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1 July 2022
Castleknock Hotel, Dublin.
Three people meeting: signifies meeting in person.

Course details

Course begins: 1 July 2022
Course ends: 3 July 2022
Venue: Castleknock Hotel, Dublin.
Location: Castleknock, Dublin.
Provider: Martin Keaveney Creative Writing
Capacity: 50
Fee: €385/335
Contact details: info@martinkeaveney.com/ 0876007100
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Course description

Would you like to make substantial progress on a writing or research project while enjoying industry contact and expert seminars? MKCW present a stunning Boutique Writers & Readers’ Conference this July 2022 – In-Person. The conference takes place in the luxurious setting of the 4-star Castleknock Hotel in Dublin, Ireland.

Key feature: Industry Clinic – present your work to an industry professional

Aspects of this conference:

-Free writing sessions x 9 hours
-Creative workshops x 2 hours
-Seminars on craft x 2 hours
-Seminars on literature x 2 hours
-Author interviews/presentations x 3.5 hours
-Publisher presentations x 3 hours
-Writer’s clinic with industry x 2.5 hours
-Readings & performances of participant work x 3 hours
-Refreshments complimentary throughout weekend
-Meet like-minded writers & readers
-Make real progress on your writing/reading objectives
-Discuss fiction and your writing practice with leading authors
-Learn about writing industry from trade professionals
-Highly engaging and active weekend event
-Superb networking opportunity
-All levels, mediums and genre of writer & reader very welcome
-Enjoy MKCW commitment to excellence as standard
-A memorable and rewarding weekend to enjoy this summer – In-Person!

Dates: Friday 1st – Sunday 3rd July 2022

Venue: 4 star Castleknock Hotel, Dublin.


Admission: €385

MKCW Admission: €335*

*Discount for 2022 participants of any MKCW course or service: join a course at www.martinkeaveney.com

Overnight packages available.

Contact for group discounts: info@martinkeaveney.com

GO TO EVENTS PAGE: www.martinkeaveney.com/events


Who will be there:

-Ronan Colgan, Managing Director of Wordwell Group & Books Ireland
-Sean O’Keefe, Publisher Liberties Press
-Tanja Slijepcevic, Publisher, Betimes Books
-Eddie Hobbs, Author & Broadcaster
-Gerry Mullins, Author
-Owen Dwyer, Author
-Colin O’Sullivan, Author (via video link from Japan)
-Martha O’Neill, Producer, Wildfire Films *


-Is there a timetable?

The full schedule is now available on www.martinkeaveney.com/events

-What are free writing sessions?

In Free writing sessions, writers write as much as they want in a group setting. We will have a quiet space available for you to write. The synergy of writing in a group has proven very effective for many writers.

-What are clinics?

In a clinic setting, a writer discusses their work with an industry professional on a one-to-one basis. This gives a unique insight to the publishing / film/TV world for a writer. They can ask what is and isn’t working in the project and gain firm guidance on the next steps. Writers send a 200 word sample in advance that the publisher or producer will read before the meeting. This is an excellent opportunity to get industry views on your work.

-What are the Craft Sessions?

We will discuss an aspect of writing in detail with examples and writing exercises as appropriate. Subjects at the conference are architects of writing and reading, and freedom as a writer and release as a reader. 

-What are the readings & performances about?

Writers can read, perform or have others enact their play, novel excerpt, or poems. They can even scree a short film if they wish. Readers may wish to present their thoughts on a book in a presentation. You can also invite family or friends to this special conclusion to the Conference on Sunday afternoon.

-What are the Complimentary Refreshments?

Ample supply of  tea/coffee/ biscuits and scones throughout the sessions over the weekend! 

-I’ve never written before/I’m not a big reader?

No problem, you’re very welcome. You can start this weekend! Or you can simply enjoy the sessions. It’s up to you. We are sure you will have a wonderful time regardless of experience.

Can I purchase books at the event?

Books by authors will be for sale during the conference.

What included in the admission price?

Admission to all events & refreshments. It does not include meals or overnight accommodation. You can also purchase overnight accommodation and breakfast through the website as a single package.

-MKCW Commitment to Excellence

Martin Keaveney Creative Writing are absolutely committed to excellence in teaching, workshops and events and will apply this throughout all of our event organisation and exchanges with all participants and contributors. We are grateful for your participation.

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