Start Your New Year with Creative Writing

The students from my Clonmel creative writing class have browbeaten me into doing another set of classes. They’ll be starting in January, with the hope of filling the people of Clonmel with the urge to pick up a pen.

If you or anyone else would like to come along, here are the details.

When’s it all happening? It starts on Thursday January 12th and will run until March 11th. Classes last for two hours, from 7.30 to 9.30 with a break for tea, munchies and top-quality conversation.

Where will I find it: In St Mary’s Pastoral Centre, Irishtown, Clonmel, in a room with a beautiful big wooden table that has plenty of space for writing and is surrounded by comfortable chairs.

Who should go: Anyone who loves words and has always fancied scribbling. Or people who have started to write and want to develop polished, full-length pieces.

What will happen: Good writing requires both thought and action. So the classes will be a mix of practical exercises designed to strengthen craft and workshops where people will discuss each other’s work and give feedback.

And then there’s that other little niggle.

How much is it? €80 for eight weeks.

How do I book: Call me, Derbhile, on 087 6959799 or email

The maximum number of people for the class is 15 and a few places have already been taken by my eager students, so book now to avoid disappointment.



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