Take a good look at yourself!
Lara O’Brien was born in Dublin and raised in Howth riding stables, tending horses on the East Mountain. In 1994 she emigrated to the US and lives on the sister island of Martha’s Vineyard where she remains a committed writing workshop participant and workshop facilitator. In 2014, after the publication of her children’s novel, Lara began teaching workshops and high school classes in writing for self discovery and mapping your life in story.
Lara began Howth writing workshop, a women’s writing retreat in 2017. She connects her love of writing, Ireland and adventure with others who wish to safely fall in love with a new place and reconnect with self.
“Over ten years of writing daily - which showed my solid connection to spiritual places and Howth was always there - so while I was writing on the Vineyard about events and characters and made up stories, the truth of what was there, hidden in the plot, was my own connection to home. In the women's writing retreat set in a jewel of an Irish village, Howth, you will write to short prompts as a keyhole into our lives. It can recreate or renew our story, it can bring you to the truth. The curiosity trail into our lives. A women's writing retreat set in a jewel of an Irish village, Howth. by writing to short prompts, we will hear what is important to you, your life and your relationships. Be brave, women. We are there to support and listen, we must look deeply at ourselves to see the wholeness of our lives. 5 mornings of writing your story of love, life and laughter. The workshops is designed to map our lives, in memories, events and relationships that we hold important. We will laugh and share our life’s map together. You will begin with curiosity and end with a solid understanding of your own story. We breath into our stories of love and loss, punctuated with laughter tears and split open with moments of clarity and realization." - Lara
We breath into our stories of love and loss, punctuated with laughter tears and split open with moments of clarity and realization.