New Term!

My new term of weekly writing classes for children, teenagers and adults begins the week of Monday 13th January. The full schedule is available here

My Creative Writing courses suit children (from about seven or eight years), to teenagers and adults of all ages. Weekly classes take place in Skerries Mills, Donabate Community Centre, St. Oliver Plunkett School in Malahide, Appplewood Community Centre in Swords, and Scoil Mhuire in  Howth. Term classes run in blocks of seven or eight weeks from January to March. A new eight week term will begin after that in late March.

Children begin attending my classes from about eight years old (seven year olds are welcome if they can write at least one half page independently).  Many children attend classes term after term, year after year, building on what they have learned, exploring new material and expanding their knowledge and writing skills. After attending my writing classes for several terms, children tend do extremely well in English in secondary school. Some students have won national writing competitions and had stories published.

I teach children who are mad about stories and writing, gifted children, children with learning disabilities, such as dyslexia and dysgraphia, and every type of child in between

My focus is on having fun, letting the creative side run free and teaching the many skills of writing fiction.  Last term we published a book of short stories which we sold in aid of Crumlin Hospital and this term (those who wish to) will submit stories to Listowel Writers’ Week Short Story Competition.

To book a place on a writing course, please go to

Here is  a picture of some wonderful budding writers who took part in my Magical Winter Tales Writing Workshop in Skerries Mills yesterday.