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Creative Writing Courses Ireland 2014 (Archive)
The Creative Writer’s Workshop – Irene Graham

Irene's inspired instruction will unlock
the creative voice of even the most inexperienced writer
- Martha Rochelle, USA

Summer 2014 Schedule

Dates
Aug 2014
Mon 25 to Thurs 28

Co Sligo

Residential



The Creative Writer's Workshop: Memories into Memoir Writing Course & Retreat in Markree Castle, Co. Sligo, Ireland

Based upon The Memoir Writing Workbook with Author Irene Graham

Markree Castle, Collooney, Co. Sligo

4 day Memoir Writing Course and Retreat in a 14th Century Castle set in the heart of W.B. Yeats countryside amidst 500 acres of secluded woodlands and gardens. Lovingly restored by its owners Markree Castle is the perfect writer’s haven offering peace, relaxation and great food – extraordinaire!

This four day writing retreat is for the writer that wants to tap into life experiences and ancestral history to write memoir, or to use those experiences to translate into fiction. The workshop is based on Irene’s workbook – The Memoir Writing Workbook, which is used as support material throughout the workshop. The workshop is open to writers at any stage of the writing process.

Writers create and develop a short memoir throughout the workshop. Workshop participants are also welcome to develop a memoir they are currently working on.

Using right-brain/left-brain writing exercises you will develop and integrate significant life memories and family history with narrative as you weave the elements of memoir writing within a creative structure.

It will be a time to discover and enhance your unique writing voice as you define your experiences and learn to write from the heart of personal understanding. You will explore theme and subject and its associated meaning as you learn how to focus your memoir. You will discover how to use and incorporate your retrospective voice into your writing and how to engage with truth in the writing of creative non-fiction.

You will be invigorated as you relax, walk and write in this haven of old world charm…in great company!

Workshop includes:
*Writing Workshop with Irene Graham
*Copy of The Memoir Writing Workbook
*Bedroom en suite, per participant
*3 x Lunches
*2 x Dinners
*Writing Journal
Workbooks will be distributed at start of workshop.

Also available: Optional Tour of W.B. Yeats Countryside – Lake Isle of Innisfree. Details upon application.

Limited to 15 Participants
Cost: €835 + Workbook €40 euro
Total: €875 euro including Single Room en suite
Note: Participant Partners are welcome to share the Markree Castle experience – without partaking in the Writing Workshop.
ie: Accommodation (sharing room with partner)
:Meals as outlined
At a rate of €295 euro extra for 2nd person

Discounts apply if you join Fiction Workshop W151 and this workshop. Details upon application.

Click here to Apply

Workshop Code: W150

Dates
Sept 2014
Mon 1 to Fri 5

Co Galway

Residential

Walking Guide:
Dara Ó Maoildhia



The Creative Writer’s Workshop: Fiction Writing | Myth | Walking on Inis Mór, Aran Islands, Co. Galway, Ireland

with Author Irene Graham

Kilmurvey House, near Dun Aengus, Inis Mór Island, Aran Islands, Co. Galway

5 Day Creative Writing Course and Retreat - writing fiction, uncovering myth, walking ancient sites and eating gastronomic delights as you absorb the historical landscape of Inis Mór Island, off the West Coast of Galway.

This writing retreat is for the creative traveler and writer seeking to discover and develop writing skills, inner creativity and imagination as you experience the hidden depths of this mythical landscape.

Writers create and develop a short story throughout the workshop. Workshop participants are also welcome to develop a concept they are currently working on, or use this workshop to access new writing concepts. You receive feedback on your story throughout the workshop.

Writer’s are encouraged to connect with their personal myth, through story, and are guided through various exercises to explore this aspect of their writing journey.

Throughout the workshop the group also engage in inspiring walks to ancient sites on the island. Magical moments that always inspire!

The Creative Writer’s Workshop guides you through simple and fun right-brain/left-brain learning techniques and writing exercises that draw upon your imagination as you learn how to create story and express your creativity through writing creative fiction. The workshop focuses upon Characterisation, POV (Point of View), Theme, Plot, Setting and Structure.

You will understand how characters are created, how to develop them and learn techniques to imaginatively incorporate them into the structure of story. You will also learn the importance of Theme within story and how to integrate this aspect into premise for story development.

This creative writing course and workshop is a proven success with international writers. It inspires you to delve deeper into your creativity and abilities to write story.

You will be enthralled by daily walks to mythical sites and be touched by the raw beauty of this ancient landscape.

You will also delight in a pony trap ride across the island and mix with locals and musicians as you enjoy island life and Irish entertainment.

Kilmurvey House, an 18th century stone built Guest House, is situated within the grounds of the ancient Fort of Dun Aengus, a few minutes walking distance from sandy Kilmurvey beach. Offering peace and tranquility, Kilmurvey House provides excellent food, character and luxury in old world charm – a haven for any writer.

This is a rare opportunity to source inspiration, write creative fiction, eat great food, walk magnificent terrain, sleep well and enjoy island life – in great company – a slice of old Ireland at its best!

Be inspired…write your story!

Workshop includes:
*Fiction Writing Course with Irene Graham
*Guided Walks to ancient sites
*Special Tour of the island – remote spots!
*Bedroom en suite, per participant
*Island Transport
*Pony Trap Ride
*3 x Lunches
*3 x Dinners
*Writing Journal

Limited to 15 Participants
Cost: €995 euro including Single Room en suite
Note: Participant Partners are welcome to share this island experience – without partaking in the Writing Workshop.
ie: Accommodation (sharing room with partner)
:Island Walks
:Meals as outlined
:Transport & Pony Trap Ride
At a rate of €495 euro extra for 2nd person

Discounts apply if you join Memoir Workshop W150 and this workshop. Details upon application.

Click here to Apply

Workshop Code: W151

Walks and visits to ancient sites on the island are guided by Dara Ó Maoildhia, a Celtic scholar living on Inis Mór. Dara is author of the Guide Book to Inis Mór Legends in the Landscape.


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