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A one-day creative writing workshop with Brian Leyden

Sat 28 Sept, 2024,
10.30am – 4.30pm
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Date Sat 28 Sept, 2024, 10.30am – 4.30pm
Location Hawk's Well Theatre
Price €50
A photograph of Brian Leyden

In this all-day writing workshop Brian Leyden will be looking again at the art and craft of writing. His aim will be to help you write with a personal sense of purpose by exploring the merits of fiction, non-fiction, and poetry. And when we talk about story, what do we mean by genre, theme, voice, style, plot, story-arc, development, turning points, reversals, pace, tension, and resolution?

The workshop will give new and more experienced writers the tools they need to pursue their own writing and story making in a more informed way. The goal will be to produce a piece of writing by the end of the day.

Known for his highly regarded creative writing workshops with the Hawk’s Well over many years, and for his trademark enthusiasm and insight, this promises once again to be an illuminating, playful, informative, and productive event.


Brian Leyden
is a novelist, short story writer, memoirist, playwright, screenwriter, librettist, and editor. Remember Me, his most recent one-act stage play premiered in May 2023 at the Hawk’s Well Theatre. Published work includes the bestselling memoir, The Home Place, the novels, Death and Plenty and Summer of ’63, the short story collections, Departures and Sweet Old World: New & Selected Stories. He is the co-writer of the feature film, Black Ice, currently on Netflix. His fiction and essays have been widely anthologised and broadcast. With new work in Winter Papers 8, ed. Kevin Barry and Olivia Smith, and Sunday Miscellany: A Selection 2018-2023, ed. Sarah Benchy. His new novel is Love These Days.


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