Make a Difference in Chicago by Today's Woman magazine.

Fee: 1,550 Euro per person, all-inclusive. Enjoy special Excursions, including a guided walk to Homer's School, dinners, 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 new Homeric Writing Retreat!

Retreat Director: Jessica Bell


  1. I am looking at a picture of Stacey and Alison taken by the shore in Ithaca. Stacey was 8 and Alison 16. It's one of my favorites and it's hanging in my office. Great memories.

    My favorite poem is Ithaca by Kavafy. I'd love to go back...enjoy the journey...maybe it can happen. mk

    1. Yes, yes, come. I'd love it if you were there. And your famly too.

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