Memoir Writing Retreats | Workshops

Memories into Memoir
Memoir Writing Retreat

A Special Week - LIVE RETREAT ONLINE!

LIVE Memoir Writing Retreat Online with
Book Writing Coach & Author Irene Graham

As we are unable to invite you to Ireland and Inis Mór Island at this time, we decided to bring our Sept 2020 Writing Retreat to you – LIVE Online! With over 10 years experience in facilitating LIVE workshops – this is not a new concept to Irene.

If you want to write your story, this is the workshop to find out how. You will complete the week rejuvenated, knowing how to turn your memories into story, and how to write a compelling memoir.

Irene’s Memoir Retreat provides a creative space to define your experiences and write your memoir from the core of personal understanding. It is a time to connect to the heart of your story.

Connect to story. Feed your inner world.

Breathe safe. Stay Home and Write!

This special week of writing offers many opportunities to make a deeper connection to your creative spirit.

Limited to 9 participants.

See other details below for our 2021 Retreats.

 
The Workshop

Using innovative right-brain/left-brain learning techniques you will trigger, develop and translate your life experiences into story as you learn creative structure.

It will be a time to discover and enhance your unique writing voice, explore theme and subject and its associated meaning as you learn how to focus your memoir. You will also discover how to engage with truth in the writing of creative non-fiction.

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

  • create a short memoir
  • develop a full-length memoir
  • work on a current manuscript

You receive personal feedback on your story throughout the workshop.

The workshop is based on Irene’s workbook – The Memoir Writing Workbook, which you receive via post.

Sept
2020

Mon 14 - Fri 18

Memories into Memoir Writing Retreat
LIVE Online
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How it Works

5-Day Retreat to immerse your soul and mind in your story, in the company of international writers.

Each day, over a two hour period, using right-brain, left-brain writing techniques and exercises you will uncover your story and dig deep into the art of writing memoir. Throughout the week you will develop and write a short memoir, or continue developing your full length memoir, if you have already started it.

Retreat includes:
*Memoir Workshop with Irene Graham
*Copy of The Memoir Writing Workbook by Irene Graham

Fee: €495 euro

Limited to 9 Participants.

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Workshop Code: W193

May/June
2021

Sun 30 - Fri 4

Memories into Memoir Writing Retreat
Inis Mór, Aran Islands, Galway, Ireland
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How it Works

6-Day Retreat to immerse your soul and mind in your story, while you unwind and relax in luxury and great company.

The retreat unfolds on Sun 30 May 2021 on Inis Mór Island. Your week is interspersed with daily writing workshops, guided walks to ancient sites (not hill climbing), private time to write, exploring island life, special performance of Irish music…you may be even asked to dance a gig!), Irish music in pubs, dinners in the best of restaurants, and of course shopping in quality Irish craft shops. You won’t want to leave!

Retreat includes:
*Memoir Workshop with Irene Graham
*Copy of The Memoir Writing Workbook by Irene Graham
*Guided Walks to sacred sites – Myths & Legends
*Unique Performance of Irish Music
*Bedroom en suite, per participant (no supplement fees)
*Home Cooked Breakfast each day
*2 x Lunches
*2 x Dinners
*Writing Journal

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

Fee: €1,425 euro

 

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Workshop Code: W196

Sept
2021

Sun 12 - Fri 17

Memories into Memoir Writing Retreat
Inis Mór, Aran Islands, Galway, Ireland
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How it Works

6-Day Retreat to immerse your soul and mind in your story, while you unwind and relax in luxury and great company.

The retreat unfolds on Sun 12 Sept 2021 on Inis Mór Island. Your week is interspersed with daily writing workshops, guided walks 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!

You may like to also join our Fiction Retreat that starts on Inis Mór Island the week prior, on Sun 5 Sept 2021, and engage in both workshops back to back – with a one-night break in between – where you could explore 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:
*Memoir Workshop with Irene Graham
*Copy of The Memoir Writing Workbook by Irene Graham
*Guided Walks to sacred sites – Myths & Legends
*Special Tour of the Island – Remote spots!
*Unique Performance of Irish Music
*Bedroom en suite, per participant (no supplement fees)
*Home Cooked Breakfast each day
*2 x Lunches
*2 x Dinners
*Writing Journal

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

Fee: €1,525 euro

Discounts apply if you join this Retreat & Fiction Retreat W199

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Workshop Code: W200

MEMOIR WRITING MASTERCLASS

Memoir Writing Masterclass - Work-in-Progress

Memoir Writing Masterclass | Work-in-Progress | Private Story Sessions
Inchydoney Island, Clonakilty, Co. Cork, Ireland
with
Book Writing Coach & Author Irene Graham

Let the golden beaches of Inchydoney Island and the breeze from the Wild Atlantic be your muse.

Your writing week is scheduled to allow for a mix of deep thought, writing workshops, workshopping your manuscript, and time for play, exploration and relaxation.

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

  • Private 1-on-1 Story Sessions with Irene G.
  • Writing Masterclasses
  • Reading + Workshoppping of Manuscripts
  • Supportive Writing Discussions
  • Private Time to Write

Participants receive Private one-on-one feedback on their memoir –  prior, during and post retreat.

This will enable:

  • focused manuscript development during the retreat
  • mentoring of current work in the retreat
  • private feedback on your memoir and writing after the retreat

If you want to polish and complete your memoir, dig deeper into the language of story, workshop your manuscript with guided feedback, and move your story forwards, then Irene’s Work-in-Progress Masterclass is for you.

Luxurious accommodation. Private bed and bathroom. Ocean view.  Seawater Therapy Pool. Spa. Full Gym. Beach walks. Gourmet food. Special individual attention is assured.

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

Jun
2021

Sat 19 - Sat 25

Work-in-Progress Mastereclass: Memoir
Inchydoney Island, Clonakilty, Co. Cork, Ireland
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How it Works

Your 7-day Work-in-Progress Masterclass is set on Ireland’s Wild Atlantic Way on Inchydoney Island, which is accessible by a causeway from the mainland.

Famed for its extraordinary beauty and golden sandy beaches, this location provides all that is dreamed of in a writing vacation.

Walk the beaches. Luxuriate in the Seawater Therapy Pool. Kick back and enjoy Thalassotherapy Treatments. Eat high quality food – organic a speciality.

And spend your nights either writing, or enjoying local entertainment in the small colourful village of Clonakilty, just 7 minutes away.

Workshop includes:

  • 3 x Private Story Sessions with Irene (pre/during/post retreat)
  • Writing Masterclasses
  • Reading + Workshoppping of Manuscripts
  • Daily in-depth Writing Discussions
  • Private Time to Write
  • Private Bedroom + Bathroom, luxury accommodation
  • Access to: Seawater Treatment Pool/Jacuzzi/Steam Room/Full Gym
  • Full Breakfast each day
  • Private Transport from Cork City to Inchydoney Island – return
  • 2 x Lunches
  • 2 x Dinners
  • Writing Journal

Limited to 8 participants

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

Fee: €1,850 euro

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Workshop Code: W197