Writing Workshops in Cork, Ireland
Join us next summer, 2013, in enchanting Cork, Ireland,
for an unforgettable month of writing and community.
See below for a general outline of the program. Check back here in the coming weeks for complete information.
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 is 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.
Hopefully not. Our plan is to return to Edinburgh in 2014, and in even-numbered years thereafter…
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.
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 amongst 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 neo-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.
What will be up in Cork? As usual, we'll feature our writing workshops with exceptional faculty and guests, as well as our famous reading series and excursions to nearby historic sites, like the strategically important military and fishing port of Kinsale, only a one hour bus ride from Cork.
But how could we be in Ireland on June 16 and not go to Bloomsday in Dublin? The notion seemed ludicrous, so we are going to make it possible for every participant to follow Leopold Bloom's famous odyssey from breakfast to bedtime in Ulysses, with enough time left over to explore the Guinness brewery, the remarkable library at Trinity College, the Irish writer's museum, and/or any of the other attractions in one of the world's great literary and cultural centers.
Look, also, for an expanded and improved Postrgrad/Publishing Forum, with publishing workshops, agent consultations, courses in the history and future of publishing, and more.
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