Molly Keane Writers Retreat

Bursary for 'Time to Write' with Lani O'Hanlon

 Waterford City & County Council –

Bursary for Molly Keane Writers Retreat  - September 2017


Waterford City & County Council’s Arts Office is offering Waterford Writers’ the opportunity to attend the Molly Keane Writers Retreat Week in Ardmore, Co. Waterford free of charge. A number of non residential bursaries are on offer for a three day writing retreat ‘ Time to Write’ with Lani O’ Hanlon from  10th  to 12th September 2017 inclusive. The closing date for receipt of applications is 12 noon on Monday 17th July 2017.

  ‘Time to Write’ with Lani O'Hanlon

  Whether you have a project that needs to be finished, are just starting out, or floundering somewhere in the middle, this focused three day retreat will give you the space and time to concentrate on your own writing.

 Held in the cocoon of the Molly Keane Writers Retreat, with its famed and historic hospitality, and by Lani O' Hanlon's subtle and intuitive, creative energy, we will meet each morning for a focused relaxation and writing warm-up.

 We will then retreat to write for two to three hours before meeting for a light lunch provided by our hostess Virginia Brownlow. In the afternoons you are then free to explore the beach, the garden or the cliff and dream into your project, or continue with your writing, before gathering for afternoon tea and an optional sharing of a small section from your day's work.

 Lani will be available each afternoon for a forty minute consultation on your creative process.

 10th, 11th, 12th September 2017 inclusive

 Daily Schedule : Arrive at 9.30 to begin at 10.00 until 1pm 

 Afternoon 2 – 4pm end with tea and de-brief. Finish at 5pm.

 Cost for 3 days: €225



  If you are successful in your application for a bursary from Waterford City & County Council you may be required to do the following:

  - Agree to the any photographs being used by Waterford City & County Council and the Molly Keane Writers Retreat for promotional purposes.

  - Submit a short report to Waterford City & County Council on your experience at the Molly Keane Retreat Week before the end of September 2017.

  •   Please note late applications will not be considered.
  • Hard copies only of applications will be considered.
  • Emailed or Faxed applications are invalid.
  • Applicants must be currently resident within Waterford Council’s administrative area.

  If you have already secured a place on this course and paid a deposit, you can still apply for this bursary. If you are successful the Molly Keane Writers Retreat will refund any deposit/payments.

  Signing of this form means that you agree to be bound by the terms and conditions of this scheme. Please note that the bursary will be paid directly to the Molly Keane Writers Retreat on the successful applicants behalf and is for a non residential bursary which does not include optional extras should they arise.

 Signed: ______________________ Date: ___________________

Please return completed application forms to:

 Writing Bursary Application,

 Margaret Organ, Arts Officer, Waterford City & County Council,

 Civic Offices, Davitt’s Quay,

 Dungarvan, Co. Waterford.

  Closing Date for receipt of applications is 12 noon on Monday 17th July 2017



 Waterford City & County Council - Bursary Application Form

 Molly Keane Writers Retreat  ‘Time to Write’

 10th to 12th September 2017



  Address: (Please note that you must be resident within Waterford’s administrative area to qualify)     _____________________________________________________________

  If you have been resident at this address for less than three years please give details of previous address  _________________________________________

  Phone:  ________________   Email:         ___________________________

  Could financial constraints prevent you from attending the retreat week?

  If so, please give further information:





  Have you previously received any bursary or support from Waterford City & County Council?

  Please list:  Year_____________________________________________________________


   How do you expect your in the Molly Keane Writers Retreat could feed back into the literary activities in the Waterford?



  On a separate sheet (please submit no more than one typed A4 page) outline details your literary interest/experience and how you feel attendance at this workshop will benefit you.




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