Writing Workshops

Writing Workshops

Our writing workshops give everyone an opportunity to experience the joy of words and stories, no matter what your life circumstances are.


Children’s Writing Workshops


WriteWords offers writing workshops for children aged from seven to twelve. These fun, themed workshops tie in with major school holidays like Easter, summer, Halloween and Christmas as well as mid-term workshops. We’ve branched out into offering these workshops online, so people can take part via Zoom from every corner of Ireland – and the world. Your children will create characters, travel through time into weird and wonderful worlds, and enjoy a feast for the senses. Along the way, they’ll learn valuable storytelling and language skills. We also offer workshops in primary schools and we’ll fit our material and the length of the workshops to suit your school’s timetable and needs.


Writing in the Community


WriteWords is proud to deliver creative writing workshops to a variety of community organisations. These workshops aim to help people experience the power of words and story, regardless of age, background and ability. We’ll create workshops that are tailored to your organisation and its service users We have worked in library and hospital settings, but we specialise in working with people with disabilities. Organisations we have collaborated with include Waterford Intellectual Disability Association, the National Council for the Blind, Waterford Healing Arts Trust and Waterford Libraries.


Online Writing Workshops


In this brave new world we’re now living in, WriteWords is delighted to bring you online Zoom creative writing courses. We’ll deliver six two-hour creative writing modules, each one concentrating on a different storytelling skill, such as character creation, plotting and point of view. At the end of the course, you’ll be invited to submit a short piece of writing and receive feedback on it. Each session will be recorded, so you can take part in them live or at your leisure. We can adapt these courses to the needs of an organisation. For example, we showed members of the Irish Ethical Celebrants Society how to use creative writing to make a splash in their ceremonies.


If you’d like to work with Derbhile on a one-to-one basis, online or in the real world, check out her Writing Consultancy services.