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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

Storytelling through the Hero's Journey

THE HERO’S JOURNEY is a unique archetypal template that originates in the American Mythologist Joseph Campbell's seminal work, 'The Hero with a Thousand Faces'. The Hero's Journey became a blueprint for script writers in Hollywood, but it is also a very useful tool for plotting novels, memoirs or short stories. 

The Hero’s Journey can be a deeply personal, a mythic or a fictional writing experience. It is a classic plot structure that appears in many fictional works and it is the underlying structure for many fairy tales and myths across the world. But your own personal story can be mapped to the Hero’s Journey. The structure is cyclical, and reflects the pattern of our own lives. The story ends where it began but you, the hero or the heroine, are transformed

Retreat Dates and Registration

Arrival: 8th August 2020
Departure: 15th August 2020

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Booking & Information

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