What do we do?

Participants read from their own work, either a poem, short story or extract from a novel or play and then receive feedback from the group.  The emphasis in the workshop is on constructive feedback.  Participants are welcome to attend without reading themselves but you’ll have much more fun if you read yourself. We ask participants to bring copies of the work they plan on reading.

A fee of €5 per person (€3 concessions) is charged to cover costs. The fee for the prose meetings is €6 (€4 concession).

Where do we meet?

Normally, we meet from 7.30 pm to 10.00 pm at Christ Church’s committee room (via back entrance to the church) in the centre of Rathgar Village for the general meeting. Prose meetings are held in the Christ Church community centre’s Highfield rooom, Rathgar Village from 7.30 p.m. to 10 p.m. Meetings are not happening at present due to the pandemic. Please keep an eye on this website for updates on when meetings will resume.

For more information please contact James Conway on 086 – 40255 78.

When do we meet?

  • General meetings are normally held every second Thursday.
  • Prose-only meetings are normally held one Monday a month, usually the last Monday of the month.

Latest News

Update: January 2021
Happy New Year to all our members.
Though we have been unable to meet over the past eleven months because of the pandemic, our members have been busy writing, getting published and having their work recognised in competitions.
Among the achievements have been:
  • Publication by Colm Hearn of his novel ‘Fionn the Reviver’ on Amazon. You can find it online at: https://www.amazon.co.uk/Fionn-Reviver-Colm-Hearne/dp/B08QT6Q8PF/ref=tmm_pap_swatch_0?_encoding=UTF8&qid=&sr=
  • Christine Broe was a finalist in the Trócaire Poetry Competition.
  • In the Jonathan Swift Competition, Susan Flynn and Colum Clarke were Highly Commended in the prose section. Eithne Cavanagh and James Conway were both Highly Commended and Commended in the poetry section.
  • In the Francis Ledwidge Poetry Competition, Peter Carvill and Eithne Cavanagh were Commended and James Conway was Highly commended.
  • Mary Guckian had three poems published in News Four and her work (‘A letter’) was aired on radio.
  • Tom MacMahon had a poem published in News 4 and had a piece accepted in Ireland’s Own.
  • James Conway had a poem published in The Honest Ulsterman.
  • Susan Flynn, Mary Guckian, Christine Broe, Eithne Cavanagh, Tom MacMahon and James Conway featured in the SiarScéal Anthology 2020.
  • Dominic O’Neill is working on a second outing of his stage play ‘The Burning of Bridget Cleary’
  • Anthony O’Donovan is on his second year of a Creative Writing degree.
  • James Conway’s story ‘The Winston’ is included in January’s Ireland’s Own’s New Year Annual 2021.
  • Brid Fitzpatrick’s short story ‘The price of a sausage’ was  published  by News Four . Her Poem ‘Lockdown’ was published by Hail Happenings. Her two books are selling well.
If you’re in the workshop and have a recent achievement you’d like to share do let us know.
We hope to have a short meeting via Zoom in February. Keep an eye on this webpage for more details.

For further details contact: James Conway –  086 4025578

or e-mail: rathmines.ww@gmail.com