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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 $835 to $974), 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. Writing with Fire, taught by nonfiction writer David Hazard, was held from May 10 to May 16; Transforming Your Memories into Life Stories, taught by novelist Solveig Eggerz, was held from June 7 to June 13; and Place and Time as Subject or Inspiration, taught by poet Bernard O’Donoghue, will be held from October 11 to October 17. The cost of tuition is €1,000 (approximately $1,391), or €900 (approximately $1,252) 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, Co. Cork, Ireland. Sue Booth-Forbes, Director.