Fiction Writing Retreats | Workshops

Fiction
&
Autobiographical
Fiction Writing Retreat

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

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.

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

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.

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’s ready to hop 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.

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.

July
2019

Sun 14 - Sun 21

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

Start your Fiction & Autobiographical Fiction journey on Inis Mór Island, walk sacred sites, learn of myth and legends. Create, develop and write your novel. Journey onto Doolin in Co. Clare to explore The Burren – a geological wonder with unique botanical richness. Complete your day by engaging with Irish musicians in old Irish pubs.

Retreat includes:

  • Fiction & Autobiographical Fiction Workshop with Irene Graham
  • Guided Walks to sacred sites
  • Special Tour of the island – remote spots!
  • Bedroom en suite, per participant, on Inis Mor & Doolin (7 x nights)
  • Breakfast each day
  • 3 x Lunches
  • 3 x Dinners
  • Writing Journal

Fee: €1,650 euro

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Workshop Code: W183

Sept
2019

Sun 1 to Sun 8

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

Your writing journey is flexible. You have the choice of attending this Fiction Writing Retreat and also attending our Memoir Writing Retreat, starting on Fri 6  Sept 2019, doing both Retreats back to back.

Start your Fiction Writing journey on Sun 1 Sept on Inis Mór Island, walk ancient sites, learn of myth and legends. Focus, develop and write your novel. Journey on to Doolin in Co. Clare on Fri 6 Sept to explore The Burren – a geological wonder with unique botanical richness. Complete your week by engaging with Irish musicians in a Private Music Evening. Meet, laugh and have fun with the writers from our Memoir Retreat. Perhaps you would like to join that retreat and return to Inis Mór to write your Memoir? Or leave the retreat at the end of your Doolin adventure.

Retreat includes:

  • Fiction & Autobiographical Fiction Workshop with Irene Graham
  • Guided Walks to sacred sites
  • Special Tour of the island – remote spots!
  • Bedroom en suite, per participant, on Inis Mór
  • Shared Room in Doolin (2 nights)*
  • Private Music Evening with renowned Irish Musicians + snacks & wine
  • Pony Trap Ride
  • Breakfast each day
  • 3 x Lunches
  • 2 x Dinners
  • Writing Journal

Fee: €1,550 euro

Discounts apply if you join this Retreat & Memoir Retreat W186
*Private Rooms available, supplement applies – request details

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Workshop Code: W185

FICTION WRITING WORKSHOPS

Work-in-Progress - Fiction

WIP Intensive | Private Story Sessions
Ballyvaughan, Co. Clare, Ireland
with
Book Writing Coach & Author Irene Graham

If you want to polish and complete your novel, dig deeper into the language of story and move your story forwards, then Irene’s Work-in-Progress Workshop is for you.

Focus on your Novel, immerse yourself in your story and engage in:

  • Private Story Sessions with Irene
  • Group Writing Workshops
  • Supportive Writing Discussions
  • Private Time to Write

Luxurious private room with writing desk, gourmet food and special individual attention is assured.

The workshop is open to advanced and emerging writers.

Jun
2019

Sat 22 - Sat 29

Work-in-Progress: Fiction
Ballyvaughan, Co. Clare, Ireland
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How it Works

Your Work-in-Progress writing week is set on Ireland’s Wild Atlantic Way in the attractive coastal village of Ballyvaughan, 1.5 hours south of Galway City.  Your private accommodation is situated at the edge of a nature trail in the extraordinary Burren landscape, just great for walks to clear the brain. We will also take time out for an exploratory adventure in The Burren to rejuvenate your soul and learn more of mythical Ireland.

Your writing week is scheduled so to allow for a mix of deep thought and writing, with time for play and exploration.

Workshop includes:

  • Private Story Sessions with Irene
  • The Language of Story Workshop with Irene
  • Daily in-depth Writing Discussions
  • Private Time to Write
  • Bedroom en-suite, per participant, with writing desk
  • Breakfast each day
  • 3 x Lunches
  • 2 x Dinners
  • Writing Journal

Limited to 8 participants

Fee: €1,650 euro

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Workshop Code: W182