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

Author Events and Appearances, Autumn 2019

September 14, 5 p.m - 8 p.m. 2019 - ‘Wine, Words and Jazz’ at the Art Center

Would you like a chance to meet some of New England's most interesting authors, sip wine, and listen to live jazz - all in a beautiful art center? Come to Wine, Words & Jazz! I'll be one of the featured artists. Free to the public. Address: 1 Washington Street, Dover, NH. More info at The Dover Art Center’s website.

September 19, 2019 - 7:30 p.m. - The Author Series at the Emma L. Andrews Library & Community Center, Newburyport

Come visit this antique library in Newburyport’s south end. I will be leading the chat about books, essays, libraries, history and immigration. Free to the public. Refreshments served. Limited seating.

Learn more at the Emma Andrews website. Or sign up at the Facebook page.

October 19, 5 p.m. - 8 p.m. - The ‘I am More’ Massachusetts Opening Art Exhibit

Join us for the first public unveiling of I Am More: Massachusetts--20 portrait paintings by artist Amy Kerr at the Worcester PopUp Gallery. Amy has painted individuals from all over Massachusetts to remind us that we are more than our life challenges. I am so, so proud to be one of Amy’s subjects.

Learn more about the I Am More project here.

Each portrait is displayed with an accompanying essay by the subject about all the ways they are more than their mental illness, physical disability, health diagnosis or life situation.

November 20, Saint John’s University Minnesota - The Critical Thinking Lecture Series

This is my second visit to this beautiful campus. I will be presenting in the Pottery Studio and meeting with students at the College of Saint Benedict and Saint John’s.

Learn more about the Critical Thinking Lecture Series at the website.

Upcoming Writing Workshops

Writing for Wellness and Self-Care

Writing for Wellness and Self-Care

New! “Writing for Wellness and Self-Care.”

February 24 and March 2 (two sessions), 2019: North Shore Community College, Danvers Campus

Based on the documented psychological, emotional, and physiological benefits of expressive writing, you will discover how (hand written or online) journaling can help you to build confidence, self-awareness and your unique narrative voice.

For those who work in healthcare (nurses, social workers, others) and for those who need a way to enhance their self-care routine through expressive writing.

Get the full class description and enroll in this class at the College’s website.

Other dates and topics are being finalized as we speak. Check back later for details or for information about all my creative and health writing workshops, visit the writing workshops page.

Spring 2019 Events

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.

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. Click here for testimonials.

 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

The Newburyport Literary Festival, MA

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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