One-to-One Mentoring

Helping you make your writing as good as it can be

Are you struggling to complete your novel or could you use a trained eye to help you finish your book of poetry?

Have you got a film script underway that needs a professional point of view or perhaps you’re working to complete a collection of short fiction?

The Irish Writers Centre has developed a panel of Professional Members who are published and experienced authors or industry professionals acting as mentors to help you make your writing as good as it can be. This initiative is aimed at intermediate and advanced level writers looking for professional input. Our Mentoring list is currently at capacity. Please note that Mentees must be over 18 to apply.

One-to-One Mentoring

Our Current Panel

Aiden O’Reilly

Fiction: Novels and Short Stories

aidenoreilly.com

Alice Coghlan

Playwriting, Play Development and Directing

www.wonderlandtheatre.com

Amanda Bell

Poetry, Children’s, Japanese Form Poetry

clearasabellwritingservices.ie

Anne Tannam

Poetry

www.annetannampoetry.ie

Anthony J Quinn

Crime Fiction, Historical Fiction, and Memoir

www.anthonyjquinnwriter.com

Bernie McGill

Literary Fiction, Historical Fiction, Short Stories

berniemcgill.com

Caelainn Hogan

Feature Writing, Longform Journalism, Creative Nonfiction

caelainnhogan.wordpress.com

Ciaran Buckley

Historical Non-fiction, Journalism

ciaranbuckley.wordpress.com

Colin Murphy

Playwriting, Documentary-drama, Screenwriting

www.lisarichardscreatives.co.uk

Conor Kostick

Fiction and Non-Fiction

en.wikipedia.org

Csilla Toldy

Scriptwriting, Poetry, Memoir, Fiction

www.csillatoldy.co.uk

David Butler

Fiction

en.wikipedia.org

Deirdre Cartmill

Poetry and Screenwriting

www.laganpress.co

Enda Coyle Greene

Poetry

www.dedaluspress.com

Enda Wyley

Poetry

www.dedaluspress.com

Felicity McCall

Literary Fiction, Non-Fiction, Short Stories and Young Adult

littleisland.ie

Ferdia MacAnna

Film, TV, Comedy writing

www.sdgi.ie

Fióna Bolger

Poetry, Plurilingual Writing, Plurilocal Writing

www.fionabolgerpoetry.com

Fiona O’Rourke

Fiction, Short Story, Beginners

about.me

Gerard Beirne

Novels, Short Stories and Poetry

en.wikipedia.org

Jean O’Brien

Poetry

www.poetryireland.ie

Jessica Traynor

Poetry, Playwriting

www.jessicatraynor.com

June Caldwell

Feature Writing, Biography and Short Story

www.newisland.ie

Kate Ennals

Poetry, Fiction

kateennals.com

Kelly Creighton

Short Fiction and Novels (Crime and Literary Fiction)

kellycreighton.com

Léan Cullinan

Novels

www.leancullinan.com

Liza Costello

Short Stories, Novels, Poetry

www.lizacostello.com

Lissa Oliver

Novels, Thrillers, Adult Fiction

www.lissaoliver.ie

Louise Phillips

Crime Writing

www.louise-phillips.com

Manchán Magan

Travel writing, non-fiction, freelance feature journalism

www.manchan.com

Marcel Krueger

Creative Non-Fiction, Including Memoir, Essays, Travel and Place Writing

marcel-krueger.squarespace.com

Maria McManus

Poetry and Prose

www.poetryireland.ie

Mark Granier

Poetry

en.wikipedia.org

Mary-Jane Holmes

Poetry, Flash Fiction and Short Story

mary-janeholmes.com

Mary Rose Callaghan

Short stories, literary novels and memoirs

en.wikipedia.org

Mary Montague

Poetry

www.poetryireland.ie

Mia Gallagher

Fiction

www.newisland.ie

Maureen Boyle

Poetry and Memoir

www.johnhewittsociety.org

Moyra Donaldson

Poetry, Fiction

www.laganpress.co

Neil Hegarty

Fiction, Creative Non-Fiction, Biography, Memoir, Ghostwriting

www.neilhegarty.com

Niamh Boyce

Novels (all genres), Short Fiction

niamhboyce.blogspot.com

Nuala O’Connor

Fiction, Literary Fiction, Historical Fiction, Short Fiction

nualaoconnor.com

Oisin McGann

Science Fiction, Fantasy, Children’s and Young Adults’ Fiction

oisinmcgann.com

R.B. Kelly

Fiction (Short Stories or Novel Length), Specialism in Science Fiction

www.rbkelly.co.uk

Rónán MacDubhghaill

Fiction and Non-Fiction

www.northwordsnow.co.uk

Sarah Webb

Children’s Literature

www.sarahwebb.info

Sean Hardie

Comedy and Satire for TV and Film. Prose Fiction and Non-Fiction

www.seanhardieart.com

Shauna Gilligan

Novels and Short Fiction

shaunagilliganwriter.com

Shirley McMillan

Young Adult Fiction

shirleyannemcmillan.com

Siobhán Mannion

Fiction, Short Stories and Writing for Radio

www.siobhanmannion.com

Sue Leonard

Feature Writing, Freelance Journalism, Ghostwriting, and Memoir

www.suejleonard.com

Susan Stairs

Novels and Short Stories

www.susanstairs.com

Tom Sigafoos

General Fiction, Crime Fiction, Creative Nonfiction, Memoir

tomsigafoos.wordpress.com

Prices

Fiction | Non-fiction | Screenwriting | Playwriting

€225 – up to 10,000 words read in advance, 300 word report, followed by 1.5 hour one-to-one meeting.

€275 – up to 15,000 words read in advance, 300 word report, followed by 1.5 hour one-to-one meeting.

€325 – up to 20,000 words read in advance, 300 word report, followed by 1.5 hour one-to-one meeting.


Poetry

€225 – Up to 240 lines of poetry read in advance, 300 word report, followed by 1.5 hour one-to-one meeting.


Further Details

  • Meetings can be on a once-off basis or repeated over time
  • Meetings can be in person, or by Zoom or phone if agreed in advance with the mentee
  • The wordcount can include a one page synopsis, a treatment, or character breakdown depending on the form.

Booking Form

To submit a booking enquiry, please complete the form below or for further information, please email info@writerscentre.ie.
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