Date: May 6, 2023

Time: 11.00am - 1.00pm

Duration: 10 Weeks

Cost: €5 (€3 Members / €0 Unwaged)

In-person/online? Online

Course Overview:

Join seasoned facilitators Mark Granier and Jean O’Brien every Saturday for two hours of creative writing exercises with feedback on your work. Share your life experiences through new pieces of poetry or prose – and do it well in English. This course is perfect for non-native English speakers with an interest in creative writing. Some proficiency in English is recommended.


Sat March 4: Mark Granier
Sat March 11: Jean O’Brien
Sat March 25: Jean O’Brien
Sat April 1: Mark Granier
Sat April 15: Mark Granier
Sat April 22: Jean O’Brien
Sat May 6: Mark Granier
Sat May 13: Jean O’Brien
Sat May 20: Mark Granier
Sat May 27: Jean O’Brien

Jean O’Brien is an award-winning poet with an M.Phil in Creative Writing from Trinity College Dublin. She is vastly experienced as a workshop facilitator and has six books to her name. Her awards include the Fish International, the Arvon International and a Katherine and Patrick Kavanagh Fellowship in 2017. Jean teaches a Masters Degree program with Carlow College, Pittsburgh, USA.

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Mark Granier is a poet and photographer based in Bray, Co Wicklow. He has published five poetry collections, the most recent being Ghostlight: New & Selected Poems (Salmon Poetry, 2017). His awards include the Vincent Buckley Poetry Prize and two Patrick and Katherine Kavanagh Poetry Fellowships. He has an MA in Poetry/Creative Writing and has taught for University College Dublin’s Lifelong Learning department for many years.

This is an Irish Writers Centre initiative made possible with funding from

Dublin City Council Arts Office.