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Activities at Atsitsa Bay, Greece

Your Story on the Page with DJ Connell

Sun 30 - Sun 6 Sep 2020

Breaking Through and Putting Your Story on the Page

This course is not about learning the right or wrong way of writing. It’s about getting into the flow and getting your story down because no one – no one – gets it right the first time. During the week, we will explore techniques for breaking through the obstacles that hold you back from writing the story you carry inside you. Through energetic discussion and exercises, you will become familiar with the writing process, learn practical skills and gain the confidence you need to give your ideas written form. Throughout, you will be guided and encouraged within a positive and supportive group environment. 

Key Benefits:


What's included at The Skyros Centre?

DJ's Masterclass is held at the Skyros Centre on Skyros island in Greece and runs for three hours per day. The price of £675 includes seven nights half board twin shared accommodation in the village or by the sea plus morning yoga and afternoon art with Stoney Parsons. Single upgrades are available. Chat through the website, call +44 (0)1983 86 55 66 or email holidays@skyros.com to discuss your requirements.

What's included in Atsitsa Bay?

DJ's course is held in Atsitsa Bay on Skyros island in Greece and is part of the wide range of courses and activities available. The holiday includes full board twin shared accommodation in an eco-hut. Single upgrades and twin shares in the house are available. Chat through the website, call +44 (0)1983 86 55 66 or email holidays@skyros.com to discuss your requirements.


About DJ Connell

DJ Connell was born in New Zealand and has lived and worked in various countries including Australia, Japan, France and the UK. She began her writing career as a newspaper journalist and also wrote for the international non-profit field and advertising before becoming a novelist.

Her first novel ‘Julian Corkle is a Filthy Liar’ was published in the UK by HarperCollins and was shortlisted for the Polari First Book Prize and the Not the Booker Prize. It was also published in France by Editions Belfond. Optioned by Sarah Radclyffe Productions and Macgowan Films, the novel was adapted for screen by Mark Herman, Jonathan Entwistle and Rachel Hirons. Production on the feature film (directed by MJ Delaney) is scheduled for 2019.

DJ Connell’s second novel ‘Sherry Cracker Gets Normal’ was also published by HarperCollins with foreign editions published in France and Germany by Editions Belfond and Rowohlt Verlag, respectively. 

DJ Connell recently moved from London to Sydney. Find out more about DJ Connell here: www.djconnell.com 

​What people say about DJ Connell and her courses:

Excellent writing class.

Fantastic teacher, joyful, relaxed ad determined to bring out the best in us all. She kept the group giving and exploring and working hard but for a good reason as she found gold in us all. 

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