Write In The City launches at the National Library!

Creative writing classes with Yvonne Cullen at Cafe Joly, National Library of Ireland

Introducing the most central, the most culturally located, the most caffeinated, and the tastiest creative writing classes, writing workshops and ‘Dublin- inspired’ creative writing experiences in town!


Autumn courses, classes and events:

Beginning on 22 October, for five consecutive Saturday mornings: Writers’ Workshop at Cafe Joly, National Library of Ireland 10 a.m. to noon. Fee: €125


Also from 22 October onwards for five consecutive Saturday lunchtimes: Teen Writers’ Workshop at Cafe Joly 12.30 p.m. to 2.30 p.m. built around a short ‘working lunch-break.’  Fee: €125


All classes are capped at ten participants.


WRITE IN THE CITY: The creative writing course inspired by the culture and fabric of Dublin city and by your Dublin stories. Comprising five Saturday sessions taking place on 26 November; 3 and 10 December; 7 and 14 January from 10 a.m. to 2.30 p.m. Tuition, discussion and readings of Dublin-inspired writing, visits to inspiring Dublin cultural locations, and convivial lunch at Cafe Joly accompanied with further creative writing guidance. You will also be given additional challenges to take away each week during this inspiring, fun and surprisingly intensive course. Fee for the five-week course: €250.  Also on offer for groups (by arrangement) are ‘Write in the City’ one-day events.


January 2012 plans:

Ten-week Saturday Morning Writing Workshop for Adults with some experience of writing. From 10 a.m. to noon. Fee: €240. Ten-week Saturday lunchtime Teen Writing Workshops from 12.30 p.m. to 2.30 p.m. Fee: €240. These courses will run from 28 January until early April 2012. Details of additional one-off, short afternoon sessions for Spring 2012 will be announced on the NLI website and on www.yvonnecullen.wordpress.com. Details also available by contacting writingcity@gmail.com or by calling 086 170 1418.


All classes are ‘capped’ at ten participants.


“…the best creative writing teacher in Dublin: her mission not to produce one Nobel Prize-winner and eleven nervous wrecks, but a happier, healthier relationship with your creativity.” Abie Philbin Bowman, The Dubliner Magazine. “Writes beautifully, and can pass on the skill.” Grace Garvey, The Irish Times



About Yvonne Cullen

Yvonne Cullen has taught writing in Ireland for twenty years. She is an award-winning poet and screenwriter.  Her first non-fiction book, SHOWTOWN is a love letter to Ireland’s Travelling Shows,  and the story of a unique Showpeoples’ neighbourhood here in Dublin.  SHOWTOWN will appear early in 2012. Yvonne is also working on a related TV documentary called WANDERING STARS.


THE WRITING TRAIN DIFFERENCE: Beginners’ and specialist courses from

tutor with outstanding track record and results.  A long-term writing  workshop option for developing writers. Stay as long as you need to!

A focus on your potential.

Regular writers’ parties and reading events where everybody makes the party!

Always-fair fees.

Lovely city centre venues plus

further classes in core tutor’s welcoming and book-filled home in Glasthule beside Sandycove Dart Station.


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3 Responses to Write In The City launches at the National Library!

  1. Niamh E says:

    Hi Yvonne, I was just wondering if there are any places left as I am a writer and wish to be an author.

  2. Niamh E says:

    hi Yvonne.
    I am a writer hoping to be an author and was just wondering were there any places left?
    Niamh x

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