Áine Greaney

Irish Author

Leading Creative Writing Workshops and Writing Stuff for 20+ years.

North Shore of Boston via Ireland

Keynotes, Conferences and Panels

April 27, 2019 - The Newburyport Literary Festival

Check out this lively, well-attended event for readers, book lovers and writers. All events are within walking distance of each other in my adopted hometown of Newburyport, Massachusetts.

October 2018 - Featured Presenter, The Examined Life Conference, Carver School of Medicine, Iowa

One of the many beautiful buildings at the Carver School of Medicine, Iowa

One of the many beautiful buildings at the Carver School of Medicine, Iowa

In October 2018, I co-presented with author Dr. Carolyn Roy Bornstein.

Read about our Presentation, “SHOW. TELL. DELETE: Crafting Our Stories with Courage, Humility, Integrity and Power on first-person nonfiction writing” at the Conference website.

Visit the Newburyport Literary Festival, April 27 and 28. 

This popular festival is hosted by my adopted home of Newburyport, Massachusetts.  All events, readings and panels are within walking distance of each other and of our historic downtown. 

This year, I am participating in the festival's closing event, "Women's Voices: Four Local Fiction Authors Discuss Their Work." 

Come on out and hear what we have to say about the joys and challenges of the writing life. 

Other Events

I have presented at large and small conferences, and I'm never happier and more relaxed than when I'm leading or facilitating the conversation about writing and books.

 Need a speaker or panelist? Email me and we can talk about potential topics and interactive activities. 

Reviews and Testimonials

I  know our students got a lot out of your presentations." Writers Digest National Conference, NYC, 2014

She is a very clear and demanding speaker who holds your attention, makes you laugh, and says a lot of very true things that make you think, and keep thinking. She has a soft voice and wields this power gently; the overall impression is of kindness, hilarity, and respect ...  If you get a chance to meet Ms. Greaney or attend one of her workshops, I highly recommend it. — Student, Unicorn Writer's Conference

In the 10 years of our program, yours was the best and most polished presentation. — Director, University of North Florida Irish Studies Program

Past presentations, panels, keynotes

Writers Digest National Conference, New York City

University of Massachusetts, Lowell, "The Irish in Massachusetts” Symposium

Arkansas Literary Festival, Little Rock

Lecture Series in Critical Thinking, St. John’s University, MN

Cape Cod Writers Conference, Craigville, MA

Unicorn Writers Conference, CT

New England College, ‘Writing the Immigrant Experience (panel)’

American Conference for Irish Studies, National Conference, Fort Lauderdale,

Mount Holyoke College, Write Angels Conference

American Conference for Irish Studies, New England branch, Wheaton College,

Women's Leadership Conference, Baypath University - Story coach

The Boston Eire Society Public Readings & Lecture Series, Boston Public Library

University of Missouri - St.Louis - Irish Studies Program

Ocean Park Writers Conference, Maine

University of North Florida Irish Studies Program

 York Public Library, Maine  

Writer in Residence, Manchester-Essex Regional High School

Rhode Island Teachers of English

Amherst Public Library, New Hampshire


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