Old Rectory Retreat hosts SixPens Writing Workshops for a weekend of writing, Sat June 30th & Sun July 1st near Westport, Co. Mayo. Since 2010, experienced facilitators Fiona Keane (playwright & songwriter) & Fin Keegan (writer & editor) have been providing workshops at this 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.

€175 for workshops. Accommodation optional at €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
    • Weekly creative writing workshop for children (10-14)
    • Evening classes discussing great books [Fin] Details on this web page
    • Weekly drama workshop for children
    • Floating Island Youth Theatre in Westport [Saturdays 2-4 in Westport: Details on Facebook
    • Mayo Youth Theatre in Ballina [Fiona is facilitator]
    • Creative writing retreats for adults [at Old Rectory Retreat]
    • Editorial/language services [feedback, tuition, sub-editing, proofreading, production: details]
    • Live feedback sessions [via Skype or phone]

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Another weekend of writing planned for October 2016. 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.