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Literatenohr (Literary Ear): The Ear to the World

Literatenohr e.V. was founded in 1998 in Freiburg/ Germany. Its registered office is now in Wachenheim/ Weinstraße (60 miles of Frankfurt/Main) with a branch in London. Literatenohr e.V. has now 54 members between Wilhelmshaven and Freiburg, as well as in Switzerland, Italy and England. Literatenohr is particularly interested in events involving literature contests, creative writing workshops and cultural tours, distinct from mass tourism through its specific search for the interesting and unusual. For being a non profit association Literatenohr e.V. has fulfilled several criteria and has therefore achieved a charitable status for doing culture, education and arts.

Having once started Literatenohr with 7 German foundation members, we aim now to develop a more international approach. Literatenohr e.V. has been organizing German-English literary events since February 2000. We developed a quite useful network among our members; most have email addresses, which makes exchange easy. We would like to invite and encourage interested people from English speaking countries to participate in our events and to become members of Literatenohr. For further information and membership contact Katharina in UK: 0208 852 1998 or email to literatenohr@aol.com.

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'Bad Bodies' and Strange Shapes


Literary Encounter in an Irish Castle by the sea. Irish-English-German Encounter

Literatenohr e.V., a charitable organisation for Literature, the Arts and Education, plans a creative writing and reading workshop in one of the oldest habitable Norman Tower Castles of Ireland (approximately 1247) situated on the South East Coast of Ireland (15 km from Wexford, a historical town). The tastefully restored Tower Castle(****) provides a unique experience in sharing an authentic atmosphere on how living was in ancient times combined with the modern conveniences and comfort of the 21st century. This workshop is especially recommended for individuals who are not keen on meeting many tourists and who wish to celebrate their holidays at a very special place in an untouched natural surrounding. The castle is only 1,5 km away from Ballyteigue Burrow, one of the finest sand dune beaches in Europe. The magnificent dunes are perched on a 9km-long coastal barrier that stretches from Kilmore Quay to Cullenstown. Rich in wild flowers and butterflies, the western end is a national Nature Reserve. A great place for long walks at sunset. The area around the castle is not very populated, although there are some cosy Irish pubs with live music, small shops and churches which seem to appear suddenly in the middle of the landscape. Kilmore Quay, the fishing-village at 5km distance offers nice restaurants, craft shops, boat trips from the historical harbour to the Saltee Islands and occasional village events. The number of participants is limited to 10 persons maximum. For members of Literatenohr e.V. the holidays will cost GBP 498,-; non-members pay GBP 35,- more. It is of course possible to become a member before the start of the journey, which costs an annual fee of GBP 15,- for people on low income, and GBP 30,- for others.

The literary holidays are designed for people who are keen to write or to read. Irish, English and American Literature will be part of the programme. The seminar will be conducted by Katharina Rist, who has a PhD on spatial memories in Anglo-Irish literature and who lives in London as a writer and consultant. Participation in the writing- and reading workshops is facultative. Participants can propose their reading- and writing interests with their registration. Seminar Language will be both English and German according to the needs of the participants. It is also possible to receive German lessons or lectures in German. It is a great possibility for a bilingual encounter and for developing contacts with people from different countries.

Further to the literary activities taking place in the morning and the evening, there will be enough time for walking or cycling (bikes can be hired) through the beautiful landscape, trips and enjoying the sea.

Included in the price are:
Journey, Flight and Stay
Flight from London Stanstead
Travel Costs (Train, Bus, Taxi) to reach the Castle.
7 nights in single and double bedrooms. Bathrooms are opposite the rooms. Use of the historical dining chamber, a sitting room with fireplace and view of sea, the castle terrace and the fully equipped kitchen (self catering).
Food is not provided in the fee, but cooking and shopping together will be organised.
Use of TV, dishwasher, washing machine
- 1-2 nights in Dublin (Bed & Breakfast)
- Literary Pubcrawl in Dublin.
Extra: Telephone, Fax
For GBP 75,- extra per person it is possible to stay in the luxury "honeymoon suite".
If you are interested in this please mention it on the registration form.

Literature Programme for everyday.
10-11.30 a.m.: approaches to literature. Seminar on selected texts from James Joyce, the Anglo-Irish writer Elizabeth Bowen, and J.K. Rowling (Harry Potter). Rowling 11.45-12.45 Creative Writing workshop.-
20.00-21.30 pm: Reading and Discussion of the results from the morning workshop.
22.00-23.00 pm: Paul Auster Reading (New York Trilogy Part 1) by the fire alternating in German and English.
- 2 open air lectures on druids and ruins.

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