Literary Festival Workshops 2020

Ever since the Festival’s inception in the late 1990s, workshops for adults have been at the heart of the programme.  Encouraging both novice and experienced writers, they cover many areas of the discipline from how to get published to how to get past page one.

Billy Ramsell's Poetry workshopOur five-day workshops, still quite unique among Irish literary festivals, provide week-long opportunities for development and intensive learning not possible in one sitting.  Yet another highlight is the Editor-in-residence whose one-to-one sessions are proving very popular.



In 2020, due to the restrictions brought by COVID-19, our workshops were successfully moved online.

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2020 Workshop Schedule

Past Events

ONLINE: Essays, Life-Writing and Memoir with Rachel Andrews

5 x 2 hour workshops, 11am to 1pm GMT Mondays
Dates 29 June to 27 July 2020
Time 11:00 am
Location Zoom
Admission €112

ONLINE: Words Allowed: Teenage Writers with Dave Lordan and E.R. Murray

Ages 14-17 - 10 x 1.5 hour workshops, Tuesdays and Thursdays 10-11.30am GMT
Dates 30 June to 30 July 2020
Time 10:00 am
Location Zoom
Admission €65

ONLINE: Travel Writing with Claire Nelson

4 x 2 hour workshops, 10am to 12pm GMT Mondays and Thursdays
Dates 13 July to 23 July 2020
Time 10:00 am
Location Zoom
Admission €112

ONLINE: Get Your Short Story In Shape with Cynan Jones

Daily online sessions
Dates 13 July to 17 July 2020
Duration 5 days
Location Zoom
Admission €112

ONLINE: Novel Writing with Paul McVeigh

Sessions twice daily 11am-12.30 pm and 3-4pm GMT
Dates 13 July to 17 July 2020
Location Zoom
Admission €112

Poetry Writing with Jane Clarke

8 workshops from 2pm IST Wednesdays
Dates 28 October to 16 December 2020
Time 2:00 pm
Location Online
Admission €225

Online Crime-Writing Workshop with Catherine Ryan Howard

Dates 7 December to 11 December 2020
Time 7:00 pm
Location Zoom
Admission €225

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