Photography and Creative Writing

Do the photos tell stories?

Animator: Stavros Grosdos, PhD in Audiovisual Literacy and Creative Writing in Education, scientific associate and head of educational programs of the Chania Film Festival.

Workshop Day: Sunday 23 October 2022

Time: 10:00 – 13:00

Duration: 3 hours

Place of Implementation: Cultural Center of Chania

It is addressed to teachers, parents, workshop animators, students, those who love photography

A certificate of participation will be given


Workshop Description

A photograph not only contains narrative elements, but also has a narrative ability, which "pushes" the viewer not to limit himself to what he seems, but to extend space and time beyond the photographic frame. The workshop participants play this fantastic game, making up stories by looking at a photo. They bring the silent world of photography to life by invading the frame. They project fantasies, experiences, memories, everything that interests and touches. Then they create, writing stories. They acquire narrative writing skills with creative characteristics based on the content of their photographs (creative writing).

Short CV

Stavros Grosdos holds a PhD in Audiovisual Literacy and Creative Writing in Education (School of Education of the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki), with postgraduate studies in Language Education. She worked as a School Advisor in Primary Education (2007-2018). He has taught, as an external collaborator, in the Postgraduate Programs of the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki and the University of Western Macedonia. His research interests revolve around issues of language teaching, art teaching, creative writing and audiovisual literacy. He has presented at conferences and published numerous articles in scientific journals. He is a scientific associate of the Chania Film Festival in the field of educational and educational programs.
His books: The Festival of Colors (1996), Creative Colored Games (1998), Language and Art (2003), The Stranger, the Other, the Different: Is It Me? (2005), Reading Games and Reading Animations (2011), Creativity and Creative Writing. From child secretary to child text creator (2014), Image and Creative Writing (2017), Cinema and Creative Writing. Film literacy courses (2018).