Finding Your North Star – Writing Workshop

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Your Voice Matters Writing Workshop

Finding Your North Star


Date: Wednesday 25th October 2023

Time: 9:30am-4:00pm

Venue: Butler House, 16 Patrick St, Kilkenny

Cost: €15


Workshop Summary

For many of us, the past few years have blown us off course, leaving us without the energy or focus to stay committed to our writing life. Adrift, we’re finding it difficult to set realistic goals and navigate a path towards a purpose-driven and fulfilling writing practice. If this sounds like you, rediscover your inner compass and set a course to a writing life that uniquely suits you. This interactive workshop will give you the space, resources and tools needed to map your unique purpose as a writer and develop a strategy and plan to stay on course with your writing goals.


Workshop Outline

  • Setting out. Your origin story as a writer. Honouring and mapping your story so far
  • Your Unique North Star. Identify your purpose and values (which underpin your writing goals)
  • Heading off course? Learn how to manage self-sabotaging behaviours
  • Embracing the creative life. Creativity = Risk = Vulnerability. How to build resilience into your writing practice


Workshop Outcomes

Participants will come away from this course with a clear sense of direction for their writing practice, a deeper understanding of what is important for them as writers and resourced with a bagful of navigational tools and techniques to keep them on course.


To Book a Place

Places are limited  so please book early to avoid disappointment.

To secure a place on the above workshop, please contact  Deirdre Southey, Kilkenny Arts Office


Phone: 0567794547

Once your place has been confirmed on the above course payment can be made at the Receipts Office of Kilkenny County Council, at County Hall, Johns Street, Kilkenny. Receipts Office will be accepting payments over the phone or you can call in in person. Call 056 7794229. Opening hours are Monday to Friday, 9.10 am – 1pm.



Tutor BiographyAnne Tannam

Anne Tannam is a Professional Certified Coach (PCC) who helps writers to design and sustain flourishing writing practices. An experienced facilitatory, she regularly runs workshops and clinics online and across the country. For more on Anne’s coaching, visit

Anne has published three poetry collections, the latest ‘Twenty-six Letters of a New Alphabet’ was published with Salmon Poetry in 2021. With the support of a Literature Bursary from the Arts Council of Ireland, Anne is working on her fourth collection. Anne is the current Poet in Residence at Poetry Ireland. For more on Anne’s poetry, visit

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