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Seminar in Ireland, July 22-29

Be part of an unforgettable week of writing, workshopping, and wandering in the stunning seaside village of Dingle.

  • This week is part of Bay Path University’s MFA in Creative Nonfiction, but is also open to writers not enrolled in the program and working in any genre.
  • All Bay Path MFA students, including those who begin the program in January and May, are eligible to attend the writing seminar in Ireland and earn three credits for the course.

Our headquarters will be a quiet and cozy bed and breakfast where fiction, nonfiction, and poetry workshops and lectures will be held daily. It's located just steps from the center of town, which will be our extended classroom for writing assignments and for readings by both students and visiting faculty and speakers. This year, our faculty includes bestselling authors Ann Hood, author of The Book that Matters MostElinor Lipman, whose latest book, On Turpentine Lane, will be released in February; Dinty Moore, author of The Mindful Writer; and Charles Coe, author of All Sins Forgiven: Poems for My Parents. Irish writer Felicity Hayes-McCoy will give the welcome address.

Leading the week will be playwright and essayist Leanna James Blackwell, director of the MFA in Creative Nonfiction, and two writers who frequently visit and write in Dingle: Suzanne Strempek Shea, Bay Path’s Writer-in-Residence, whose latest book, This is Paradise, is set partially in Dingle; and Tom Shea, MFA faculty member, author, and award-winning journalist.