Creative Writing workshops

Are you passionate about writing and eager to develop your creative writing skills? Look no further! We are excited to host a series of writing workshops to help you out. Whether you are a beginner or an experienced writer, these events are designed to cater to all skill levels. Our instructors will guide you through various writing techniques, genres, and styles. Furthermore, you will have the chance to connect with fellow writers, forming a supportive community that fosters growth and inspiration. Unleash your creativity and embark on an exciting journey of self-expression and storytelling by joining one of our FREE creative writing workshops.

There’s a Book in All of Us 

If you're looking to craft a captivating family memoir or an enthralling psychological thriller, look no further than Anthony Viney's self-publishing workshop. His expertise is guaranteed to equip you with the necessary tools to bring your literary vision to life.

Mullingar Library
7th Oct 10-1pm
Booking Essential

Unleash your inner darkness!

Join our thrilling workshop designed for adult writers seeking to explore the spine-chilling realm of Horror. Get ready to unravel the secrets that make this genre truly unique, its aims and objectives, and the essential ingredients for crafting a bone-chilling tale.

Online Event
26th Oct 7 - 8pm
Booking Essential

Anthony Viney will take you through the self-publishing process from first draft to self-publishing your book. Marketing , costs and using social media platforms is also included. Audience participation and practical exercises will be encouraged. So, if you think ‘there may be a book in you’, this workshop is a must.

Castlepollard Library
12th October 6-7.30pm
Booking Essential

Author Visits!

Local author James Hannon will be visiting Westmeath Libraries for a fun filled morning where James will do a reading from his new book as well as sharing insights into his work and characters.

Moate Library - 14th Oct at 10.30am
All welcome

Kilbeggan Library - 14th Oct at 11.30am
All welcome

Castlepollard Library - 21st Oct at 11am
All welcome

Poetry as Commemoration

During two 2-hour workshops, one week apart, participants will engage with and respond historical documents related to the War of Independence & the Civil War. Afterwards they will be invited to submit their writing to a special Poetry as Commemoration archive which will be housed in UCD Special Collections. 

Aidan Heavey Library, Athlone
17th & 24th October
Click here to book

Stay tuned

Missed out on spaces at our events? Follow us on social media

or subscribe to our monthly newsletter and you'll always know what's happening in Westmeath Libraries