Áine Greaney

Irish Author

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

North Shore of Boston via Ireland

Keynotes, Conferences and Panels


“You really seemed to connect with all of us in the audience, and you said so many things that made sense to me as a writer.”

~Participant, National Writers Digest Conference, NYC

April 27, 2019 - The Newburyport Literary Festival

Check out this annual, 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. Meet the festival co-chairs here.

Come say ‘hello’ at my author session is at 2:30 p.m, Saturday, April 27.

Friday, May 3, 2019 - 8 p.m. Book Launch Party

Join us at Jabberwocky Books, 50 Water Street, Newburyport for a reading, audience discussion, launch party and signing for my fifth book, “Green Card & Other Essays.” The 7 p.m. event is free and open to the public, and I’m looking forward to meeting you there.

Friday, May 10, 2019 - 8:00 p.m. Spring Author Series, Irish Cultural Center of New England

I am presenting as part of the Spring Author Series in the Cultural Center’s library.

Check here for more event details.

For Immigrant Heritage Month: June 12, 2019 - 7:30 p.m. Gloucester Writers Center, 126 East Main St., Gloucester, MA

In celebration of June, National Immigrant Heritage Month, I’m delighted to be part of the Gloucester Writers Center’s presentation lineup. Learn all about the Gloucester Writers Center and the event details at the Center’s website.

For All Book Events: Don’t like asking discussion questions in a larger group?

See my list of suggested discussion points. Or send me your questions ahead of time, and I will be happy to address them at the relevant public book event.

Or email me: aine AT ainegreaney DOT com.

Past Events

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. 

Read what people say about my keynotes and other presentations here.

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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