Kickstart Writing Courses

Spark your creativity at Dublin’s  most innovative creative writing school

At the Big Smoke Writing Factory, we provide creative writing classes and workshops for new and developing writers – whether you’re someone who hasn’t picked up a pen since primary school or are an experienced writer seeking to learn more about a particular form or genre.

We are run by writers for writers – every one of our facilitators is a practicing writer as well as an experienced teacher, and is committed to providing you with a course, workshop or event that suits the level you’re at. Find out more here.

We keep our classes small (12-15 max for beginners’ classes, 8-12 for specialist courses) to maximise the individual attention each participant receives during the course. We also offer online workshops and critique services.

We are based in Dublin (the 4th city in the world to be designated a UNESCO City of Literature), colloquially known as ‘the Big Smoke’, and our facilitators and tutors are involved in the literary scene both here and elsewhere in Ireland.

Do take a look around our website, and please contact us with any queries you may have.