Putney Student Travel | Writing in Ireland

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Tap into the literary legacy of Ireland and draw inspiration for your own original writing. Explore Dublin, a UNESCO City of Literature, with your workshop group and leaders. Participate in personalized exercises in fiction, nonfiction, writing for stage and screen, and hybrid forms as you take inspiration from the people and cultures you encounter. Share your work and receive feedback from your peers and leaders. Attend literary readings and traditional music concerts, and visit parks, award-winning theatres, and storied public houses. Take day trips to hike winding paths over starkly green hills, explore grand Anglo-Irish estates, or stroll the cobbled alleyways and 19th-century oceanfront promenades of nearby fishing villages. Travel to an island off Ireland's western coast for a three-day writers’ retreat. Hike, swim, and explore this rugged island as you write, workshop, and revise. Then return to Dublin for a reading of your original work on the last night of your program.

Highlights
  • Write in cafés and monasteries, and on beaches and craggy cliffs overlooking the Atlantic Ocean
  • Gain inspiration for your writing from the city of Dublin and a remote island off Ireland's western coast
  • Participate in individualized writing excercises designed to help you produce original poetry, prose, writing for stage and screen, and more
  • Receive feedback from your peers and instructors, revise, and read your original work at a student-organized reading on the final night of the program
  • Get feedback on your writing from a special guest writer

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Kristin
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Yes, I recommend this program

Absolutely excellent – we could not have hoped for a better outcome!

Our 16-year-old daughter LOVED this program! From the counselors to the kids (all of whom she had never met before), the writing program, and the cultural exploration – she loved every minute in Ireland and has not stopped talking about it. She is not typically one to go on and on about something but she still (9 months later) gushes about her time with her "Putney friends" in Ireland. The counselors did a fantastic job quickly bringing the group together to create a vibe where the kids felt comfortable and would share creatively – no small feat when you only have 12 days together. The fact that she is still in touch with many of the kids tells me so much. She got a tremendous confidence boost and came home even more inspired to pursue a career in writing. I couldn't recommend a program more highly – I felt informed every step of the way and was confident she was in great hands while overseas. Thank you, thank you!

What would you improve about this program?
Nothing comes to mind. :) Kinda wish they had programs for adults.

About Putney Student Travel

Since 1951, Putney Student Travel has offered high school students powerful travel and experiential education programs that help them prepare for college, shape their futures, engage with people from different cultures, and form lasting friendships....