Clonbur Writers Weekend

Clonbur Writers Weekend


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All Saints Heritage Centre


F12 H9R2 Clonbur


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Three days of workshops, readings, and community for emerging and experienced writers.

About this event

All Saints Heritage Centre (Clonbur, Ireland) and Fly on the Wall Press are pleased to announce the first annual Clonbur Writers Weekend. This participative event includes workshops, readings, advice from publishing industry insiders, a writing competition, and guided plein air writing activities in the stunningly rich outdoor amenities of the Clonbur surrounds.

  • Wine and Cheese social evening launches the weekend. Published authors, the community at large, and publishers can mingle and exchange insights and observations
  • 2 lectures by Isabelle Kenyon, publisher at Fly on the Wall Press, and owner of Kenyon Author Service
  • 6 workshops, each led by a published author
  • Plein Air writing experience led by Patricia Walsh, Director Petersburg Outdoor Education Centre, and poets Kathryn Slattery and Attracta Fahy

The weekend is designed to support the needs of both emerging writers and more experienced writers. The workshops go beyond the core craft of writing itself to teaching how to locate a mentor, find publishing opportunities, work with editors and publishing house staff, structures and norms in writing support groups, and other topics useful to those in the writing life.

As a socially conscious and actively inclusive event, the workshops are led by members of communities of color, LGBT, young, and older writers, Lone Parent, and Non-Nationals with an eye toward supporting emerging writers of these valuable but often marginalized communities.

Event Schedule

Friday 22 July

7:00 PM Clonbur Writers Weekend Wine & Cheese Welcome

Hosts: Mary Beth Lee, Kathryn Slattery

Saturday 23 July

9:00 AM Mentoring and Development Opportunities for Emerging Writers Isabelle Kenyon

11:00 AM Writing and Mental Health Colin Dardis

1:00 PM The Uncanny in Nature – A short Story Workshop Katie Oliver

3:00 PM Poetry (Un)Common, Sree Sen and Maeve McKenna

7:30 PM Readings

Sree Sen, Anne Walsh Donnelly, Maeve McKenna , Attracta Fahy

8:00 PM Clonbur Writers Weekend Poetry and Short Story Competition Winners Announced - Isabelle Kenyon

Sunday 24 July

9:30 AM Lough Coolin Guided Plein Air Writing & Walking Experience

Trish Walsh, Kathryn Slattery, Attracta Fahy

1:30 PM Approaching a Publisher Isabelle Kenyon

Interested in entering the Lough Corrib Short Story Competition or the Lough Mask Poetry Competition? Information here:

Lough Corrib Short Story Competition

Lough Mask Poetry Competition

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