Fiction Writing Retreats | Workshops

Fiction
&
Autobiographical
Fiction Writing Retreat

Myth | Walking Sacred Sites
Inis Mór, Aran Islands, Co. Galway, Ireland
with
Author & Fiction Coach Irene Graham

If you want to write a publishable novel this is the workshop to find out how. You will return home invigorated, with a deep understanding and knowledge of story, motivated to complete your book.

Irene’s retreats are renowned by international writers, not only for her innovative techniques that show you how to focus, develop, create and write your stories…but for weaving inspiration and creativity into your writing journey through walking sacred sites, exploring myth and legends, and engaging in music and meaningful discussion.

Engage with island life as you unwind in this treasured landscape. Listen to the spoken word of Gaeilge (Irish). Stroll along the secluded white sandy beach. Cycle the laneways and discover hidden gems. Immerse your self in the raw beauty Inis Mór has to offer. Sleep in silence. Connect to story. Feed your imagination.

Come West and Write! Delve deep into an authentic Irish experience along the Wild Atlantic Way. Walk the ancient path with Irene, an Irish native… she’ll show you the way.

Gourmet food, luxurious private room and a memorable journey is assured.

Our Sept Fiction Retreat runs back to back with our Memoir Retreat, so you have the option to attend both.

 

 
The Workshop

Using right-brain/left brain learning techniques our aim is to trigger and deepen imaginative concepts, tap into life experiences, strengthen writing voice, shape characters, form setting, frame theme, create structure – and develop your story so that it hops off the page!

You will be encouraged to explore story in a genre of your choice, be it Literary Fiction, Science Fiction/Fantasy, Crime, Romance, Children’s, Popular Fiction, Dystopian…or to discover and find your genre as you progress through the workshop.

As part of the workshop and your writing experience, you will journey to sacred sites on Inis Mór Island, guided by a Celtic scholar, and learn of Irish myths and legends. You will connect to the soul of Inis Mór – with a history dating back to 3,000BC. So many legends. So many stories. It’s a feast for the imagination.

It’s mythical Ireland on your doorstep.

The workshop is open to new, emerging and established writers to:

  • create a short story
  • develop a novel
  • work on a current manuscript

You receive personal feedback on your story throughout the workshop.

Sept
2022

Sun 4 - Sat 10

Fiction & Autobiographical Fiction Writing Retreat
Inis Mór, Aran Islands, Co. Galway, Ireland
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How it Works

7-Day Retreat to immerse your brain in creativity while you unwind and relax in luxury and great company.

The retreat unfolds on Sun 4 Sept 2022 on Inis Mór Island. Your week is interspersed with daily writing workshops, guided walk to ancient sites (not hill climbing), private time to write, exploring island life, a special performance of Irish music (you might even dance a gig!), plus music in pubs, dinners in the best of restaurants, and of course shopping in quality Irish craft shops. You won’t want to leave!

The Fiction Retreat finishes on Sat 10 Sept 2022. You can also join our Memoir Writing Retreat that starts on Sun 11 Sept 2022. And in the meantime, take a trip to another of the Aran Islands, or Doolin, famous for the Cliffs of Moher or just stay on Inis Mór and enjoy some private time.  Ask for details.

Retreat includes:
*Fiction & Autobiographical Fiction Writing Workshop with Irene Graham
*Guided Walk to Sacred sites – Myths & Legends
*Special Tour of the Island – Remote spots!
*Unique Performance of Irish Music
*Private Bedroom en suite, per participant (no supplement fees)
*Home Cooked Breakfast each day
*3 x Lunches
*2 x Dinners
*Writing Journal

Food is of the highest standard: fresh, local, and includes organic dining when possible.

Fee: €1,725 euro

Discounts apply if you join this Retreat & Memoir Retreat W208

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Workshop Code: W207

Sept
2023

Tues 5 - Mon 11

Fiction & Autobiographical Fiction Writing Retreat
Inchydoney Island, Clonakilty, Co. Cork, Ireland
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How it Works

7-Day Retreat to immerse your brain in creativity while you unwind and relax in luxury and great company.

Limited to 8 participants.

The retreat unfolds on Tues 5 Sept 2023 in Inchydoney Island Lodge & Spa. Your week is interspersed with daily writing workshops, private time to write, time to walk the golden sandy beaches or regenerate your mind, body and soul in *Ireland’s Leading Spa.  Luxurious 4 Star Accommodation and fine dining is assured. Your balcony overlooks a golden sandy beach with invigorating sounds of lapping tides. You won’t want to leave!

The nearby small colourful country town of Clonakilty is filled with Irish pubs, music events, great restaurants, and the local farmers market on Fridays, all of which we will visit.

*The heated Seawater Therapy Pool, pumped daily from the Atlantic Ocean, provides a range of underwater jets plus bubble seats so you get a complete workout underwater!

Retreat includes:
*Fiction & Autobiographical Fiction Writing Workshop with Irene Graham
*Private Bedroom + Bathroom, luxury 4 Star accommodation
*Full or Continental Breakfast each morning in hotel main Dining Room *Tea/Coffee/Milk/Fruit Bowl in room upon arrival
*Full Access to: Seawater Therapy Pool/Jacuzzi/Steam Room/Spa
*2 x Lunches
*1 x Dinners
*Writing Journal

Food is of the highest standard: fresh, local, and includes organic dining when possible.

Only 8 lucky writers will experience this writing journey… in incredible surroundings and four-star luxury.

Fee: €2,250 euro

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Workshop Code: W211