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One of our prize-winning InkTears authors, Melanie Whipman, is teaching a creative writing course at a Greek retreat this autumn. She normally lectures at the University of Chichester on their MA, or runs workshops in Farnham or at literary festivals - so this is a first for her, and she is excited by the prospect of a fresh perspective and the opportunity to work with writers who will be able to immerse themselves in their writing in such a beautiful location.

Melanie told us: “I’ve designed the programme so there will be tutor led exercises, feedback on your work, time to write alone, and time to workshop with fellow writers. It’s ideal if you’re part way through a novel or memoir and feel a little stuck and would like some fresh input, or if you’d just like some inspiration and guidance to tackle some short stories. The setting is stunning - a little village in the Greek hills an hour or so outside Athens.”

Melanie is not only a great writer, but also an outstanding teacher. If you’ve ever considered a writing retreat, but not been sure whether to take the plunge, now’s your best chance! Check out the details here: https://www.skybluetours.co

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