Tuesday, 26 January 2016

Learn the craft of writing on a weekend break in a fishing village!

Would you like to learn the craft of writing? Fancy a Spring weekend break in an unspoilt fishing village? Combine the two this March, by enrolling in Charlie Adley’s Craft of Writing Weekend.

Spare time is such a valuable commodity, it’s sometimes difficult to know how to make the most of it. Do you simply need to chill out, or do you want to learn a skill that might change your life?

This March you can spend a weekend away in the beautiful Co. Mayo fishing village of Killala and leave with your creative buds tingling and stimulated.

During a fun and fascinating weekend Charlie Adley will show you how to overcome fear and write a first draft. In his friendly and supportive lessons you’ll learn how to develop characters, structure, plot and voice, while discovering how to use shape, pace, tense and dialogue to enhance the power of your words.

...explore the wonders of north Mayo...

Charlie’s enjoyable course will boost your confidence, enabling you to write as you’ve always wished. With over a million published words, the columnist and prize-winning playwright will also give advice about how to sell your writing.

“My course is designed for anyone who would like to improve their writing skills, from complete novices to published novelists.” explains Charlie. “Just as carpenters must learn how to use their tools, all writers benefit from learning the craft of writing. Anyone can learn this craft. There is no mystery to it.”

The Old Deanery Holiday Cottages

Arriving on Friday March 11th, you’ll be welcomed by a roaring turf fire in your lovely holiday cottage, on the site of the Old Deanery, overlooking the harbour. Couples and friends attending together may have their own cottage, while others share with attendees. Each cottage has 3 bedrooms and 2 bathrooms, so privacy is never an issue.

The village of Killala offers lively pubs, welcoming smiles and great craic, while an expert local guide offers foraging tours and walks in stunning local countryside, virgin white sand beaches, sea stacks, stone circles, ogham stones and the famous Ceide Fields.

Friendly pubs in lovely Killala

Charlie Adley’s Craft of Writing Weekend starts at 6pm on Friday, March 11th, with a glass of bubbles and a short introduction, after which everyone can relax together in one of the local pubs. Lessons start at 10am and finish at 4pm on both Saturday and Sunday.

Charlie only allows six attendees on his weekend courses, so to guarantee your place please book right away. If there’s someone special in your life who would enjoy this weekend, we can send them a personalised gift voucher - this course runs the weekend after Mother’s Day!

€295 per person, includes accommodation for 2 (or 3) nights with

breakfast packs and light lunches on both Saturday and Sunday, as well as attendance of Charlie Adley’s Craft of Writing Weekend.

Please confirm your place now by calling  Liz Keane at: 

086 345 1960
096 32 221

email:   killalacottages@gmail.com

Web:    www.olddeanerycottages.com

    Old Deanery Cottages
    Joe Keane Creative Centre

    Charlie Adley

John McArdle: Thanks for a fabulous course. It was practical, factual, educational and jovial - a masterclass in how to teach with fun - and you managed to get stories from us every lesson!

Willie Quain: I booked this course with no real expectations. Little did I know that it was going to be one of the most enjoyable courses I have ever attended and that I was going to learn so much. The course layout, notes and your personal involvement made it a very easy and enjoyable way to learn. To anyone thinking of attending your Craft of Writing Course, all I can say is do it!

Margaret Curran: The time flew. It was a great learning experience, good fun, great insights. The students were all involved, encouraged and heard, which is so important.

Michael Kavanagh: Charlie has an encouraging and affirming personality, always highlighting the positive aspects of every effort, yet showing how it might be improved.

Paul and Donna McGee: Your teaching style is very communicative and open, which allows your participants the opportunity to relax and enter the process, with an open mind and an enthusiastic attitude. This is a true gift and allows real growth to be achieved over such a short space of time.

Sindy Kelly: I am learning so much. Thank you. You have an amazing passion for words - it oozes out of you - and a great energy that is wonderful to be around.

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