Writing Program in Northern Ireland with ieiMedia

The Armagh Project from ieiMedia offers students to study creative writing in the beautiful town in Northern Ireland from July 2 to July 30.

Students learn and practice skills in their chosen field while sharing with each other through travel, readings, class activities and guest speakers. Students have classes at the AmmA Centre, a technologically enhanced multimedia center. Students will also spend a week at Glebe House in County Down and visit Belfast, with an optional trip to Dublin. They present their work at the John Hewitt International Summer School, an international festival of writing and performance at the Marketplace Theatre in Armagh.

The program costs $4,995 plus airfare and includes the following:

  • Accommodations in the Armagh City International Youth Hostel
  • Cultural and program activities
  • Kitchen facilities, some communal meals and a farewell dinner
  • Travel insurance
  • Graduate students also receive up to four credits through Gonzaga University

The application deadline is February 15. Interested students can contact Dr. John Caputo at Caputo@Gonzaga.edu.

The creative writing program, led by author Nessa O’Mahony focuses on memoir, poetry or prose. It offers students a chance to learn the essentials of how to tell your story through the lenses of memory, observation, reflection and narration. Students explore techniques that poets and nonfiction writers use to generate new material and revise their work. They receive one-on-one critique and create a portfolio of writing that fits their personal goals.

ieiMedia  is a leading provider of study abroad and internship programs that help prepare students for the complex demands of 21st century global journalism. IeiMedia programs combine training in a range of media skills — photography, video journalism, international reporting, publication design and writing for digital media — with hands-on practice reporting on a foreign culture.

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