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Boston College Experience: Creative Writing Workshop

Through the study of creative nonfiction, fiction, and poetry, students will explore their own unique voices and the diverse voices of published writers. Students will identify and analyze different styles of writing and collect a “toolbox” of craft techniques that they will put into practice by writing their own original creative pieces. Classes will consist of reading, discussion, writing exercises, and writing workshops to give and receive constructive feedback on their work.

Classes will consist of reading, discussion, writing exercises, and writing workshops in which students will have the opportunity to give and receive constructive feedback on their work. As a seminar capstone, students will serve as editors and designers of a class literary journal and will have the opportunity to participate in a public reading to present their work.

Áine Greaney

Creative Writing Classes and Workshops – Virtual and In Person

Creative writing classes for beginners or intermediate writers. For adults or teens and high-school students crafting their college essays.

Memoir, Personal Essay, Scene Writing: Workshops in greater Boston and New England; Virtual Classes in U.S., Europe, Ireland, Canada.

I have been leading creative writing workshops and classes with adults and teens for over 17 years. I teach on the North Shore, locations in the Merrimack Valley and in New York and throughout New England.

As well as a degree in teaching, a master’s in English and extensive experience in writing, editing and publishing, I have an inborn capacity to listen, inquire and empathize.

See my author bio or scroll down for past venues.

“ Áine is a talented and experienced instructor who gave honest and meaningful information. I left with new-found knowledge as well as inspiration . This workshop was money and time very well-spent! ”

See my complete profile at the New England Foundation for the Arts Creative Ground page. Or check out upcoming creative and expressive writing workshops for fall and winter 2020 and spring 2021.

See the topic list below. Or contact me and we can design a topic for your group.

Upcoming Venues for Fall 2021/Spring 2022

Pioneer Valley Writers’ Workshop (virtual workshop) “Writing The Personal Essay,” Saturday, January 15, 2022. 1 p.m. – 3 p.m. Must pre-register. Learn more here.

Write the World, Boston, MA (virtual workshops), Spring 2022

Some Past Venues

Writers Digest National Conference, NYC

Cape Cod Writers Conference

Ocean Park Writers Conference

Pioneer Valley Writers Workshop

New Hampshire Writers Project

Unicorn Writers Conference

Manchester-Essex Regional High School (writer in residence)

Chester College (writer in residence)

Manchester Essex Regional High School (writer in residence)

Online Learning and In-Person Writing Workshops

“ . She holds your attention, makes you laugh, and says a lot of very true things that make you think, and keep thinking . the overall impression is of kindness, hilarity, and respect. ”

Creative and Expressive Writing Workshop Topics

Writing for Wellness and Self-Care – For healthcare clinicians and non-healthcare professionals.

Writing Your Personal Essays – For all narrative writers, including beginners.

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.

The Artist as Advocate: How Writers Can Advocate for a Better World – How we can use our skills to advocate for social justice and a kinder world.

Nonfiction for Newbies – An introduction to writing personal essays, micro essays and other nonfiction writing (that isn’t reportage or journalism). For those who are beginning writers or switching genres.

A Clean, Smooth Finish – Learn how to make those final edits to fine-tune your work to catch an editor’s eye

Words after Work – For those who work a busy day job. Use creative writing as a way of re-discovering your creativity and expressive self.

Writing Workshop Fees

The fees vary and are always affordable. Also, I have a background and training in grant writing and can help your nonprofit to fund a wellness writing workshop or workplace wellness writing series. In certain cases, I also offer partial student scholarships.