Iona 2021 News.

I have held Iona in my mind as a sanctuary from all the troubles and through all of these past difficulties when I have had to cancel Writing Retreats on that wonderful

island. However, I am delighted to say that, as the situation appears to be improving at last, I will be running a September 2021 Iona course.


The dates for the September Iona Writing Retreat are 10th -15th September 2021, and it will be preceded by Writing

and Photography, hosted by the Argyll Hotel. All the proper protocols will be in place for safety of participants, and I am so looking forward to seeing much loved faces

again as well as newcomers to the island.


WRITING AND PHOTOGRAPHY CANCELLED

Very sadly, for family issues, I have had to cancel Writing and Photography this year but we are all fully confident that it will take place next year with both myself and Sir Malcolm MacGregor taking part in teaching this unique course, which proved so exciting and innovative in 2019. And I am delighted to say that Sir Malcolm MacGregor, who is a renowned and well respected photojournalist see www.malcolmmacgregor.photo as well as an author, will join us all for the last day of my Iona Writing Retreat this year, where I will be looking at the way we use visual art and artefacts to link with writing, through journalism, creative writing around artefacts, and the way we are inspired by objects, photographs and painting as well as the living landscape, which of course is so powerful and special on the island of Iona. It should be an exciting day!

10th - 15th September 2021

25th Creative Writing Retreat:

Argyll Hotel Iona, Inner Hebrides, Scotland.

‘Iona of my heart

Iona of my love

Instead of monks’ voices

Shall be the lowing of cattle

But ere the world come to an

end

Iona shall be as it was’

Gaelic poem reputedly by St Columba

*CANCELLED - HOPEFULLY TO BE RE-ARRANGED FOR 2022* RESIDENTIAL PHOTOGRAPHY & WRITING RETREAT 2021 - MALCOLM MACGREGOR & ANGELA LOCKE