One free place on forthcoming Inishbofin Jaunt with Writing Train!


WRITING TRAIN GIVEAWAY! One place at NO TUITION COST on July 19 – 24 Inishbofin Jaunt Writing Holiday lead by writing teacher Yvonne Cullen ( that’s me!)

Just pay your travel, food and accommodation costs! Tuition worth €280 is on offer as the prize in this competition! Full entry details at end of this post!

A small number of places still remain on the Inishbofin Jaunt Creative Writing Holiday for July 19 -24, at beginner and developing writer levels. Booking cut-off date is 6th July.  The Creative Writing Jaunt for September 13 – 18 is now booking also. BOOKING DEADLINE FOR SEPTEMBER JAUNT IS 31 JULY. More info, testimonials and slideshow of recent Jaunts can be viewed at www, under Inishbofin Jaunt tab.

I love what I do, in Writing Train workshops and with the Inishbofin writing holidays. I want to reach as wide as possible an audience with it. I would also be delighted to be talking to a larger group on facebook, when I write about what we’re learning in these creative writing classrooms and events. I’ve put together this competition to aid me in reaching that wider audience.

I also want to use this comp’  to tell people about other courses coming up soon at WRITING TRAIN. And they are the following: Literary Café writing classes and workshops at the NATIONAL LIBRARY CAFÉ (9 weeks) start on Saturday July 7th (small number of spaces remaining). START TO WRITE TUESDAY NIGHTS (8 weeks) kick off on July 17th at United Arts Club. MONDAY NIGHT DEVELOPING WRITERS (8 weeks) starts July 16th  CityArts, D1. Wednesday daytime Writing Train writing workshop starts south city centre Sept 5th. Thursday Night Advanced Writing Train starts autumn term on October 12th. NLI Saturdays, Monday and Tuesday evening classes restart early October also. All are bookable immediately.

Testimonials for the Inishbofin Jaunts and my teaching style:

“What an inspiring place, and what an inspiring teacher!” Katie Martin, Inishbofin Jaunt, August 2010.

“Best creative writing teacher in Dublin” – Dubliner Magazine.

“Writes beautifully and can pass on the skill” – Grace Garvey, The Irish Times, Sept 2009.

“If you are thinking of going, just go!” Debbie Gilbert, May 2012 Jaunt.

“Deep listening that makes the sayer say it better!” Kevin Conroy, May 2012 Jaunt.

“Life-changing!” Breda Cashe, August Jaunt 2010.



To enter this competition:

(1)SHARE the Yvonne Cullen’s Writing Train post on this competition with your full network of friends on facebook.

(2)LIKE Yvonne Cullen’s Writing Train if you haven’t already done so. (3)Email me at with (1) the headline of one recent post on my wordpress blog-site, In the body of the same email, send me 40 words or less on why you’d like to come on the Writing Train Inishbofin Jaunt. Please do mention also whether you are a beginner or a developing writer. Add a daytime contact phone number, landline and mobile.

I will email the winner by mid-morning on THURSDAY 5th July. I’ll follow up with a call so we can sort out your accommodation.

Ts and Cs:

This competition is run subject to ongoing availability of accommodation on Bofin for our events dates of 18 – 24 on the competition results date of 5th July, and to your being available to firm up a booking for same, with my help, between this date and Friday 6th July.  Details of accommodation options plus costings on the trip in re travel, food and lodgings can be found in a new post on www.yvonnecullen.wordpress .com. A place won on the July Inishbofin Jaunt cannot be transferred to another Writing Train course or trip, unless the Jaunt is cancelled due to bad weather. If this happens you will be entitled to a place in next or later Inishbofin Jaunt of your choice.


You have to act quickly to avail of this offer, as accommodation on the island for these dates is now pretty scarce. Condition of entry are that (1) you can find out your availability for certain and accept your prize by Thursday lunchtime by email (2) you can (with my help) make an accommodation booking also on Thursday, or at the latest Friday.

Looking forward to hearing from some of you!

Yvonne C

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