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The Anam Cara Writer’s and Artist’s Retreat offers one-week to one-month residencies year-round to poets, fiction writers, creative nonfiction writers, and other artists 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 $791 to $922), 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: A Poetry Writing Workshop,” taught by Leanne O’Sullivan, will be held from July 20 to July 27; “Writing with Fire: Creating Works That Rivet Your Readers,” taught by David Hazard, will be held from August 10 to August 17. The cost of tuition is €1,000 (approximately $1,318), or €900 (approximately $1,186) if booked two months prior to the selected workshop, which includes lodging and meals. Registration is first come, first served.
One award of either a weeklong individual residency or a workshop retreat is offered annually to a fiction writer. Submit a story of up to 500 words by June 16. There is no entry fee. Send an SASE, call, e-mail, or visit the website for more information.
Anam Cara Writer’s and Artist’s Retreat, Eyeries, Beara, West Cork, Ireland. 011 353 02 77 44 41. Sue Booth-Forbes, Director.