Creative Writing Courses & Workshops in Ireland 2013
Irene's inspired instruction will unlock
The Creative Writer's Workshop - Irene Graham
the creative voice of even the most inexperienced writer
- Martha Rochelle, USA
Summer 2013 Schedule
Mon 19 to Thurs 22
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!
*Writing Workshop with Irene Graham
*Copy of The Memoir Writing Workbook
*Single Room en Suite for each participant
*3 x Lunches
*2 x Dinners
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
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Full details supplied upon Registration