What's New at Kildare Writing Centre

 Dates for Autumn Courses have just been published.

New courses for Autumn 2019 have been added to our course schedule.

  • Ten week creative writing course ( FULLY BOOKED)

  • November Weekend course (Some places left)

Full details here 

These courses book quickly so don't miss the opportunity!


Kildare Readers' Festival

The First Page: Writing that compelling opening to your next short story

Kildare Readers' Festival 2019

Saturday October 19th 2pm.

Free but booking required.

Pauline Clooney, founder of the Kildare Writing Centre, will lead a workshop about ‘openings’ and how to make sure that the reader turns the first page and continues with your story. Using a guided free-write as a stimulus, the group will explore the elements of craft expected on the first page of a story, culminating in an opening to their next short story. 

All levels of experience welcome. 

Full details and booking at 


Classes at Clane

Clane Adult Education Courses

 I am the new creative writing teacher for this year in Clane's creative writing adult classes.

 The classes are on Wednesday nights, 8pm-10pm  or Monday mornings, 9.30am-11.30am.  

Full details and booking at

Evening Class

Morning Class