The Underground Writers’ Society: Creative Writing Workshop 10am -Noon

Amazing leaders … limited to 20 people

Unlock the secret to creativity in a unique creative writing workshop designed for writers of any level. Whether you are interested in writing novels, short stories, historical fiction, children’s’ fiction, memoir, non-fiction, screenwriting, poetry or just writing for the fun of it, this workshop is for you. 

The Underground Writers Society was created by the following three Irish Times Best Selling Authors with a wealth of industry experience. You will embark upon a journey of self-discovery and develop the tools you need to take your writing to the next level. 

Caroline Busher

Caroline Busher is the Irish Times best-selling author of “The Ghosts of Magnificent Children” and “The Girl Who Ate the Stars” (Poolbeg Press). Caroline graduated with a First-Class Honours MA in Creative Writing from UCD and has won numerous awards and received critical acclaim for her writing. She is the Reader in Residence with Wexford Public Library Services and a Heritage Expert with the Heritage Council of Ireland. Caroline worked as a curator and Chair of Wexford Literary Festival and the Festival Manager of “Towers and Tales” International storytelling festival in Lismore Castle. Caroline is on the Poetry Ireland Writers in Schools Scheme and is represented by Trace Literary Agency (USA) an outcome of the Wexford Literary Festivals Meet The Publisher. She facilitates Creative Writing Workshops in schools, libraries and festivals throughout Ireland. Caroline is the co-creator of “Things That Go Bump in The Night” an interactive theatre production.


Sheila Forsey

Sheila Forsey is an Irish Times Best Selling Author. Her first historical fiction novel ‘Kilbride House’ will be published by Poolbeg Press in June 2019. Sheila is represented by The Trace Literary Agency in the USA.  She received an Honours Certificate for Creative Writing for Publication through Maynooth University. She then went on to spend a year through Maynooth on the Two Roads Writing Workshop, exploring the different forms of creative writing. Memoir, play, short story, poetry and writing for radio. She is the recipient of an All-Ireland Best Actress.  She has spent two years on the Committee of Wexford Literary Festival.  Sheila has facilitated creative writing workshops exploring all forms of creative writing from beginners to more advanced. She is also passionate about bringing the creative spirit of writing to adults.

Shane Dunphy 

Shane Dunphy (also writing as S.A. Dunphy) is the million-selling author of eleven books.  He is an Irish and London Times bestseller, and the movie adaptation of his memoir, The Boy They Tried to Hide, is in development with Hollywood production company Rumble Films. His series of non-fiction titles, relating the years he spent as a child protection worker, have been internationally successful and sold in translation across several territories. These include the Number 1 bestseller Wednesday’s Child, and The Girl Who Couldn’t Smile, which spent five weeks on the London Times Top 10 list.  Shane’s series of crime novels (written under the name S.A. Dunphy), and featuring the emotionally damaged criminologist David Dunnigan, debuted in 2017 with After She Vanished, garnering much acclaim.

Shane is an accomplished musician (he is a multi-instrumentalist) and has composed soundtracks for television and radio. He is an award-winning documentary maker. He has done script-editing for film and has written audio adventures for Doctor Who. He has written regularly for Independent Newspapers and is a columnist The Journal.ie.

BOOK A PLACE IN THE WORKSHOP at The Presentation Centre from 10am – Noon, by clicking on this Booking link

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Thursday 4th July 6.30pm – 8pm Enniscorthy Library Festival Friends Official Launch with guest speaker Sinead Crowley Entry with Full Ticket and by invitation
Friday 5th July 2pm The Presentation Centre “Hello Helen Delia” with Carmen Cullen Singing led by Delia’s family, slideshow living the life of famous Irish singer. Book Hello Delia by Carmen Cullen available . Free  
Friday 5th July 6.30pm – 10pm The Presentation Centre Colm Tóibín International Short Story Award Entry With Full Ticket and by invitation
Saturday 6th July 10am – Noon The Presentation Centre The Underground Society Creative Writing Workshop €15
Saturday 6th July 10am – Noon The Presentation Centre Meet The Publisher: Paula Campbell of Poolbeg Criteria required Full Ticket To enter plus €10 if selected
Saturday 6th July Noon The Athenaeum Self-publish chat with Cork Publishing company FREE
Saturday 6th July Noon – 1pm Byrne’s Bookstores Book Launch & Signing with Felicity Hayes – McCoy Free
Saturday 6th July Enniscorthy Castle Ruadh Butler talks about his Trilogy of work on the Normans in Ireland Free
Saturday 6th July 2pm -5pm Church Institute In Conversation With June Caldwell & Paula Campbell Eamonn Wall & Paul O’Reilly Jade Mullet ( to be confirmed) with Niamh Devereux, VIP Magazine Felicity Hayes-McCoy with Jarlath Glynn   €15
Saturday 6th July 3pm – 4pm Byrne’s Bookstores Book Launch & signing with Sheila Forsey Free
Saturday 6th July 7pm for 7.30pm Enniscorthy Castle Culture & Cocktails in The Castle A cocktail of poetry, story, drama and music. €15  
Sunday 7th July 2pm – 3pm Byrne’s Bookshop New Voices and Book Signing & Readings with Emer Martin and Peter Murphy Free