One Day Workshops

Since launching in 2006 Inkwell Writers’ Workshops has pioneered the one-day model for intensive fiction writing workshops in Ireland.

As a result of the success of our workshops and the development of the national online writing resources magazine, the workshops we run today are in partnership with other organisations and festivals. We programme a wide range of literary events and workshops across the country which give writers greater access to expert facilitators and gives us a chance to connect with many more emerging writers.

Wherever you choose to take a workshop, it will boost your confidence, give you essential guidance on technique and inspire you to get writing.

We have worked closely with and recommend the following providers for top level workshops and courses:

The Big Smoke Writing Factory

The Irish Writers Centre

Dublin Writers Festival

Listowel Writers Week

Mountains to Sea Festival

Waterford Writers Festival

Dalkey Book Festival

Anam Cara Writer’s and Artist’s Retreat

West Cork Literary Festival

The Arvon Foundation (UK)

For more information including residential providers at home and abroad, check out the Courses listings at


Currently Available Workshops

Dear Agent at Open House Festival, Bangor 6 August

Join Vanessa Fox O’Loughlin, agents Polly Nolan (The Green House Literary agency) and Paul Feldstein (Feldstein Literary Agency), and author Colin Bateman to talk Getting Published. MARINE COURT HOTEL  Saturday 6 August, 10am – 5pm  £65 Including morning coffee, lunch and afternoon tea  From keyboard to bookshelf – how publishing works…

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Getting Published at Waterford Writers Weekend 8th May

Thinking of submitting your book? What do you need to do to give your work the best possible chance of getting published? Vanessa will explains the blueprint from keyboard to bookshelf.  Vanessa is the founder of and runs Inkwell Writers’ Workshops. She is a literary scout for several Irish…

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Getting Published at Cork World Book Festival

The CONSTANT READER: Agents, authors and publishers FREE but booking essential, contact Cork City Library for details VENUE: Cork City Library 10-11.30          Agent Panel: Simon Trewin (WME) & Polly Nolan (The Greenhouse Literary Agency)  Chair, Vanessa Fox O’Loughlin 12-1.00            Author panel: Hazel Gaynor, Alana Kirk & Elizabeth Murray, Chair M….

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Getting Published Workshop @ The Big Smoke Writing Factory

“The depth of knowledge that Vanessa had about the industry was absolutely invaluable.”

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