Kazantzakis / Going Epic

Oct 27 - November 2, 2019

Workshop Leader: Robin McLean

Chania, Crete

Workshop locationOur workshop will be held on Evans Street in Chania. It is a renovated studio on the second floor of a 100 years old stone building in a local neighborhood on the edge of Old Town. Koum Kapi beach is 50 meters away and it is a 5-10 minute walk to the center of the Old city, the Venetian Port and all the other museums, restaurants and Lodging. See photos of our space below. Note Evans House with the red marking on the map. Our host has offered discounts on his other rental spaces attached to this beautiful building. See below for details.

The setting: Join us this fall to write on Crete, the largest of the Greek Islands and one with deep literary roots. it was first named in Ancient Greek in Homer's Odyssey. This is the birthplace of the myth of the Minotaur and his Labyrinth. though its hey day is long past, you can still explore traces of what was once the center of the sophisticated and literate Minoan civilization (2700 - 1400 BCE). The island was later conquered by a series of invading empires, from the Romans to the Nazis, and remnants of these histories are evident here too.  It is still a place of great historic, mythic and imaginative power, but these days Cretan life might be a bit tamer. a visitor to the old port city of Chania enjoys the bright Mediterranean sun, meandering old streets to the ancient city wall, colorful and bustling markets, ancient ruins, the incredibly warm and friendly locals. (the food is great too). Kick back for sunset at one of the many open-air cafes on the limani. Imagine Zorba doing a dance of Joyful life on the water's edge. (They made the film Zorba the Greek here in Chania in 1964.) In short, we are transported! Perfect: Our workshop will be held near the water in Old town and in walking distance of all the museums, archeological sites, shops, hotels, markets, etc.


Kafka / I Can't Do That! (Or can  I?)

November 3 - 9, 2019

Workshop Leader: Robin McLean

Prague, Czech Republic

Workshop Location: We will gather Monday - friday in a cozy renovated 600 year old attic located right next to the palace of the Archbishop Quidobald Thun. See photos of the space below the workshop description.

The Setting: Come to an ancient city of 1,000 spires and roam the same cobblestone streets that Kafka walked a century ago. Our base lies in the Lesser Quarter, beneath the iconic Prague Castle, just a short walk away from the 14th century Charles Bridge. Untouched by the wars, it has sprung to life in the 30 years since the Soviet Union collapsed. Today, this energetic, magical city has an endless offering of cultural and culinary opportunities, so you can see the classic tourist sights and sounds by day and still check out the city's alternative, edgy nightlife. 

Our workshop space near Prague Castle is a 1400 Century renovated attic in Lesser Town.

Mailing address:

PO Box 847

Eureka, NV 89316

Physical address:

3350 Ike's Canyon Road

Manhattan, NV 89022