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"Anyone thinking about attending a Niall Williams writing workshop should stop thinking and get it booked."
– John in Scotland

Read more about what the participants thought...


After the success of several Creative Writing Workshops during earlier years, Niall and Christine conducted another successful workshop in April, 2017. Thirteen writers attended from the around the world. 


                       Autumn 2017 

If interested, please write to:  kiltumperbooks at  Niall keeps the workshops to a minimum of 12 writers. Places book early . Email, or fill out the contact form, below and we will get back to you.  The writing workshops run over three days, are non residential but details of a full range of accommodations will be provided. Full lunches and tea breaks are included in the course fee.



Keeping Faith or Making a Beginning
The workshops will revolve around establishing and maintaining true narrative voice. Participants are invited to send short samples (3000-5000 words) of their work in advance. Courses are a blend of group work with exercises, and well as individual sessions with Niall.

The workshops will also cater to new writers who are struggling to find a voice in fiction. Topics included different narrative approaches and styles, helping writers to identify their own way of story-telling.  

The combination of established writers and beginning writers participating int he workshops together has worked well for all to date. 

Here is a comment from a writer who attended the November 2017 workshop.

"I’ve just got back from an extraordinary three days of deep learning at one of Niall Williams’ workshops for writers. Not every inspiring author is an inspiring teacher - but Niall Williams teaches with the same combination of sensitivity and precision with which he writes.  Over the carefully planned sessions, his insight into the craft of writing penetrated sharply, giving us the tools with which to sculpt our own work. Niall gave tirelessly of himself in every session, creating an atmosphere of profound acceptance and respect into which we wrote and critiqued with clear and transformative goals. He and his wife, Christine, provided a backdrop of warm hospitality, peppered with delicious convivial meals in their home.  You will come away changed as a writer."




Kiltumper Cottage
The aim of the writing workshops is to encourage writers in the tranquil surrounding of Kiltumper where Niall and Christine have been writing for thirty years. Christine prepares full course lunches and provides tea and cakes for 2 tea-breaks per day. (All diets catered for.) 





If you are interested in attending any of these workshops, please use our online Contact form. A checkbox is provided to indicate your interest.



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