Past Workshops

Write Your Memories Traveling In Ireland June 18-26, 2017

 Travel to Cork City and Deep Ireland on the Beara Peninsula to coax your own stories, your own memories, onto the page. This traveling workshop will involve class sessions, independent writing time, workshops with Irish writers and opportunities to immerse yourself in local culture.

Explore evocative places—ruins, villages, a mine, a sacred stone circle—to excavate your own memories in the form of poetry or nonfiction prose.

Historic Cork, center of Irish emigration in the 1900s, will anchor the first half of the workshop. In the mornings, write and study within the Tudor Gothic quad of the University College Cork. Afternoons explore the English Market, old Cork City, and neighboring villages such as Kinsale and Cobh, and sample the many midsummer festivities.  For the second half of our course, we move to the scenic Beara peninsula. Visit Glengarriff, where William Butler Yeats and George Bernard Shaw retreated for inspiration; colorful bayside villages; and the remote mining village of Allihies on the southwest tip of Ireland.


Limited Enrollment

Workshops are limited to eight students.


We also have limited room for traveling companions. Consider bringing a family member you wish to interview and write vignettes about



Includes workshop sessions, lectures from Irish writers, all breakfasts, six dinners, excursions, transportation from Cork City to the Beara Peninsula, and double room accommodations ($2250).  Ensuite single room ($2,400).




To ensure a reservation, please send a $500 deposit. Deposits are due by Feb. 1, 2017. 

Come explore an ancient landscape peopled with stories to connect with your own stories.



Call Meg Eberle at 503-281-6499 or fill out the following and we will contact you.


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Register by December 15 for early bird special: double ($2,150), single ($2,300)


Balance due by April 5, 2017.


Please pay by sending a check to

Kaia Sand 

3813 SE 10th
Portland, OR 97202


or pay by paypal


Cancellation Policy

$500 deposit is non-refundable after March 1.  The  balance of registration is non-refundable unless a person on the waiting list can fill your spot.