Summer Literary Cafe classes at the National Library

Writing Train Literary Cafe     

with Yvonne Cullen at Cafe Joly, National Library of Ireland, Kildare Street, Dublin 2.

A new term of the most central, the most culturally located, the most caffeinated, and the tastiest creative writing classes and writing workshops in town!

Running from 30th June:

Begin to Write, at Café Joly

A nine-week course of Saturday classes for beginners, or writers with a little writing done. Running from 10.00 – 12.00 p.m.

Writing Train writers’ workshop

A great course for feedback and guidance on work-in-progress. Nine-week course, with a choice of Saturdays (1 – 3 p.m.) or Wednesdays (3 – 5 p.m.).

All courses at special summer fee of €200.

Classes are capped at twelve participants.

Planned for October 2012 at the NLI:

From History to Story: Writing with Research

alongside further terms of the courses described above. Details also available by contacting, or by calling 086 170 1418.

See for information on the INISHBOFIN JAUNT Connemara writing holidays and on all of Writing Train’s other Dublin courses.  LIKE the Yvonne Cullen’s Writing Train facebook page for regular insights, tips and reports from Writing Train classes Dublin-city-wide!

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 in 2013. Yvonne is also working on a related TV documentary called WANDERING STARS…

Reviews of Yvonne’s Workshops at Writing Train:

“…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 . “I couldn’t have asked for a more generous or devoted teacher” – Helena Nolan, winner 2011 Patrick Kavanagh prize for poetry.”What you do here every week is astounding!” Participant feedback on Spring term of the Writing Train Literary Cafe, at the NLI

For an introductory chat about these classes, Yvonne will be available in Cafe Joly, between 10 and 11 a.m., on SAT. 16 and SAT. 23rd June!

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