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Maeve Higgins from Cork to host free six-week online writing workshop

Well-known and beloved Cork actress and writer Maeve Higgins offers a free six-week online writing workshop focused on non-fiction storytelling.

Cork County Council Library & Arts Service and Creative Ireland are pleased to announce the free and unique creative workshop series, which will begin on March 15, 2021.

The six week series is aimed at Cork residents living abroad and foreigners living in Cork. Maeve Higgins, opinion contributor to the New York Times and author of three essays, will host.



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The successful memorialist left Ireland at the age of 31 and published “Maeve in America” ​​in 2018 which chronicles how Maeve ended up, literally and figuratively, in New York City.

Speaking about this series, Maeve said, “I am delighted to have this opportunity to connect with other Irish writers of all skill levels. Creative non-fiction has been a wonderful path for me through curiosity to self-expression.

Under the umbrella of creative non-fiction, Maeve will lead workshops on: memoirs, personal essay, literary journalism and cultural commentary.



With participants coming from the diasporic community, themes such as migration, home and belonging will be explored in creative, collaborative and engaging ways – with a good dose of fun too!

The workshop will consist of ten participants, including residents of Cork living abroad and non-Irish residents of County Cork.

Participants will be selected by the Facilitator and the Cork County Council Library and Arts Department, based on the following questionnaire.

“Our decision is final. The email will only be used to contact applicants if successful and will not be stored after the application process.”

You can apply here