Creative Writing Retreat

Date: Saturday, June 29th 2019

Time: 10:00 am–4:30 pm

Cost: €60

Treat yourself to a one-day creative writing retreat with writer Pauline McNamee at Tuar Ard on Saturday June 29th from 10.00am to 16.30pm. No previous writing experience is necessary. All that is required is a desire to write, sense of humour and pen and paper. To promote creativity and release stories that yearn for expression, elements of mindfulness and meditation are incorporated. Using a series of simple writing exercises, we will inspire and support our creative tribe as we immerse ourselves in the process of ‘writing to change and changing to write.’

To book a place contact Pauline on or send a private message to the Pauline Mc Namee Creative Writing & Education Facebook page.
About Pauline McNamee
Pauline McNamee is a writer, poet, and post-primary English and history teacher. She lives near the village of Rhode, County Offaly. She holds an MA in Writing from NUIG. Pauline’s poetry is published in the UC Berkeley’s Bay Area Writing Project’s Digital Paper. Her poetry and a vignette are also published in the UK academic journal English in Education. Her fiction was highly commended in the 2019 Over The Edge New Writer of the Year shortlist. She was a finalist in the 2018 Cúirt Festival of Literature Spoken Word Platform and was long-listed for the Fish Poetry Competition and short-listed for the Fish short story competition. She is compiling her first poetry collection.

Read a selection of testimonials:

‘The writing course for me was a profound learning experience. It was a place you were encouraged to be creative, let it flow and write from the soul’. (Louise)

‘Pauline opens up a new world for you. It is action packed for two hours. She is a first class teacher. Content is great and she is conscientious and kind’. (Rosemary)

‘The Creative Writing Workshop facilitated by Pauline McNamee I would thoroughly recommend to anyone looking to get their thoughts from mind to print. An overall thoroughly enjoyable experience. Pauline inspired, encouraged and afforded each participant time to share and evaluate every aspect of our writing, our reasons for writing and our ultimate aims and ambitions.“The pages are still blank, but there is a miraculous feeling of the words being there, written in invisible ink and clamouring to become visible.” [Vladimir Nobokov].

On a personal level, I have considerably less blank pages as a result of the Creative Writing Workshop. I can’t wait for the next one’. (Lorraine)

‘A wonderful experience, it recharged my batteries, an antidote to ageing, gave me so many ideas to work on, it should be compulsory for golden oldies! (Peter)
The workshop was friendly and enlightening. Pauline was a great facilitator and the group a funny, kind bunch. (Aggie)