'You are going to use your own voice.

You are going to write as if you

were talking to your

best friend... Gossip. Tell the tale.

Forget that you are writing.

Just talk onto the page.'

(from 'Writing Alone and with others '
by Pat Schneider founder of Amherst Writers & Artists

Based in the sunny South East of Ireland The Magic Pen creative writing workshops create the conditions in which you are supported to develop new writing that is true to your own voice.

    What others have said about The Magic Pen workshops:

      'very thought-provoking and enjoyable'

            'great scope, variety brilliant'

    'I am amazed at how well it worked. I would never have thought that I could write so much and read it aloud without going through agonies'

           'it was a wonderful day'

      'I didn't know how I'd get going and this really freed me up'

    For dates and booking details, click here

    The workshops are faciliated by Margaret O'Brien. Margaret is an affiliate of Amherst Writers and Artists (AWA) in the USA and is also strongly influenced by the ethos informing the Arvon Foundation in the UK.

    Margaret currently lectures in the School of Education, Waterford Institute of Technology.

 William Blake