Join us for this dynamic WRITERS' RETREAT & CONFERENCE . . .
PLOT YOUR PATH TO WRITING SUCCESS
9 through 16 July 2023
Before this conference and tour week begins, writing participants* are invited to submit a number of manuscript pages for the author/editors to review. Each author will edit the pages ahead of time and, during the conference, offer advice in one-on-one sessions.
They’ll also offer group classes, lead activities and discussions, and even teach necessary marketing skills. Heather Webb will focus on the ins-and-outs of traditional publishing, which Eliza Knight will give you tips on self-publishing, as well as traditional, and moving between the two.
A unique feature of this conference is the individual attention, which ensures that the week is flexible enough to engage and challenge writers of all levels—from the novice to the advanced, published author.
*Please Note: Non-Writers are welcome to join us too. Ireland Writer Tours arranges separate day tours for non-writers to enjoy while the writers are in the conference.
Eliza (E.) Knight is an award-winning and USA Today bestselling hybrid (traditionally and self-published) author of over sixty titles in historical women’s fiction and Scottish historical romance. In 2013 she was named Romance Writers of America’s PRO Mentor of the Year, and in 2017 was accepted into RWA’s Honor Roll for selling over 100,000 copies of her self-published title The Highlander’s Reward. In addition to her own indie publishing, Eliza is contracted with Lake Union Publishing, Sourcebooks and William Morrow (HarperCollins), as well as has audio contracts with Tantor and Blackstone Audio.
With her expertise in self-publishing, marketing, and writer career planning, she has been in high demand to present workshops on writing and publishing, both online and in-person at national and local conferences and book festivals. Some of those include Romance Writers of America, Maryland Romance Writers, Washington Romance Writers, Valley Forge Romance Writers, InD’Tale, Romantic Times, Historical Romance Retreat, Historical Novel Society, Baltimore Book Festival, and many more. She continues to mentor new writers one-on-one throughout the year.
You can read more about Eliza, here: https://elizaknight.com/
And be sure to follow her on Twitter at @ElizaKnight.
You can read more about Fiona, here: http://www.fiona-claire.com/
- A brief tour of a 14th century abbey, the best-preserved ruin of its type in Europe
- a welcoming banquet at our hotel, followed by a talk from our featured guest coaches, followed by
- a Celtic bedtime story
Tour including –
- Ancient Stone Circle
- Visit to the largest lake in the Republic of Ireland
- Optional falconry lesson on the grounds of a 12th Century Castle (or free writing time)
- A Quaint Old Village with loads of history and legend
- 7th Century Abbey
- A hike through an faerie forest to a cave with eerie true stories
- Dinner at your leisure in the village
A tour of -
- Beautiful bay with picturesque sailboats and currachs
- A castle featured in so many photos, you’re sure to recognize it!
- The Burren
- The most famous dolmen in Ireland, a burial site of ancient king
- Cliffs of Moher – possibly the most photographed and breath-taking scenery in Ireland
After lunch, we’ll tour part of Connemara, including yet another castle.
This conference/tour will be limited to twelve participants to ensure
individual attention, and will be tailored to the needs of
the writers who enroll. Early enrollment is strongly suggested.
To find out all about where you'll be staying for the week, please click on the 'Accommodation' tab above, or click here: AccommodationPRICING:
We instruct all participants to wait until we notify them the conference/tour week is filled before purchasing airfare. We will notify everyone when it is time to purchase airfare.
When purchasing plane tickets, we would direct you to choose changeable or refundable fares.
We strongly recommend travel & trip-cancellation insurance. Links will be sent to several travel insurance plans or you may choose your own.