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Memoir Writing Retreats

Memoir Writing Retreat

Memories into Memoir Writing Retreat | In Person
Myth | Walking Sacred Sites
Inis Mór, Aran Islands, Galway, Ireland
with
Author & Memoir Coach Irene Graham

If you want to write your story, this is the workshop to find out how. You will complete the retreat 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.

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

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.

 
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 a copy of at the retreat.

Sept
2022

Sun 11 - Fri 16

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 11 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!

You may like to also join our Fiction Retreat that starts on Inis Mór Island the week prior, on Sun 4 Sept 2022, 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 Walk 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: €1,595 euro

Discounts apply if you join this Retreat & Fiction Retreat W207

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Workshop Code: W208

May/Jun
2023

Sun 28 - Fri 2

Memories into Memoir Writing Retreat
Inchydoney Island Lodge & Spa, Clonakilty, Co. Cork, Ireland
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6-Day Retreat to immerse your soul and mind in your story, while you unwind and relax in luxury and great company.

Limited to 8 participants.

The retreat unfolds on Sun 28 May 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 body, mind 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, 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:

*Memoir Writing Workshop with Irene Graham
*Copy – The Memoir Writing Workbook by 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: €2045 euro

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Workshop Code: W210