The 2024 Oxbelly Writers Retreat will be held from June 22-30 in Costa Navarino, Greece. Screenwriters, episodic writers and literary fiction writers invited to apply by the January 19 deadline.

Oxbelly is a Greek non-profit founded by producer and Faliro House founder Christos V. Konstantakopoulos. The Oxbelly Retreat is an annual gathering of international storytellers, dedicated to the exchange of ideas, deepening of craft, and broadening of artistic horizons through intercultural dialogue. It is supported by Faliro House, the Captain Vassilis & Carmen Constantakopoulos Foundation and Costa Navarino.

In 2024, the Oxbelly Retreat includes programs for writers working in film, television, and literature to workshop their writing and to engage in dialogue across mediums. Each program is led by established writers in their respective fields.

The Fiction Writers program is led by Nigerian writer Chigozie Obioma and supports 10 emerging fiction writers committed to elevating their craft, strengthening their literary voice, and contributing to intercultural dialogues around storytelling. The program will consist of a series of workshops led by a faculty of acclaimed writers as well as time to write in the scenic and peaceful atmosphere of Costa Navarino.

The Screenwriters program, led by Nicole Perlman, supports 8 screenwriters developing their second features who seek to strengthen their craft and push the boundaries of their unique cinematic voice. The program consists of one-on-one sessions with screenwriter advisors and craft sessions with experienced writer, director and producer advisors.

The Episodic Writers program, led by Jörg Winger with program advisor Jen Blake, brings together 8 promising writers developing their first original series who are interested in utilizing the collaborative format of a writers’ room to advance their pilot scripts. The program consists of a series of workshops led by experienced screenwriters and showrunners, providing an environment for experimentation and exploration of the episodic medium.

There is no cost to apply and all expenses for fellows are covered. So, we highly recommend you apply before the deadline!

Deadline: January 19, 2024.

Apply here.