“Makes me write instead of thinking about writing.” J O’ C

If you’re interested in joining an online writing workshop in spring 2022, please email me at

Autumn 2021 online Writing Workshops

2888979463_7d12d71a4cI’m offering two online workshops this autumn, “Just Write” and “Writing for Publishing”.  You don’t need previous experience of zoom workshops to take part, but you will need an adequate Wi-Fi connection. Not sure if an online workshop is for you? Read my blog, Writing Together in the Zoom Room.

Payment is by by PayPal or cheque /postal order. Please email me to check that places are still available and  to receive a PayPal button. NOTE: You need a credit card to make a payment through PayPal, but you don’t need a PayPal account.

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Just Write – early-bird extended to September 14

If you want to build confidence in your writing voice, or if you simply enjoy writing with others in a group, this is the workshop for you. These encouraging and inspiring workshops are based on the Amherst Method.

When: Tuesdays, 7 pm – 9 pm: September 21, October 5 & 19, November 9 & 23, December 7. Cost: €120. Early-bird: €100 before Sept 14. Five places left.

Writing for Publishing   FULL

These Amherst Method workshops are for writers who are at some point along the road to publishing their work. All writing prompts will be geared toward forthcoming publication opportunities. There will be no pressure or expectation on participants to submit their work to journals, competitions etc. – but if you do, there will be encouragement and support to help you weather the soul-churning storms of acceptance and rejection…

When: Tuesdays, 7 pm – 9:30 pm, Sept 14 & 28; Oct 12; Nov 2 & 16 & 30. Cost : €140. Early-bird: €120 before September 7.

Note: These are not critique workshops, but there may be opportunities for feedback and critique from other group members outside of the workshop setting.

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More about my Workshops:

I have been in writing groups in the past that were not so expertly directed as this one, groups that drifted nowhere in particular, and I soon dropped out of them. I’ll be staying with this writers’ workshop”  SL. Read more testimonials here.

Writing Workshops: In the past I have worked with established writing groups, community groups, Returned Development Workers, women’s groups, libraries, active age groups, primary school children and transition year students. Click here to read participants’ testimonials.

  • patAmherst Method Workshops: Do you want to write, but don’t know where to start? Have you ever held back from joining a writers’ group because you felt you weren’t a “real” writer? Or perhaps you’ve been writing for years, but now your words feel stale, or you’re low on inspiration? I am trained to lead writing workshops based on the Amherst Writers Method, described in “Writing Alone & With Others” by Pat Schneider, published by Oxford University Press. This writing workshop method is guaranteed to build confidence and to evoke original and surprising work, in both novice and more experienced writers.
  • Craft and Critique: In the past I have offered Craft and Critique workshops where the emphasis is on the development of writing skills through constructive critique, feedback and tailored craft exercises. The focus of these workshops can be non-genre specific, or focused primarily on poetry, fiction or memoir, depending on the interests of participants.