Anam Cara Writer's and Artist's Retreat

Posted 2.4.10

West Cork,
Event Date: 
January 1, 2099
Application Deadline: 
Rolling Admissions

The Anam Cara Writer’s and Artist’s Retreat offers one-week to one-month residencies year-round to poets, fiction writers, and creative nonfiction writers in West Cork, Ireland, overlooking Coulagh Bay and the mountains and farmlands of the Beara Peninsula. Residents are provided with a private room and all meals. The weekly residency fee ranges from €600 to €700 (approximately $678 to $791), depending on the room. Submit a one-paragraph project description. Applications are accepted on a rolling basis. Upon acceptance, a 50 percent deposit is required.

Anam Cara also offers weeklong workshop-based retreats. Lining Our Thoughts, taught by poet Leanne O’Sullivan, was held from July 4 to July 11; Once Upon a Time: Rediscover Your Creative Freedom, taught by fiction writer Vanessa Gebbie, was held from August 1 to August 8; Whose Story Is It Anyway?, taught by poet and fiction writer Geraldine Mills, was held from September 5 to September 12; and Singing Over the Bones, taught by fiction and nonfiction writer Sharon Blackie, was held from October 11 to October 16. The cost of each workshop retreat was €900 (approximately $1,017), which included tuition, lodging, and meals. Registration was first come, first served. Send an SASE, e-mail, or visit the website for more information.

Contact Information: 

Anam Cara Writer’s and Artist’s Retreat, Eyeries, Beara, Co. Cork, Ireland. Sue Booth-Forbes, Director.