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Temporarily closed due to the pandemic

Hello and thank you for your interest in retreating to Anam Cara. From where I sit in my cocoon, it seems that the best we can do at the moment is wait each day to see what the latest developments and instructions are. Because of that, I think we will have to postpone booking retreats until we can find a time that will work safely for everybody. Right now, it sounds like none of us should be going too far from home as well as we should still be spending as little time as possible in close proximity to others. Please let me know how best to reach you, and I'll be in touch as soon as it will be safe to open the retreat for residencies and workshops. In the meantime, I send my best wishes for your safety and good health, Sue

Sue Booth-Forbes, Director
Anam Cara Writer's and Artist's Retreat

The Mythic Imagination: A Creative Writing Workshop

In this exciting and accessible new series of creative writing workshops, Adam Wyeth (author of The Hidden World of Poetry: Unravelling Celtic mythology in Contemporary Irish Poetry) will take you on a journey through the great panoply of Celtic myth, revealing how these ancient narratives and traditions are deeply intertwined into the fabric of our daily lives.

Adam has developed a series of unique creative writing exercises, showing the many ways in which we can interlace our writing with Celtic references. Once you’ve unlocked the mythic imagination, you’ll be shown how you can add your own 21st century twist to the rich bedrock of Celtic heritage – finding new ways from the old ways to enhance your work with hidden layers and depth.

Expect to come out of the workshop with some great new work and a deepened appreciation and awareness of modern literature, myth, tradition and writing craft. These workshops are designed for writers of all levels of experience and no knowledge of mythology is required. All you need is paper, pen – and your imagination!

Retreat Dates and Registration

Arrival: 20th June 2020
Departure: 27th June 2020

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Adam Wyeth

Adam Wyeth

ADAM WYETH is an award-winning poet, playwright and essayist with three books published. His critically acclaimed debut collection, Silent Music was Highly Commended by the Forward Poetry Prize. Adam’s second book, The Hidden World of Poetry: Unravelling Celtic Mythology in Contemporary Irish Poetry contains poems from Ireland’s leading poets followed by sharp essays that unpack each poem and explore its Celtic mythological references. His third book and second collection of poetry The Art of Dying was published by Salmon November 2016 and was named as a book of the year in The Irish Times.

Adam’s plays have had several professional productions in Ireland, Berlin and New York. In 2014, he adapted his debut play Hang Up for the screen, which premiered at the Cork International Film Festival. Adam has over twelve years experience as a workshop facilitator.

He works as editor at fishpublishing.com where he also teaches creative writing online at adamwyeth.com. In addition, he works on ideas and research for the RTE Radio 1 Poetry Programme.


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