Creative Writing

5-day course from 5th-9th July 2010.

5th-9th July 2010

This is an intensive four-day workshop in all forms of imaginative writing—poetry, prose, and performance. We will meet each afternoon and there will be individual conferences as well. It would be desirable if you can send a piece of work ahead of time to Fanny Howe, so she can be prepared to meet with you soon after your arrival.

Former participants are most welcome. Some have continued to work with Ms. Howe during the year by mail, and this will a remain a possibility for those who come this year. We hope to have two of the monks from Glenstal, as in the past, leading discussions and helping you with your writing, so you will have plenty of attention (and fun)! The environment of the Abbey is truly conducive to meditative time, embarking on new work, and to re-visioning writing you have already done.

Fanny Howe is a novelist, poet and essayist who has won several awards for her books. These include The Winter Sun, The Wedding Dress, The Lyrics, Selected Poems and Gone. She has had a Guggenheim Fellowship for her prose and an American Academy of Arts and Letters Award for her poetry. Her mother was the Irish dramatist and novelist Mary Manning. She has taught for many years and is a frequent visitor to Ireland and Glenstal in particular.


€350 for course and lunch each day.

Limited accommodation available in the monastery guesthouse (all rooms en suite).

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