Poetry: the Art and the Craft – Saturday Nov 23, 11 am – 5 pm, Kinlough, Co Leitrim.

writing handA day of reading, writing and revising poetry. All you need bring with you is your notebook and a curious mind. If you have a poem – max 20 lines – you’d like to receive feedback on, bring 10 copies to the workshop.

Cost: €60 / Early Bird €50 before Nov 17.

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Kinlough, Co Leitrim, Autumn 2019

Writing: the Art and the Craft       Fortnightly, Tuesdays 7 – 10 PM



Interested in writing fiction, memoir or creative non-fiction? Develop your prose-writing skills through tailored exercises, guidance on craft, constructive critique and insightful feedback. This workshop is intended primarily for those who are working towards publication.

Tuesdays, Sep 10 & 24; Oct 8 & 22; Nov 5 & 19; Dec 3.          Min 6 / Max 9 participants

Full Cost for 7 sessions = €130

Early bird, before Sept 2 = €110:

Women Writing Together – – Fortnightly, Wednesdays, 7 – 9:30 PM

64-roman-terentia-ou-terenzia-gold-hairnet-imperial-period-pompeii-from-wikimedia-commonsExplore your creativity and develop confidence in your voice by writing with other women in a warm and encouraging environment. If you are new to creative writing,  or if you want to use the workshop time to explore your voice, experiment with different genres and styles and write new work, then this Amherst method workshop is for you.

Wednesdays, Sep 11 & 25; Oct 9 & 23; Nov 6 & 20; Dec 4.     Min 6 / Max 11 participants. Cost for 7 sessions: €110 Early bird before Sept 2 : €95

Poetry: the Art and the Craft          Fortnightly on Thursdays 7 – 10 PM

If you’re iGutenberg Pressnterested in developing your skills as a poet, this is the workshop for you. You will spend time reading and learning from established poets, writing new work, and revising your poems through constructive critique and insightful feedback. 

Thursday, Sep 12 & 26; Oct 10 & 24; Nov 7 & 21; Dec 5 Min 6 / Max 9 participants  Cost for 7 sessions = €130 Early bird before Sept 2 €110:
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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 pre-existing writing groups, community groups, Returned Development Workers, women’s groups, libraries, active age groups and transition year students. Click here to read participants’ testimonials. If you would like me to lead a one-off or a series of workshops with your writing group or your community group, please contact me.

  • Craft and Critique: I offer Craft and Critique workshops for writers working towards publication, 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.
  • 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.