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Stavros Stavrou leading his Lyric Writing Workshop in Greek at Write CY, 19 March, 2016

Stavros Stavrou leading his Lyric Writing Workshop in Greek at Write CY, 19 March, 2016

At a point this morning at Stavros Stavrou's Lyric Writing Workshop at Write CY I heard the words χέρια...καλοκαίρια...χοιρομέρια drifting out of the classroom. If there's one thing that will drive me out of my office on a Saturday morning, it's a line like that.  

But Stavros hadn't lost his mind. It was all part of the lesson. The point was, sometimes form trumps meaning. There was a lot of laugher coming from that room and six happy new lyricists left at 1PM, when the diesel coffee we'd put up at 10 was finally wearing off.

Stavros is an incredibly talented, down-to-earth, gung-ho new addition to Write CY and we're looking forward to having him back soon, maybe for a workshop in English. The new writers I met this morning just made me grateful that I had a space where these things could happen. 

In the meantime, we're looking forward to next week when Kathy Kattashis sends over some of her work from last Saturday's Life Writing Workshop with Eleni Xenou.