Creative Writing Workshop with Helena Close - Lime Tree Theatre

Creative Writing Workshop with Helena Close

Bualadh Bos Children’s Festival 2022


Helena Close will host an immersive introduction to creative writing workshop, suitable for participants aged between 15 and 18 years. 

This workshop focuses on story. What is a story and how to you write one? It’s very much a hands-on experience where everyone is encouraged to write. No previous experience necessary.

*Limited capacity.

Creative Writing Workshop with Helena Close

Helena Close

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Helena Close is a native of Limerick, and has been writing full time for the past 20 years. She has published 9 novels, four of which were co-written.

Her 2020 novel, The Gone Book, was nominated for the Carnegie Award 2021, shortlisted for An Post YA Novel of the Year, won a White Raven International Award and was chosen for inclusion in EmpathyLab U.K’s 2021 selection. Her short story “Then They Came For The Cats” was shortlisted for the Bridport International Short Story Prize 2020.

Helena’s new novel, Things I Know, was published in May 2022. She is currently working on a collection of short stories and a sixth novel.

Helena is Munster Rugby obsessed, loves cats and dogs and on rare occasions, people. Her play, Red Army, co-written with Marie Boylan, will be staged in Lime Tree Theatre, Limerick, in October 2022.


  • Please note all ticket prices include a booking charge.
  • No exchanges or refunds.
  • Masks/face coverings are optional.
  • Wheelchair spaces can only be booked over the phone. Please call box office on (061) 953400 if you wish to book a wheelchair space.
  • No late comers admitted once workshop commences.
  • On street parking.

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