Monday, July 15, 2013

Strandhill Summerfest 10th Anniversary July 26-28 2013

Strandhill Summerfest is a weekend of inspiration, encouragement, guidance and liberation for writers and would-be-writers at every stage in their journey to self-expression. The 2013 Summerfest will be held on the weekend of July 26th – 28th.
The Summerfest is held annually in Strandhill, Co. Sligo. Workshops are led by a team of inspirational facilitators: poets, Ted & Annie Deppe, novelist and documentary maker, Joe Kearney, and multi-genre writer, Órfhlaith Ní Chonaill. The weekend also includes a forum on Truth or Fiction: Self-revelation through writing.  On Saturday, there will be a social evening with dinner and an open mic for participating writers.

·  Take time out for you and your writing
·  Discover the genius within you
·  Write with inspirational facilitators
·  Work in a safe, supportive environment
·  Find your unique writing voice
·  Share and celebrate your writing with others
·  Write in any genre: poetry, fiction, memoir
·  Enjoy a beautiful seaside location
·  Avail of the weekend at an affordable price
·  Get feedback on your writing
·  Participate in small workshops in a private house
·  Relax in a lovely garden with patio, pond and labyrinth
·  Overcome writers’ blocks
·  Use your own voice with confidence

This year, the Summerfest is celebrating its 10th anniversary. It began life as Caomhain and the Flowering Oak, a festival of creative writing which was originally held in St. Angela's College, Sligo. In 2006, it moved to Strandhill and changed its name. The weekend has been thriving since, attracting a great mix of writers and continuing to inspire wonderful writing in a safe, relaxed and easy-going atmosphere.

The cost of the weekend is €125 and includes snacks, light lunch on Saturday and Dinner on Saturday evening.

   For further details you can visit:,  contact:, or phone: 0872799108.