Since 2010, experienced facilitators Fiona Keane (playwright & songwriter) & Fin Keegan (writer & editor) have been providing workshops at Old Rectory Retreat, a beautiful, tranquil environment on the Wild Atlantic Way. Using complex, well-considered prompts, we write, read and offer feedback in a stimulating, supportive and rigorous atmosphere over the course of four workshops with breaks for tasty lunches. The summer weekend is always productive, engaging and highly enjoyable.

€180 for workshops. Accommodation optional from €100 (two nights). Call Fiona to book: 087 763 4339 or hq@sixpens.commore details HERE

Our services include:

    • Weekly creative writing workshop for adults:
      Westport College of Further Education from Wed. Oct. 3rd, 7-9pm 098 25241
      Books@One Louisburgh new Sixpens creative writing group, Tuesdays 7.30pm
    • Weekly creative writing workshops for teens (13-18) Thursdays in Books@One in Louisburgh + Saturdays in Westport
    • Evening classes discussing great books [Fin] Details on this web page
    • Floating Island Youth Theatre in Westport [Saturdays 2-4 in Westport: Details on Facebook
    • Mayo Youth Theatre in Ballina [Fiona is former facilitator]
    • Creative writing retreats for adults [at Old Rectory Retreat: upcoming Nov, Feb, Jun)]
    • Editorial/language services [feedback, tuition, sub-editing, proofreading, production: details]
    • Live feedback sessions [via Skype or phone]
    • Creative Consultations: stuck in the middle of a project or can’t get started? Need a creative reboot? Fiona’s mission is to activate creativity (the more dormant the better–she likes a challenge).

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Another weekend of writing planned for November 2018. A great time to get stuck into something new or return to an existing project. We always meet lovely people, eat nourishing food (courtesy of Chef Roisin!) and find that Sunday comes too soon. We write, read, listen and laugh. Consider joining us. Call Fiona 087 763 4339 or Roisin 087 776 4820.

June 2014 Retreat
“We tell ourselves stories in order to live.”
― Joan Didion

WANT to write? Experienced? Novice? Using crafted prompts and choice materials, writers Fiona Keane and Fin Keegan lead workshops at Old Rectory Retreat, as well as evaluating manuscripts and editing for publication. Call Fiona 087 763 4339 or email for details.