The Awakening of Writers

“Beware the Ides of March!” says William H. Shakespeare. On March 15th 2006 Aidan Stanley, Producer of “Book on One”, RTE Radio One opened an inspirational night of readings by Cork Writers.

Writers read work written at workshops facilitated by Deborah Culhane to a full house at Tigh Filí. A night of entertainment was had, taking a fresh look at the funny and serious side of life. Readings included short stories, poetry, and haikus.

Writers aged from 25 to 60, came from all walks of life: financial director of multi-national company, retired primary school teacher, language teacher, student, full-time artist, construction project manager and Augustinian monk.

It was a night where joy was shared and minds sparkled with new ideas. Speaking after the soirée, facilitator of the writing workshops, Miss Culhane said the “evening was a special one, something different and inspiring.”

The readers have been writing for anything from two years to a number of decades. Some of the writers have read their work on “Sunday Miscellany”, RTE Radio One, BBC Radio Four and many have won National and County writers competitions.


Deborah has been facilitating Creative Writing workshops in Cork City for over 7 years. She has facilitated workshops at Coláiste Stiofáin Naofa, Terence Mc Swiney Community College, Carrig Linguistics Services and St. John's Central College of Further Education Cork

She is currently running courses in Cork City. Click here for contact details.