Writing Workshop with Fionntán de Brún

Cén chaoi a bhfuil tú?! Tá súil againn go bhfuil tú maith! Here in the online Irish community, we’re looking forward to Saturday’s creative writing workshop, Scríbhneoireacht Chruthaitheach, with award-winning author Fionntán de Brún!

If you would like to learn some Irish phrases in preparation for St. Patrick’s Day, please see our latest videos on YouTube, or register for one of our new 7-week Irish courses in March 4th! Note that on March 16th, we’re hosting Lillis Ó Laoire for a special song workshop. Feicfimid ar líne sibh – we’ll see you online!

All classes are recorded and available for study afterwards.
Course students attend Comhrá and Ceardlanna (Workshops) for free.
If you’re unable to attend live classes, see our discounted ‘VideoOnly‘ option.

Fionntán de Brún

Fionntán de Brún is a Professor of Modern Irish, literary scholar and creative writer. His most recent novel, ‘Béal na Péiste’, was awarded the first prize in the novel category at the Oireachtas na Gaeilge Literary Awards last year.

In Saturday’s workshop, Fionntán will speak about his journey into writing, answer questions and read extracts from his books, as Gaeilge. This workshop is aimed at Intermediate learners, but all levels are welcome to attend. Ná cailligí amach, a chairde!

Gain insights into the creative writing process, as Fionntán de Brún discusses his award-winning ‘Litir ó mo Mháthair Altrama agus Scéalta Eile’ (2005) and ‘Béal na Péiste’ (2023).

Register here: 

Saturday, February 17th, via Zoom.
11 – 12:20pm PT (Los Angeles)
2 – 3:20pm ET (New York)
7 – 8:20pm (Dublin).

Attendance is free for Students and Members, including any students who enroll for Mar/Apr courses.

On February 11th every year, members of certain Gaeltacht communities celebrate Saint Gobnait. You can find out why here!

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Sat, Feb 17th.

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Sun, Mar 3rd.

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