About My Creative Writing Workshops
I have been leading creative writing workshops and classes with adults and teens for over 17 years.
As well as a degree in teaching, a master's in English and extensive experience in writing, editing and publishing, I have an in-born capacity to listen, inquire and empathize. Above all, I believe in delivering a value-packed, content-rich class in which each student gets heard.
Scroll down for testimonials from recent and past workshop participants. Or watch this video for a sense of my teaching philosophy and approach.
See my complete profile at the New England Foundation for the Arts Creative Ground page.
Testimonials on Creative Writing Workshops:
I thought you led a fabulous group and got us all going into areas we didn’t even suspect we’d travel to in the course of a day and a half. I do appreciate a really good workshop leader, and you are among the very best. — Student, Cape Cod Writers Center
Aine’s the best! She really cares about your writing and helps you to work toward publishing. — Student, Emerson College, Boston
Sample Programs and Creative Writing Workshop Topics
Your Long Story Short - Learn how to write personal essays that tell your story and make a point about our shared humanity
Personal Essays, Op-Eds and Other Creative Writing for Healthcare Clinicians
All the Facts, Ma'am: Truth, Lies and Ethics in Writing the Personal Essay
Once Upon your Life - Craft your true and family stories into lively, well-constructed short fiction
A Clean, Smooth Finish - Learn how to make those final edits to fine-tune your work to catch an editor's eye
Darling, You’re Making a Scene! - Whether you’re writing a personal essay or a fictional story, live-action scenes are the building blocks of your narrative. Learn what makes a scene come alive and really ‘work’ within that story.