Craft your story, write your book, come to the wild edge.
Do you have a writing project you are longing to bring to life, a story you want to tell, or a book that is dying to be written? Perhaps you are craving some time, space and creative support to help you along your writing journey? Wild Edge Retreats, led by author and story coach, Clare Mulvany, are designed to do exactly that, all in the beautiful surrounds of West Cork. Hosted in Grove House, overlooking Schull harbour, solo and group experiences are available year round.
Imagine the feeling of having made progress on your big writing ideas. Imagine the sense of accomplishment having followed through on your vision. Imagine the values you are honouring as you make progress with your story. And then imagine all the people you can reach through the powerful ripple effect of your words.
Come write at the Wild Edge, West Cork, Ireland.
Stories change lives- yours, and your readers. The stories we tell of the world can shape it, and change it. Now, more than ever we need wise and wonderful stories to inspire, educate, offer hope. The Wild Edge is calling you to write yours…
But writing takes time, and space, and fresh thinking. It needs structure and coaxing. It thrives on inspiration, attention and beauty.
You will find all that, and more, at Wild Edge Retreats.
Write your way to your own wild edge…
Map your writing project’s key themes and content
Dedicated interruption-free writing time
Supportive and constructive feedback
Private mentoring sessions
Nature, space, deep questions, cozy fires and community…
During the retreat, your mentoring support is tailored to suit your own writing needs:
If you get stuck, together we will find ways to un-stick.
If you feel your ideas are in a jumble, we’ll find ways to unravel them
If you are not even sure you have an idea, but you sense that there is something in there, the retreat can be time to experiment, play, let loose, let it emerge
If you have already written your book for you need an extra eye to fine tune and polish, this too is possible.
In Clare’s words…“I arrived in Schull, listening to a calling. It was the land, the space, the energy to sink deep into my own wisdom and hear nature in her glorious abundance. I had a sense that there was something I was to create here; something I was to birth. For 18 months I walked the shoreline everyday. I climbed hills and plunged into the Atlantic waters. The place was telling me it was time to write. So for six months, I wrote, fast and deep and wildly. It was mysterious, it was magical and the result is my own memoir which I’m now fine tuning to get out to publishers.
Then, one day, while visiting a wild spot, right on the edge, a huge sensation arose through me which said: Gather the leaders, the changemakers, the trailblazers. Gather the story-tellers, the dreamers, the wisdom-holders. Gather the healers and the shapers. Gather those who can change the way we tell the story of the world.
And so it is the Wild Edge Retreats has been born: as a place to tell the stories the world needs to hear. A place to lean into the edges of our own conversation so our story and purpose can find its place in the world”
Our Schull Venue
‘Stories are, at heart, like the baton handed over in a relay team, only they are passed from one generation to the next. They give each of us a visual template of what to expect, a map of the ‘wilderness’, but most of all the best stories provide a sort of psychological preparation for life’s inevitable struggles. In short, stories are prescriptions for courage. They illustrate how to run the race. And win. We are not born with courage. We may possess bravado, even arrogance. Youth normally does. But courage is a quiet spiritual muscle discovered only when you face your greatest fear. Stories embolden, strengthen and establish how we can become our very best’- Bobette Buster.
‘The doors to the wild self are few but precious. If you have a deep scar, that is a door. If you have an old, old story, that is a door. If you love the sky and the water so much you almost can not bear it, that is a door. If you yearn for a deeper life, a full life, a sane life, that is a door" Clarissa Pinkola Estes.