‘Ireland Writing Retreat’ is proud to partner with the ‘Belfast Book Festival’ to offer a special two-day workshop at the retreat’s annual event in west Donegal starting end-June.
Participants from places as diverse as New Hampshire, Missouri and Minneapolis in the United States and various parts of Israel, England and Ireland will gather in a few weeks time for the third annual international ‘Ireland Writing Retreat.’ Taking place at Teac Jack, a charming, boutique hotel and restaurant in Glassagh on the ‘Wild Atlantic Way’ opposite the Gaeltacht’s basket of islands of Gola, Inismeane and Umfin, participants at the retreat will also enjoy a diverse range of cultural activities such as a guided island tour, Celtic legend walks, an exclusive music concert, as well as Irish language and dance tuition.
The ‘Belfast Book Festival,’ the largest such festival in Northern Ireland which lasts from 9th to 19th June and is based at the Crescent Arts Centre, offers over 100 different events. Among them are workshops ranging from drawing for comic books to bookbinding. Literary genres under discussion range from poetry and short stories to memoirs and novels on subjects ranging from espionage to murder, romance and fantasy.
Authors at the festival represent a multi-national, multi-ethnic rainbow and the settings and subjects of their books are just as wide-ranging, from a futuristic, 22nd century city in western France in R.B. Kelly’s ‘The Edge of Heaven,’ winner of the Irish Writers’ Centre Novel Fair competition 2014, to Julie Janson’s ‘Crocodile Hotel’ about a young Aboriginal mother in the Northern Territory.