Margaret O'Brien

Margaret O'Brien

Margaret O’Brien is a lecturer in the School of Humanities, Waterford Institute of Technology and is passionate about the benefits of creative writing for everyone. She is a co-founder of The Story House Ireland, the first place to offer taught, residential courses in Ireland to anyone who wishes to write. She also runs her own workshops, ‘Writing Changes Lives’, twice yearly in Brewery Lane Theatre, Carrick-on-Suir. Margaret is an affiliate of Amherst Writers and Artists and a founder member of Amherst Writers Ireland. All her workshops are based on the AWA philosophy and practice as detailed in AWA founder Pat Schneider’s book, Writing Alone and with Others. Margaret also leads a monthly open mic, Poetry Plus, in Brewery Lane Theatre and curates the annual Brewery Lane Writers’ Weekend in Carrick-on-Suir. Her blog is called Writing Changes Lives because she believes it does and it can be found at www.margaretaobrien.com