Date: June 18, 2022

Time: 10.30am - 4.30pm

Duration: 1 Day

Level: Professional Development |

Cost: €80 (€72 Members)

This workshop will take place in-person at the Irish Writers Centre building.

Course Summary:

A writing life is one of risk taking. Each time we take up the pen, we step into the unknown. As Brené Brown says: as a creative, every day you wake up, you walk into the dark. But we can navigate our way with the right maps and mindset, trusting our inner compass and the power of language to light up the path for us. Whether you’re looking to navigate your way to a more committed and fulfilling writing life or are struggling to move forward with a particular writing project, this interactive, experiential course is for you.


Course Outline:

Over the course of this one-day course, participants will learn about the key principles of systemic mapping*

  • Time
  • Place
  • Exchange

and will practice in groups and individually, the skill of mapping.

*Using the framework outlined in ‘Systemic Coaching & Constellations’ by John Whittington

Course Outcomes:

Participants will come away from the course with foundational mapping skills to support them in navigating their writing life and/or a writing project.

Anne Tannam is a Professional Certified Coach (PCC) who helps writers to design and sustain flourishing writing practices. She regularly runs workshops and clinics online and across the country. For more on Anne’s coaching, visit

Anne has published three poetry collections, the latest ‘Twenty-six Letters of a New Alphabet’ was published with Salmon Poetry in July 2021. For more on Anne’s poetry, visit