George Mason University & The Creative Writer's Workshop: Application Deadline: Creative Writing Summer Abroad Program Ireland 2014


Mar 7 - Mar 8, 2014



CONTACT: Marie alice Arnold
PHONE: 703 993 2167

Earn 6 Semester Undergraduate or Graduate Credits in Ireland this summer! Application Deadline 7 March 2014. Open to non-George Mason Students. Live in a Castle in W.B. Yeats countryside in Sligo. Study on the Aran Islands. Explore Galway city. Be a part of Ireland's Listowel Writers' Festival in Kerry. Then complete your writing adventure in Dublin.

Applications are invited NOW!

Due by 7 March 2014

6 Semester Credits

Open to Graduate & Undergraduate Students

Non-George Mason Students

Non-Credit Seeking Writers may also apply

The Creative Writer’s Workshop Summer Abroad Program guides you through simple and fun right-brain/left-brain exercises, which draw upon your imagination as you learn the principles of story and express your creativity through writing fiction, memoir and autobiographical fiction.

The workshop focuses upon characterization, point of view, theme, plot, setting and structure. Memoir writing and myth, how to identify with one’s personal myth, and how to translate this aspect of life experience into story will also be studied. Upon completion, you will understand how characters are created, how to develop them, and learn techniques to imaginatively incorporate your characters into the structure of story.

You will also concentrate upon theme within story and learn how to weave and integrate life experiences into autobiographical fiction. Throughout the workshop, participants are welcome to develop a concept they have previously worked on, or use the workshop to access new writing concepts.

Program Dates: Sun 25 May to Mon 23 Jun 2014


Featured Writers Include:

IRENE GRAHAM, an inspirational Creative Writing Teacher, is the Founder of The Creative Writer's Workshop (1991) & The Memoir Writing Club. She is also Author of The Memoir Writing Workbook.

George Mason Faculty

Lisa Lister, Assistant Director of composition at George Mason, where she also teaches literature and creative writing classes.


Fiction, Creative nonfiction


West of Ireland and Dublin

The Creative Writer's Workshop

The Creative Writer's Workshop, established in 1991 by Irene Graham, provides residential writing programs in fiction and creative non-fiction at magnificent locations in the West of Ireland. We also provide a 16-week Write a Novel Course Online.

The Creative Writer's Workshop is also an established Faculty-Led, 3 and 6 Credit Creative Writing Study Abroad Program in Ireland. Enquiries: email us for details/references etc.

Using innovative right-brain/left-brain learning techniques to encourage creativity and imagination, we guide you through the development, structure and creation of story in fiction and creative non-fiction.

Our writing workshops include options of mythology, music, yoga and walking ancient sites and landscapes.

The Memoir Writing Club, our sister website, offers a 16-week Online Memoir Writing Course, with Workbook, Audio Tutorials and LIVE Interactive Writing Discussions throughout the course. Details: