Writing Workshop – The Molly Keane House, Ardmore, Co. Waterford

News of my next One-Day Writing Workshop

Venue: The Molly Keane House, Ardmore, Co. Waterford
Date: Sunday, 30th June 2013 from 10.30am to 5pm
Fee: €70
Molly Keane's House
‘When you lift the gate and walk down the steps into Molly Keane’s house in Ardmore you know you are coming down into a creative lair, into an eagle’s nest, into a writer’s heaven.’ poet Thomas McCarthy

I am excited at the prospect of bringing together in this workshop the influence of two special women. The first is the writer Molly Keane whose home this was and where she wrote her most famous novel, the Booker nominated ‘Good Behaviour’ and others.

Good Behaviour

Next is Pat Schneider, founder of Amherst Writers & Artists, whose books Writing Alone and With Others’ and How The Light Gets In: Writing as Spiritual Practice’, are both powerful and influential books about the importance of the process of writing. The method devised and developed by Pat informs all of my work with writers, beginners and those more experienced, and the results continue to surprise and delight me, as well as the participants, at each workshop.


During the workshop you will write in this ‘cottage hanging above Ardmore Bay’, with its stunning sea views. You will benefit from the stimulation and support of other writers in what Pat Schneider calls ‘necessary companionship’, and allow your pen to reveal that which was never really lost, but simply obscured. ‘The strangest objects were lost and found, as well as the most ordinary’ is a line from the novel Good BehaviourSo it will be with your writing.

This workshop is non genre specific – you are free to write and experiment in whatever form you wish.

If you wish to inquire about booking a place on this workshop please get in touch with me through the contact page. Below are the contact details for some local B & Bs – you might be tempted to extend your stay in Ardmore and enjoy the cliff walks and the beauty and heritage of this seaside village. 

Cush 024 94474

Summerhill 024 92682

Duncrone 024 94860

Do feel free to pass this information on to anyone you know who might be interested. 

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