EXCAVATE, POLISH & SELL: The Ultimate Manuscript Workshop

Galway, Mayo, and Clare, Ireland

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Ireland Writer Tours
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Jul 7 - 14, 2019
Group size: 12 - 13
EXCAVATE, POLISH & SELL: The Ultimate Manuscript Workshop
Galway, Mayo, and Clare, Ireland

Ireland Writer Tours
  • Email address verified
3 reviews

$1995
Jul 7 - 14, 2019
Group size: 12 - 13

About this trip

On this inspirational pilgrimage to the land of myth, mystery and magic, you can embrace opportunities to enrich your writing, meet like-minded individuals, and realize your creative dreams.

Your tour package will include private consultations, group classes, workshops, and individual attention aimed at your personal needs. 

In between those classes and workshops, you’ll have all-day or partial-day tours with a professional guide of the most famous, infamous, well-known, and hidden sites in the west of Ireland. From cliffs that soar 700 feet above the Atlantic, to a 12th century castle, to the forest said to be home of the King of the Faeries of Connaught, to the prehistoric dun fort on the island of Inis Mor . . . and that’s just a few of the beautiful places you’ll visit. After these busy tour and writing days, you can have leisurely evening meals with other writers, listen to stories before a fire, or just cozy up with a book.  

About the Conference

Learn from a former Ireland Writer Tour participant now turned multi-published, successful author, as well as an agent who has a knack for finding best-selling books. Both of these ladies will read a select number of your manuscript pages before the tour week begins. Then, during the retreat, you’ll have one-on-one feedback sessions with each of them. In addition, you’ll enjoy group classes, activities, and discussions aimed at making your work the best it can be, as well as marketing advice, an agent’s perspective on how to navigate “The Call,” and even a private pitch session with the agent. 


Between them, these two teachers have mentored a multitude of writers who are enjoying their own successes. You could be next! 


To find out more, please visit our website: http://www.irelandwritertours.com/ 

BEFORE YOU GO

  - Please be sure to check our ‘More Interesting Bits’ page on the Ireland Writer Tours website for helpful travel hints and fun articles. This is where you’ll find articles about informative books to read and films to see before traveling to Ireland; info about money and temperature conversation; writing tips; Irish customs and history, etc. We have new posts every two weeks: http://www.irelandwritertours.com/p/more-interesting-bits_2.html 


- After you've signed up for the retreat, you'll be sent a Registration Form and liability waiver and a "Terms and Conditions" document for you to sign and return to: rlt_tours@yahoo.com 


- Also after sign up, we’re happy to help with advice about flights, easy airport bus connections, where to stay if you arrive early or stay after the retreat/tour, etc. 


- Before your journey, you’ll receive several helpful emails, including: “How to Avoid Jet Lag,” “What to Pack,” and more. 


- We’ll connect with each participant individually, by email, as well as via Google Hangouts, WhatsApp or Skype, if you wish, to speak in-person, and answer any questions prior to the retreat/tour. 


- The first day of the tour we'll meet up at a designated time and easy-access location, so you won’t have to worry about getting lost! 

What’s included

  • Private room & bath
    in a charming village hotel
  • Full Irish breakfast
    Daily
  • All mainland tours
    and ground transportation
  • Ferry Fees
  • Entrance Fees
  • Castle Tour
  • Welcoming Banquet Dinner
  • 3 Lunches
  • Writing Classes
    and workshops
  • Private conferences
    with author/editors
  • Editing
    of your manuscript pages
  • Airfare
  • Airport bus transfer
    (approx 27 Euros return)
  • Meals not listed above

Available Packages

Early Bird Price (before 15 January)
Available until Jan 15, 2019Sold Out

We're SOLD OUT for July, but please contact us to find out about our wonderful conference and tour in June 2019, and also about wait-listing for July.  

$1995
Early Bird Price with Deposit
Available until Jan 15, 2019Sold Out

We're SOLD OUT for July, but please contact us to find out about our wonderful conference and tour in June 2019, and also about wait-listing for July.  

$1995
Deposit: $500
Regular Price
Available until Mar 15, 2019Sold Out

We're SOLD OUT for July, but please contact us to find out about our wonderful conference and tour in June 2019, and also about wait-listing for July.  


$2175
$1995

Early Bird Price (before 15 January)

Itinerary

Sunday
Day 1

Our Tour begins at 2:00pm with a shuttle pick up in Galway City  Participants are whisked away to the hotel where they can freshen up before -  

  • A tour of a 14th Century Abbey, the best-preserved ruin of its type 
  • Evening - Back to your hotel for a brief rest before the welcoming banquet and a talk from our featured author/editors. 

Your Organizer


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Ireland Writer Tours
3 reviews
Ireland Writer Tours has been welcoming writers, and non-writers, to Ireland since 2014. We offer fun workshops taught by professionals, as well as tours led by a professional guide. Find out more about us, here: http://www.irelandwritertours.com/

Reviews

This was a fabulous tour. Alternating days of touring and conference made it easier for me to manage my stamina. Some of the sites we visited were difficult to reach—this is not a trip for people with serious mobility limits. My limitations are pretty mild, so I was able to handle most of the tour, but sometimes it was a struggle. As a published author and freelance editor, I found that a lot of the teaching covered things I already knew. Nevertheless, I really enjoyed my time with the instructor. She helped me brainstorm some pacing and character development issues for my third novel. I highly recommend this course for new to intermediate writers. The teaching is thorough. Fiona is a fantastic tour guide. Her knowledge of local lore is terrific, and she's a great storyteller.
A wonderful journey I'll remember forever. The perfect balance between writing instruction and exploring. Both equally inspiring.
This was an incredible trip. The balance between writing sessions and exploring the countryside was perfect. The food and people of Ireland are delightful

References

I attended an Ireland Writer Tour and it was a great experience! I highly recommend the tour both for the writing advice it provides and the awesome places you visit. You should go!!
By Camille Simpson on Dec 10, 2017
LG
I went on an Ireland Writer Tour in 2016 and it was one of the best weeks of my life. I met wonderful people, many of whom I now call friends, saw beautiful places, learned lots of Irish history and got my first novel headed in the right direction all inside of seven days. I highly recommend this tour and the guide!
By Lisa Gibson on Dec 05, 2017