Anam Cara's Workshop Retreat Schedule is
now set for 2017
For more information about each of the
workshops as well as availability for individual retreats during the
rest of the year, please contact Sue at
29 April through 5 May: “When I Write, I find a Way to become Wise
About Myself,” a Proprioceptive Writing Workshop led by Ginny Keegan
20 through 26 May: "Painting The Beautiful Beara Peninsula of Ireland"
a watercolour workshop led by Evenlyn Dunphy
10 through 16 June: "The Mythic Imagination Creative Writing Workshop"
led by Adam Wyeth (adamwyeth.com)
5 through 11 August: "Lining Our Thoughts," a Poetry Workshop led by
19 through 25 August: "Explore Your Musical Self: A Creative Approach
to Songwriting" led by Caz Jeffreys (https://cazjeffreys.com/about/)
2 through 8 September: "The Art of Seeing: Mindfulness in
Photography," a Photography Workshop led by Katja Liedle
9 through 15 September: "The Art of the Short Story -- In Its Many
Guises" a Short Fiction Writing Workshop led by Vanessa Gebbie
28 October through 3 November: "A Celtic Retreat at Samhain -- Tthe
Celtic New Year" led by Mary Meighan (www.celticjourneys.com),
Step into the mystical imagination of the
Celtic Wisdom Tradition through Celtic Gatherings and guided retreat
time and visits to some sacred sites on the magnificent Beara
Imagination Creative Writing Workshop 10 through 16 June 2017
In this exciting and accessible new series of creative writing
workshops, Adam Wyeth (author of The Hidden World of Poetry:
Unravelling Celtic mythology in Contemporary Irish Poetry) will take
you on a journey through the great panoply of Celtic myth, revealing
how these ancient narratives and traditions are deeply intertwined
into the fabric of our daily lives.
Mythology and folklore is humanity attempting to explain the world to
itself. By understanding myth we tap into the deep root of the
personal and collective unconscious.As each generation re-visits these
tales, our personal and expanding lives offer fresh interpretations to
these age-old myths.
With this in mind, Adam has developed a series of unique poetry
exercises, showing the many ways in which we can interlace our writing
with Celtic references. Once you’ve unlocked the mythic imagination,
you’ll be shown how you can add your own 21stcentury twist to the rich
bedrock of Celtic heritage – finding new ways from the old ways to
enhance your work with hidden layers and depth.
You’ll explore many of Ireland's major traditional forms from Early
literature, Immrama, Dindsenchas to asiling, and look at themes of
metamorphosis, animal symbolism and lots more. We'll see how leading
Irish poets have used and transform these forms and then find exciting
ways to apply these ideas into your own work with inspirational
exercises and writing games. Adam will then offer personal feedback on
each piece written.
Expect to come out of the workshop with some great new work and a
deepened appreciation and awareness of poetry, myth, tradition and
These workshops are designed for writers of all levels of experience
and no knowledge of mythology is required. All you need is paper, pen
– and your imagination!