A Writing Retreat in Deep Ireland
Inhabiting our Memories
Come explore an ancient landscape peopled with stories to connect with your own stories.
Travel to the Anam Cara Writers’ Retreat in colorful Eyeries village on the scenic Beara Peninsula in order to coax your own stories, your own memories, onto the page. This one-week writing retreat will involve class sessions, independent writing time, and opportunities to immerse yourself in local culture. We will explore evocative places—labynrths, ruins, villages, a mine—in order to excavate our own memories in the form of poetry or nonfiction prose. This retreat will led by Kaia Sand, a poet who most recently authored Remember to Wave, and Meg Eberle, a journalist who specializes in biographical writing. No writing experience is necessary. Check back for more information soon. This workshop will be scheduled for a week in June 2013.
About the instructors
photographs taken in Allihies on the Beara Peninsula :
Meg Eberle is a journalist who specializes in biographical writing. A former reporter with the Portland Oregonian, St. Paul Pioneer Press and the Albany Democrat-Herald, newspapers, she has written and edited several personal histories. She recently collaborated with her mother on Good Timber, a memoir of her mother?s childhood. As a reporter and feature writer, Eberle interviewed and profiled hundreds of people. She specialized in researching personal and historical details to round out the profiles, honing her investigative skills. Eberle is dedicated to documenting stories of person and place for future generations. She is currently researching the history of her circa 1932 English home in Northeast Portland.
Kaia Sand most recently authored Remember to Wave (Tinfish Press 2010), a poetry & essay collection that investigates the political history of land surrounding the Portland Expo Center. She led a number of community walks based on this project. A member of PEN American Center, Sand is also the author of the poetry collection interval (Edge Books 2004), awarded Small Press Traffic Book of the Year, and co-author with Jules Boykoff of Landscapes of Dissent (Palm Press 2008). Primarily a poet, Sand works across genres and media, and more of her projects are described at kaiasand.net. She has been awarded two project grants from the Regional Arts and Culture Council. Kaia Sand teaches poetry and writing courses at Pacific University, and she and team-taught with Michael Glaser poetry workshops in Oxford and Grasmere, England for St. Mary’s College of Maryland.
Includes workshop and accompanying tours, meals and lodging at Anam Cara Writers Retreat or nearby Bed & Breakfast.