Participants will study and write amidst a fun and dynamic collective spark, and in a magnificent castle no less. Your time is now. Take the leap. Other writers teaching at the conference include: Robert Olen Butler, Jane Smiley; Edward Humes, and more. Just think of all that creative energy gathered under one majestic and historic roof amidst one of the most beautiful landscapes on earth. Come. Join me in Lismore. We will do great things together.
Over the past decade, I’ve previously lectured and taught in private workshops and at Books Passage, Inc.; San Francisco Writers’ Grotto; and the Cork Int’l Short Story Festival. Going forward, I will also lecture on revision in the MFA program at San Francisco State University. To register for the “Brilliance of Brevity” workshop please email Nancy Gerbault at abroadwriters at yahoo.com. Workshop cost is $200 (€150 euros and £125 British Pounds STG). In addition to accommodations in the Castle and in the town’s hotels and B&Bs, affordable housing in Lismore and its environs is also available and again email Nancy at abroadwriters at yahoo.com for details.
Lismore is an idyllic heritage town located in picturesque County Waterford. Lismore Castle and its spectacular gardens are situated in Blackwater Valley and overlook Blackwater River, rolling wooded hills, and the Knockmealdown Mountains. The gardens, laid out over eight acres within the Castle walls, are believed to be the oldest in Ireland and retain much of their original Jacobean form. Originally built in 1185 by King John, Lismore Castle was owned by Sir Walter Raleigh and later Richard Boyle, First Earl of Cork, before passing to the Fourth Duke of Devonshire in 1753. In recent years, the Castle has been lovingly and extensively upgraded by successive Dukes while retaining the Castle’s historic charm and beauty.
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