Journey to Ireland on a SOMOS Literary Pilgrimage to roam its breath-taking countryside and immerse yourself in the origins of famous Irish writers and poets. We will discover how the beauty, shape, and color of the land & sea inspired their writing and informed a whole genre of Irish literature, the Dinnsheanchas (place-lore). Over nine days we will place our “feet on the ground” in many of Ireland’s northern and western counties to trace the mythic landscape and literature of James Joyce, Seamus Heaney, W. B. Yeats, C. S. Lewis, Edna O’Brien, John Millington Synge, Oscar Wilde, and Nuala O’Faolain, among others.
Your literary guide, Jan Smith, Executive Director of SOMOS, has an MFA in Creative Writing from Goddard College. SOMOS is a 36 year old literary organization that presents national and international writers for readings/ workshops and offers ongoing literary programs.
Attend an informational meeting at SOMOS, 108 Civic Plaza Drive, Taos on Thursday, 5/16/19, at 5:30 PM for a detailed itinerary (via power point and images), learn about pricing, a timeline for payment plans and chosen dates. Space is limited to 20 literary pilgrims. To be placed on an email list for further information about the trip email: [email protected] or call Jan Smith at 575-758-0081. For Writers, Readers & Learners, Join the Fun in Ireland!