We are sorry to announce that all courses and events have been cancelled for the year 2020 due to Covid 19 restrictions. We hope to see you in the new year. Follow our page to keep up to date.

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All Trinity College lectures have been cancelled, and so has our March course in Amber Springs, in an attempt to reduce the damage this terrible virus is doing. Please be considerate to the more vulnerable members of our society and help stop the spread of the virus.

Claire Keegan in Conversation

Mar 20, 2020 – Mar 20, 2020

Claire Keegan is one of Ireland's most celebrated writers. The author of Antarctica (1999), Walk the Blue Fields (2007), and Foster (2010), her stories have been published in The New Yorker, Best American Short Stories, Granta, and The Paris Review, among other places, and her work has won numero...

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Another manuscript-based workshop in Dublin city centre has come and passed, and everyone has learnt so much! Not just about how to improve the stories they brought along, but also how to read with more attention and use that reading to improve their writing. There were laughs, biscuits, anecdote...

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What’s the Point in Talking?

Aug 24, 2020 – Oct 25, 2020

In response to many requests, Claire Keegan will be directing another weekend on writing dialogue. She will argue that human speech is full of casual and consequential misunderstanding, that some of what we (or our characters) say is not what we wish to say or reveal or realise — or hear. She wil...

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Manuscript-based Workshop with Claire Keegan
Carmelite Centre, Aungier Street, Dublin city centre

From 9.45am to 5pm on April 24, 2020
This is a unique opportunity to show your work to an internationally renowned author. Participants should present a 3,000-word manuscript ten days before the wor...

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2 months ago
I attended Claire’s classes at Trinity and always came away feeling inspired and encouraged. I find I come back to pieces of her advice regularly – about fattening up the text, being generous to the reader, and simply staying in my seat to get the work done.  – Sorcha Hamilton
- Sorcha H
5 months ago
Attending Claire's manuscript workshop was like a shot of adrenaline in the arm, lovingly administered. Claire gets to the heart of the matter in a way few others can, offering insights with candour and heartfelt generosity. I highly recommend Claire's workshops to anyone who is looking to develop their fiction writing.
- Mike A
4 months ago
I went to two of Claire’s courses. They were intense experiences, sitting with new perspectives, new ways of seeing, feeling things open up. I learnt things that stayed with me deeply: how having respect and compassion for the characters of your story elevates the work. How I needed to “go into the loss”, rather than avoid that difficult place. And much more. Before her courses, I thought just writing would eventually teach me how to write. Now I understand that I can learn so much more from reading, and how to do that. Before her courses, I didn’t feel confident about writing fiction, worrying I didn’t have the imagination. Now I have a new sense of solidity and trust. I trust the road I’m walking down now. So, a truly unique, invaluable experience, and highly recommended!
- Al C
Claire Keegan, author of Foster, Antarctica and Walk the Blue Fields, has been teaching in-depth, highly interactive fiction writing classes all over the world for many years. Informative and entertaining at once, these courses are of interest to writers, editors, and fiction lovers everywhere.

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