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Fiction Workshop with Dermot Bolger at Doolin Writers Weekend

Doolin Writers Weekend




‘Pound for pound, word for word, I’d have Bolger represent us in any literary Olympics.’ – Colum McCann, Irish Independent

‘A fierce and terrifyingly uncompromising talent… serious and provocative.’ – Nick Hornby, Sunday Times

Dermot Bolger

Time:Sat 10am – 2pm Location: TBC

Price- €50/student €35 including lunch and tea/coffee

The Dermot Bolger fiction workshop will focus on the importance of the openings and endings in stories and novels. It will conclude with include a question and answer session of how to stop prevaricating and start writing; on the techniques and mind tricks a writer uses to complete a long work of fiction and on whatever aspects of both the art and the business of writing that participants may wish to discuss. Places strictly limited.

Please book Workshops or Events with Hotel Doolin: 065-7074111 or

‘Joyce, O’Flaherty, Brian Moore, John McGahern, a fistful of O’Brien’s … Dermot Bolger is of the same ilk … an exceptional literary gift.’ – Independent UK

Dermot Bolger is one of Ireland’s best known poets and playwrights and the author of eleven critically acclaimed novels, including The Journey Home, The Family on Paradise Pier and Tanglewood. His numerous awards include The Samuel Beckett Prize and he was named Commentator of the Year at the 2012 Irish Newspaper Awards.


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