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Dianne Salerni : Writer of Teen and Middle Grade Fiction | Ireland Writer Tours

Ireland Writer Tours

Next August, I’ll be leading a week-long writers conference in Ireland as part of Fiona Claire’s Ireland Writer Tours.  These conferences are unique in that they are part intensive writing classes and workshops – and part vacation. The itinerary includes private consultations with authors and/or editors and visits to:

Tour 3 Poulnabrone

Standing Stones

Inis Mor

The Island of Inis Mor

A Haunted Castle

A Haunted Castle

The Cliffs of Moher

The Cliffs of Moher

A 14th Century Abbey

A 14th Century Abbey

… and many more stunning and inspirational locations!

There are four different conferences scheduled for the summer of 2016, which you can read about HERE. My conference, titled Secrets to Publishing Success, will take place August 21-28, and I’ll be co-teaching with historical romance author Janet Lane. Along with private consultation on the participants’ manuscripts, we will be conducting classes and workshop sessions on the craft of writing and the multiple paths to publication possible for today’s writers.

Coincidentally, back in the fall when Fiona first approached me about the Ireland Writers Tour, my blogging friend Julie Dao had just started posting her experience as a participant in the 2015 conference. You can see one of her posts HERE describing the classes, the food (!), and the accompanying tours.

If you – or anyone you know – might be interested in participating next year, check out all the information on the Ireland Writers Tour website. I’d love to see you there!



16 Responses to Ireland Writer Tours

  1. Sounds like a great conference. Love the pictures! Makes me want to go there now.

  2. Tiana Smith says:

    Seriously so jealous. I wish I had the money for o spend.

  3. What an opportunity! You’ll teach, you’ll learn, and you’ll see some amazing places. Sounds both educational and inspiring.

  4. Hilary says:

    Hi Dianne – the others have said it all … but what a great idea for you to do … it will be amazing and such fun. I can imagine the camaraderie … I’d love to join you .. but sadly Tiana and I are of the same mind! Wonderful to look forward to – great treat for 2016 … cheers Hilary

  5. Denise Covey says:

    Dianne, it does sound intriguing! I love Ireland and Ireland loves writers. I hope you have a fantastic time and take away so much from the experience! 🙂

  6. Anna says:

    Congrats. This sounds very exciting. I’ll be sure to share. 🙂

    Anna from Elements of Writing

  7. Oh wow! I want to come too. Can I come too? 🙂

  8. ChemistKen says:

    I’m so jealous. I’d love an excuse to visit Ireland.

    BTW, my wife runs a pet sitting company and when I went with her on one of her dog walking runs, I noticed a copy of “The Eighth Day” lying on the client’s kitchen counter. I even took a picture of it.

    • DianneSalerni says:


      I look forward to the day when I see a stranger reading my book in public. It hasn’t happened yet, but I keep hoping. 🙂 Thanks for sharing!

  9. I heard about this, but probably because you already said something or Fiona told me. I’m excited for you. It’s going to be an epic journey.

  10. I checked out the prices (Ireland is SO awesome!). Not that I’m seriously considering going, but it’s fun to dream. I can’t wait to hear how it runs for you!

  11. Gwen Gardner says:

    Oh I would love to attend! I love that part of the world and combined with writing, it’s sounds so awesome.

  12. What awesome news! It’s an amazing opportunity, and will be a great and memorable adventure for you, and everyone else lucky enough to attend. I’m soooo happy for you. 🙂

  13. Lexa Cain says:

    I love the pictures! Such an exciting thing for you to look forward to. Have a great week, Dianne! 🙂

  14. That’s really interesting, and I’m going to have to look into it – I’ve never been to Ireland, never even to anywhere in Europe, and a writers’ conference sounds like an excellent excuse to go. (Not that I’d need an excuse, but you get the idea.) I didn’t even know this sort of thing happened, thank you.

  15. Chuck Robertson says:

    I’d love to be there. Ireland has so much great history and is a wonderful place to get inspiration.