The Creative Writer's Workshop: Memories into Memoir | Creative Writing Workshop & Retreat, Sligo, Ireland

Sligo, Ireland

Aug 25 - Aug 28, 2014


TUITION / COST:Fees include Single occupancy accommodation and meals, plus copy of The Memoir Writing Workbook
SCHOLARSHIP:None Available

CONTACT: Irene Graham
PHONE: 00353862523428

4 Days to relax in a 14th century castle in the heart of W.B. Yeats countryside. Tap into your well of memory, turn life experiences and ancestral history into engaging stories as you develop, focus and write your memoirs.

This creative writing course and retreat is for writers that want to tap into life experiences, ancestral history and write memoir, or to use those experiences to translate into Autobiographical Fiction.

The workshop is based on Irene’s workbook – The Memoir Writing Workbook, which is used as support material throughout the workshop. Writer's may work on memoirs currently in progress and receive feedback on their work throughout the workshop.

Using right-brain/left-brain exercises you develop and integrate significant life memories with narrative as you weave the elements of memoir within a creative structure.

It will be a time to discover and enhance your unique writing voice as you define your experiences and learn to write from the heart of personal understanding. You explore theme and subject and its associated meaning and learn how to focus your memoir. You will also discover how to use and incorporate your retrospective voice into your writings and how to engage with truth in the writing of creative non-fiction.

Be invigorated as you relax, eat gormet food, walk and write in this haven of old world charm in the heart of W.B Yeats countryside…and good company!

Optional Tour - W.B. Yeats Lake Isle of Innisfree!


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.


Creative nonfiction


Markree Castle

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: