One-to-One Mentoring

One-to-One Mentoring

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.

The current panel is made up of the following writers:

Non-Fiction, Feature Writing and Short Story Fiction, Non-Fiction, Poetry Young Adult Fiction​
Adam Wyeth Poetry, Fiction, Plays, Memoirs.
Afric McGlinchey Poetry, Fiction.
Aiden O'Reilly Novels and Short Fiction.
Amanda Bell Poetry, Children’s, Japanese Form Poetry.
Andrea Carter Crime Fiction.
Andrew Hughes Fiction, Historical Fiction, and Crime Writing. 
Angela T. Carr Poetry.
Anne Tannam Poetry.
Annette Skade Poetry
Bernie McGill Literary Fiction, Historical Fiction, Short Stories.
Billy O'Callaghan Novels, Short Stories.
Ciaran Buckley Historical Non-fiction, Journalism.
Claire Savage Feature writing/journalism, Children's fiction, Fantasy Fiction.
Colin Dardis Poetry.
Colin Murphy Playwriting, Documentary-drama, Screenwriting.
Conor Kostick Fiction and Non-Fiction
Csilla Toldy Scriptwriting, Poetry, Memoir, Fiction
David Butler Fiction
Declan Burke Crime, Mystery & Detective Fiction.
Denise Blake Poetry.
Dermot Davis Fiction, Screenwriting, and Playwriting
Diarmuid Fitzgerald Haiku, Poetry
Enda Coyle-Greene Poetry
Felicity McCall Literary Fiction , Non-Fiction, Short Stories and Young Adult
Ferdia MacAnna Film, TV, Comedy writing
Fiona O'Rourke Fiction, Novel and Short, Beginners.
Gerard Beirne Novels, Short Stories and Poetry.
Henry McDonald Memoir, Journalism, Feature Writing and Freelance Journalism
Jean O'Brien Poetry
Jessica Traynor Poetry, Playwriting.
Joanne Zebedee Fiction, Science Fiction, Fantasy.
June Caldwell Feature Writing, Biography and Short Story
Kate Beaufoy Historical Fiction
Kate Ennals Poetry, Fiction
Kate Thompson Women's Commercial Fiction
Kelly Creighton Short Fiction and Novels (Crime and Literary Fiction).
Léan Cullinan Novels
Lindsay J. Sedgwick Screenwriting for TV and Film, and Playwriting
Lissa Oliver Novels, Thrillers, Adult Fiction.
Louise Phillips Crime Writing
Manchán Magan Travel writing, non-fiction, freelance feature journalism.
Maria McManus Poetry and Prose
Marion Reynolds Literary Fiction, Historical Fiction, Memoir and Short Stories
Mark Granier Poetry
Mary Montague Poetry.
Matt Hayward Fiction (Novels).
Mia Gallagher Fiction
Michael J. Farrell Literary Fiction and Non-Fiction
Mirjana Rendulic Playwriting.
Moyra Donaldson Poetry, Fiction
Neil Hegarty Fiction, Creative Non-Fiction, Biography, Memoir, Ghostwriting.
Niamh Boyce Novels (all genres), Short Fiction.
Nicole Mary Kelby Fiction and Non-Fiction
Nuala O'Connor Fiction, Literary Fiction, Historical Fiction, Short Fiction.
Oisin McGann Science Fiction, Fantasy, Children's and Young Adults' Fiction.
Pauline Clooney Short Story, Novel.
R.B. Kelly Fiction (Short Stories or Novel Length), Specialism in Science Fiction
Rachael Weiss Memoir and Fiction
Roisín O'Donnell Short Story.
Rónán MacDubhghaill Fiction and Non-Fiction.
Sarah Webb Children's Literature
Sean Hardie Comedy and Satire for TV and Film. Prose Fiction and Non-Fiction
Sean Williams General Fiction, Science Fiction, Fantasy, Children’s Literature, Young Adult Fiction, Short Stories, Flash Fiction.
Shauna Gilligan Novels and Short Fiction.
Shirley McMillan Young Adult Fiction
Simon Solomon Poetry, Prose, and Academic Theses in the Humanities
Sue Leonard Feature Writing, Freelance Journalism, Ghostwriting, and Memoir.
Susan Stairs Novels and Short Stories.
Tom Sigafoos General Fiction, Crime Fiction, Creative Nonfiction, Memoir.

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.


€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 Skype 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


For further information, booking, and terms and conditions, please contact Arnold Fanning, Reception Administrator, at 00353 1 8721302.