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Creative Writing Courses & Workshops in Ireland 2013 (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 2013 Schedule



Dates
June 2013
Mon 10 to Fri 14

Co Galway

Residential

The Creative Writer’s Workshop: Fiction Writing 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 and walking ancient sites in the historical landscape of Inis Mór Island, the largest of the Aran Islands, off the West Coast of Galway.

This writing retreat is for the creative traveler and writer who want to discover and develop their writing skills as they source inner creativity and imagination through the medium of creative writing in this mythical landscape. The workshop is open to writers at any stage of the writing process.

Writers create and develop a short story throughout the workshop.  Workshop participants are welcome to develop a concept they have previously worked on, or use the workshop to access new writing concepts.

The Creative Writer’s Workshop guides you through simple and fun right-brain/left-brain writing exercises which 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.
The creative writing course and workshop is a proven success with international writers and will inspire you to think like a writer as you develop your abilities to write creatively.
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 entertainment at its best. 

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!

Be inspired…write your story!

Workshop includes:

  • Creative Writing Course with Irene Graham
  • Single Room en Suite for each participant
  • Island Transport
  • Pony Trap Ride
  • 3 x Lunches
  • 3 x Dinners
  • Writing Journal

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

Click here to Apply
Full details supplied upon Registration

Workshop Code: W143



Dates
Aug 2013
Mon 19 to Thurs 22

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 good food.

This four day writing retreat is for 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 welcome to develop a memoir they have previously worked 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
*Single Room en Suite for each participant
*3 x Lunches
*2 x Dinners
*Writing Journal
Workbooks will be distributed at start of workshop.

Limited to 15 Participants
Cost: €805 + Workbook €40
Total: €845 euro including Single Room
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

Click here to Apply
Full details supplied upon Registration

Workshop Code: W144

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