Kylemore Writing Retreats with NY-Times bestselling author betsy cornwell

Dec 11 - 13: Stitching Stories (ONLINE only)

Jan 15 - 18, 2021: Connemara Folklore

Feb 5 - 7: Healing Through Narrative

March 5 - 7: Word-Painting in Connemara

Stitching Stories (online)

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.

*The Cost for this online weekend is €195

Connemara Folklore

Explore the rich folklore and mythic history of the west of Ireland in this immersive storytelling retreat 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.

Healing Through Narrative

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.

Word-Painting in Connemara

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.


€495, which includes:

  • Ensuite accommodation
  • All meals (prepared by our in-house chef - alcohol not included)
  • All cultural activities and course fees

For more information, contact: kylemore@nd.edu

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