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Organised and maintained by Crannóg magazine in association with Wordsonthestreet Galway Writers' Workshop meets each Saturday between 3 pm and 5 pm in The Galway Arts Centre.

Members bring copies (usually 8-10) of their work (poetry, fiction, drama, memoir etc), read it aloud and have it critiqued by the other members. Usually about 15 minutes is allotted to each reader. The atmosphere is friendly and supportive and criticism is always constructive. Membership is free. However there is a charge of ten euro per calendar month for room rental which is collected at the end of each month.

Due to current restrictions on indoor gatherings Galway Writers’ Workshop meets via Zoom until these restrictions are lifted. Members are sent logon details prior to meetings.

Intending members must first contact Gerardine Burke at:

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Galway Writers' Workshop

Galway Writers’ Workshop member Stephen O’Reilly wins the 2019 Francis MacManus Short Story Award.
Listen to the story, read by Jane Brennan, below..

Galway Writers’ Workshop member Tony O’Dwyer’s Poem of the Week, The Builders, in the Irish Times. The poem is about the labourers, mostly from Conamara, who worked on the building of Queen’s College,Galway (now NUIG) during the famine years. It echoes the concept of Bread & Roses ie that workers need  ‘beauty and a fist of grain.’ Queen’s College, Galway received its first students in October 1849.