Writing Workshops in Cork, Ireland

June 19 - July 18, 2015

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Join us this summer in enchanting Cork, Ireland, 
for an unforgettable month of writing and community.

Click here for pictures of last year's program.

 

More About the Writing Workshops in Cork 2015

 

castleAbout Cork

Cork (Irish: Corcaigh, from corcach, meaning "marsh") is the second largest city in Ireland. It is the administrative centre of County Cork and the largest city in Munster province. Metropolitan Cork has a population of about 400,000.

County Cork is sometimes called "the Rebel County," and residents will refer to the city as the "real capital of Ireland" and themselves as the "Rebels." The county was home to Michael Collins, the famous IRA leader of the early 20th century.

The city is built on the River Lee, with the city centre located on the island created by its two channels. Cork Harbour is one of the world's largest natural harbours, with quays and docks along the banks.

We will be in Cork during the heart of their annual Midsummer Festival, a two-week, city-wide celebration of summer. The festival combines the best of local, national, and international arts and culture for a memorable event you won't want to miss.

 

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UCC: Our Academic Partner in Cork

We are fortunate to have forged a partnership with University College Cork, on whose lovely Victorian-era campus we'll be studying.

UCC is a constituent university of the National University of Ireland, founded in 1845 as one of three Queen's Colleges located in Belfast, Cork, and Galway. It became University College, Cork, under the Irish Universities Act of 1908.

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UCC was named Irish University of the Year by the Sunday Times in 2003, 2005, and 2011. In 2011, the QS World University Rankings ranked the university among the top 2% of universities worldwide.

Our classrooms are located in one of the oldest buildings on the campus, the main Quad, built in the 1840s in Victorian Gothic style by Cork architects Sir Thomas Deane and Benjamin Woodward. The hallways of this building are presently home to a permanent exhibition of Neolithic stone artifacts from the region.

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castleThe Program

This is the 20th anniversary of the Writing Workshops Abroad, held in such locations as Prague, Madrid, San Miguel, and Edinburgh. We are closely associated with the UNO Creative Writing Workshop, and provide the residency component of the Low Residency MFA in Creative Writing Program - both of which are included in the Huffington Post's "Top 25 Underrated Creative Writing MFA Programs."

While you are welcome to, you do not need to apply to the castleLow Residency MFA Program to attend the Writing Workshops in Cork. For more information about writing degrees at the University of New Orleans, please visit www.uno.edu/writing.

2015 marks our third year in Ireland, and we are excited to return to University College Cork during the height of the city's annual Midsummer Festival. As usual, we'll feature our writing workshops and seminars with exceptional faculty and guests, as well as our famous reading series and excursions to nearby historic sites, like Dublin, Castle Blarney, Cobh, and Killarney.

The program cost includes tuition, accommodation, meals on class days, opening and closing receptions, weekend excursions, weekly film screenings, readings and performances by students, faculty, and guest writers, study abroad travel insurance, and more.

Accommodation

Accommodation is provided in the form of apartment-style housing, courtesy of UCC Campus Accommodation. We will be staying in University Hall on the banks of the River Lee, a short walk from campus and with easy access to public transportation. Each apartment features private bedrooms with bed, bathroom, desk, and storage space. Kitchens and living areas areshared between approximately four program participants. The complex also includes self-service laundry facilities, a copy room, and on-site residential security. Upon arrival in Cork, transportation to the apartments is available via taxi, city bus, and Aircoach. More information can be found on the UCC website.

 

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Participants are eligible to enroll in up to six course credits for the basic cost of the program, or nine credits for an additional fee. Students in degree programs at other institutions should consult their advisors about the applicability of these courses to their curricula.

Courses are still being finalized for our 2015 program, but below you will find our 2014 course listings:

 

Workshops Seminars
Intensive Fiction Writing Time and Place in Fiction
Advanced Fiction Writing The Literary Magazine
Introductory Fiction Writing Irish Literature and Culture
Intensive Nonfiction Writing Contemporary Theatre
Intensive Poetry Writing Irish Poetry & Folklore
Intensive Script Writing Form & Idea in the Media
Acting Styles  

 

If you've already completed your degree, you might be interested in our non-credit Writing & Publishing Forum. The Forum provides the opportunity for novice writers, MFA graduates, and approved non-MFA students to revise and prepare their work to submit for publication. Visit the Forum page for more information!

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For more information about the Writing Workshops in Cork, please contact the
Program Coordinator, Jarred Marlatt, Division of International Education
writingabroad@uno.edu | 504-280-7345
(During Program) 353 894 976 697


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phone 504-280-7116; fax 504-280-7317; e-mail isp@uno.edu

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