Writing Workshops


Kiltumper Garden

The next Kiltumper Writing Workshop will take place at the charming Old Ground Hotel in Ennis, County Clare from Friday evening the 22nd of March to Monday the 25th. 

About the Workshop:

The three-day workshop begins with a Meet & Greet on Friday evening and the first session starts on Saturday at 9:30 and finishes on Monday at 4 pm.

Each session is devoted to a different aspect of the craft of fiction, Character, Setting, Plot, Dialogue, Point-of-View, and Style, and divided into three parts. In the first part, Niall gives a directed talk on the chosen topic, using examples from classic literature, and outlining his understanding of how this aspect of fiction works, and why. In the second part, he assigns a writing exercise, tightly focused on the topic, and gives participants to 30 mins to complete it. In the third part, some participants are asked to read their exercise assignment, and Niall gives directed feedback. 

The fee for the workshop in March is €485.00 Places can be secured  HERE

Balance of workshop can be paid HERE.

A writer who attended one of the workshops in Kiltumper, secured an agent, got a publishing deal and was nominated for the Costa Awards for debut novel! 

“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.” –

Joanna Glen, bestselling author of the Costa Nominated THE OTHER HALF OF AUGUSTA HOPE, London

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