June 22, 2024



€5 (€3 IWC members, free for unwaged)

Location: Online

This session will take place on Saturday 22 June, 2024 online (one session in total).

Please note you must be 18 years of age or older to attend. 

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Join writer and facilitator Fíona Bolger online for two hours of creative writing exercises in a supportive workshop environment. Share your thoughts and life experiences through new pieces of poetry or prose in a variety of genres.

New Irish Communities was established in 2015 by the Irish Writers Centre and is funded by Dublin City Council. The mission of the group is to create access for non-native English speakers to write creatively in English. These sessions are ideal for beginner and emerging writers.

How does New Irish Communities work?

Each stand alone session lasts two hours and will consist of the following:

• Creative writing exercises

• Close readings

• Group discussion

• Critique and feedback of work

• Recommended reading

New Irish Communities is a space for writers to make connections and learn to write creatively with an experienced facilitator.

Please note, it is not necessary to have attended any previous New Irish Communities sessions to join in, but it is necessary to sign up.

Fióna Bolger is a poet and creative facilitator. She has worked both in Ireland and abroad with new and more experienced writers, offering spaces to experiment and build confidence. Her facilitation and creative practice focus on plurilingualism, using all the words in your head. She has worked with multilingual, migrant and Traveller writers over the past few years. Her practice is rooted in a trauma informed, anti-racist pedagogy.


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