Who We Are

Fiona Keane and Fin Keegan run SixPens.

Comments about recent workshops:

  • “Amazing, supportive, inspirational facilitation.” – Annie C.
  • “Your class was an inspiration and so positive.” – Madeleine J.
  • “I just wanted to follow up and say how much I enjoyed the Old Rectory workshop a few weeks back. Since then I’ve written about 5000 words – much to my own amazement!” – Rosemarie N.
  • “I really enjoyed the workshops and can’t wait to come back!” – Mary D.

 Fiona Keane is a playwright and writing, drama & public speaking teacher. Fin is a writer, editor and radio broadcaster. Fiona’s work has been performed in Cleveland, Ohio (July, 2011, 2012), Dublin (Filmbase, Project at the Mint) and New York (Theatre for the New City). She leads workshops in writing at Sharkey Hill Community Centre in Westport and at Old Rectory Retreat. Her articles have appeared in America’s Elite 1000 (Cadogan, New York), World of Hibernia, and the Student Press Review.

Fiona has an Advanced Master’s (MFA) in Playwriting from Columbia University, a BA from Trinity College Dublin, and a Diploma from the Gaiety School of Acting, where she also later taught. Fiona completed the PGDE at NUI Galway and is taking her enthusiasm for all-things language-related around Mayo teaching writing, drama and public speaking courses. Fiona’s many jobs include Real Estate Appraiser in Las Vegas, Script Evaluator at New York Theatre Workshop, and Writing Teacher at the College of Southern Nevada.

It is something of a passion of Fiona’s to help people work through their “resistance” (we all seem to have it) and release their creativity.

Fin Keegan, is described as “a sharp and insightful journalist” by magazine author Alicia Barney (Newsweek, Slate). His creative writing has been described as “exuberantly satiric and acid-edged” by the Irish Daily Mail and “riotous…brilliant”, by MetroLife Dublin.

Before returning to Ireland in recent years, he was a Radio Producer and occasional Host on Nevada Public Radio KNPR in the United States. Prior to his radio work, he taught at the University of Nevada UNLV, and edited the Contemporary Civilization Reader, (2002: 9th Ed.), published by the Core Curriculum Office of Columbia College, New York, for the use of the more than one thousand students of this course.

His work has also appeared in/on the The Irish Times, the BBC World Service,  the Honest Ulsterman and the Dublin Review of Books. Plays have been performed in Dublin, Las Vegas, and Cleveland. He also edits an online book review, The Second Circle. Fin holds a BA from Trinity College Dublin and an MFA from Columbia University.