I’m available for creative writing and/or performance/drama workshops. I can cater for any kind of client group, from junior infants up to senior citizens, from beginners to advanced groups.
Recent and upcoming workshop clients include Ledbury Poetry Festival, County Wicklow VEC, Dublin City Libraries, Children’s Books Ireland, the Irish Film Institute, West Cork Literature Festival, Sphere 17 Youth Club, The Courthouse Arts Centre, The Delgany ICA, Mount Carmel Secondary School, St Patrick’s Primary school Dalkey…
I work with the Mater Dei teacher training college of Dublin City University, training teachers in the pedagogy of creativity. I also work in an outreach capacity with Mater Dei, teaching creative literacy in a number of inner city Dublin schools.
I really enjoy working with young people and have huge experience in the area.
I can do a freestyle workshop, or design one to suit a theme such as bullying or the environment, to give just a couple of examples.
I can work with children of all abilities.
Here are some recent testimonials from teachers and other educational professionals for my Creative Writing/Performance Writing/Drama Workshops for young people
We have rarely had a facilitator who was so well able to pitch the sessions to cater for all levels of ability.
The most unlikely students showed off their poems proudly. I would recommend Dave’s workshops to all.
Imelda Mcdonogh. St Mary’s Secondary School Arklow
re-energised language in this school like no-one else before.
Deirdre Cox Sligo Grammar School
A very exciting and unforgettable experience for our students. The highlight of our transition year programme.
Elaine Feeney. St Patrick’s Tuam
Dave pitched his sessions at a level that allowed children of all abilities to participate. He dealt very skillfully with all eight groups and succeeded in getting them not just to produce work but in many cases to present it to the rest of the class. There was lots of fun, laughter and enthusiasm in the session.
Deirdre Cronin,Home School Community Liaison Coordinator, The Coombe, Dublin 8, 0876650442
Working with teens from the Coolock and Darndale area Dave made poetry relevant to their lives, encouraged their self expression and helped build their confidence and self esteem. The resulting work was heartfelt and resonant and was performed confidently to an audience of adults and peers who were very impressed. We’d love to have Dave back again for a similar project.
Mags Curley, Dublin City Libaries.
If you would like to book me for a young people’s workshop please contact me at 0870921117 0r email@example.com
I also teach adults.
For Bray Institute of Further Education I provide two workshops throughout the winter, beginning in late September.
My Monday night workshop is for beginner’s and suits people who would like to learn a little bit about how to get into writing, and to enjoy themselves without any pressure.
My Wednesday night workshops for people who are thinking about or are already working on writing a book.
I also do special workshops on request for any client group. Recent clients include Ledbury Poetry Festival England and the Delgany Branch of the Irish Countrywomen’s association.
Again, if you would like to discuss any kind of workshop for any kind of client group please contact me.