Creative Clinics at the Irish Writers Centre

On Saturday 24th May, I’ll be running a series of one-hour consultancy sessions as part of the Irish Writer’s Centre’s new Creative Clinics initiative. These one-to-one sessions are aimed at aspiring playwrights and are ideal for anyone looking for advice on how to develop their work, where to send their play, and on what kinds of opportunities there are out there for playwrights. I’m hoping the participants will come away feeling inspired and re-energised!

There are some places still available. Please do spread the word to any interested parties! More info and booking here:



Saturday 24th May + Sat 7th June

10.30am – 4.30pm
Duration: 1 Day

Cost: €85/€75 Members

We’re giving writers at all stages of their professional development the opportunity to book a one-hour slot with an experienced, published writer. You can use it to discuss any aspect of your work as a writer: to get a professional opinion on an idea or concept, to address a specific problem, to get an assessment of and feedback on a sample piece of text, or to seek industry advice.

Your chosen author will review a small sample of your work in advance (1,000 words) whether that be a synopsis, sample text, script treatment, or a summary of the issue to be addressed. The author may, if you wish, take further time during the hour to read more of your work before feeding back and offering advice. Consultations are strictly limited to one hour, but arrangements may be made for ongoing consultations.

The following writers will cover these chosen areas.

Celine Kiernan

Sci-fi / Fantasy

24th MAY

Sean O’Reilly

Fiction & Short Stories

24th MAY

Jessica Traynor

Theatre script

24th MAY

Lauren McKenzie

Film & TV script

24th MAY

Louise Phillips

Crime / Thriller (2 dates)

24th MAY & 7th JUN

Henry McDonald


7th JUN

Oisín McGann

Children’s Writing

7th JUN

Conor Kostick

Rights & Contracts

7th JUN


There are three slots available with each writer, which are:

10.30AM – 11.30AM
11.45AM – 12.45PM
1.30PM – 2.30PM


For more information on these clinics and to book a slot, please call 01 8721302.




The Bee-Loud Glade

Just a quick post to say that Summerhill Moon, one of my poems from If Ever You Go will be featured as part of the Bee-Loud Glade’s slot on Arena this Friday night on RTE Radio from 7. Have a listen, I’m really interested to see what they’ll do with it and the other poems they’ve chosen.

Here’s a link to their Facebook page to give you an idea of the kind of things they get up to: