What's New at Kildare Writing Centre

 New Course dates have just been published.

New courses for Spring 2020 have been added to our course schedule.

  • Spring 2020 Weekend course added.

  • Spring 2020 Ten week course added.

Full details here 


Kildare Readers' Festival

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

Kildare Readers' Festival 2019

Saturday October 19th 2pm.

Now fully booked.

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