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Writing with Betsy Cornwell

Explore • Create • Discover
 

Join NY-Times bestselling author Betsy Cornwell once again at the Kylemore Global Centre for these very exciting workshop opportunities. Each workshop includes en-suite accommodation (sharing or individually), all meals which are prepared by our amazing in-house Chef with locally sourced ingredients (alcohol not included), and any course fees. Come for a weekend of creativity, workshops, walks in nature, fireside chats, and lots of fun.

Retreat Options


Stitching Stories (online only)

December 11-13, 2020

Join Betsy Cornwell, resident of The Old Knitting Factory, for three days of community building and learning through the intersection of storytelling, knitting, and other textile arts, as well as the chance to escape virtually to Kylemore Abbey in the mountains of Connemara. 

Cost for this programme is €195.

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Connemara Folklore

January 15-18, 2021

Explore the rich folklore and mythic history of the west of Ireland in this immersive storytelling workshop with bestselling author and writing teacher Betsy Cornwell and a local seanchaí. Learn traditional tales of Connemara and hone your own storytelling skills in a welcoming, conversational group setting as we share fairy tales and ghost stories among the atmospheric beauty of Kylemore Abbey. En-suite accommodation (sharing or individually) is included and all meals are prepared by our amazing in-house Chef with locally sourced ingredients.

Healing Through Narrative

February 5-7, 2021

Use your own personal narrative and connection to place to create your own words with author Betsy Cornwell - a New York Times bestselling author living in west Ireland. Practice mindfulness and healing through words, and gain experience reading and critiquing each other's stories. Come away from this retreat with your creative juices firing and your mind clear. Immerse yourself in the serene surroundings of Kylemore Abbey and let your musical mind breathe. En-suite accommodation (sharing or individually) is included and all meals are prepared by our amazing in-house Chef with locally sourced ingredients. 

Word-painting in Connemara

March 5-7, 2021

A picture may be worth a thousand words, but the right word is priceless. Learn about the poetry, prose, and lyrics that have put words to the breathtaking beauty of Kylemore Abbey and the surrounding Connemara landscape; then hone your descriptive writing skills in a welcoming group of fellow aspiring wordsmiths led by New York Times bestselling author Betsy Cornwell. En-suite accommodation (sharing or individually) is included and all meals are prepared by our amazing in-house Chef with locally sourced ingredients.

Retreat Cost

(Connemara Folklore, Healing Through Narrative, or Word-painting in Connemara)

The cost for each retreat is €495 and includes:

  • ensuite accommodation
  • all meals (prepared by an in-house chef)
  • all cultural activities

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