Creative Writing Technique presented by Margaret Cullagh


  • The ‘rules of engagement’ required to create a safe creative-space.

  •  Techniques for how to create a ‘flow state’ from which creativity is born.

  •  The generation of one, or two, pieces of creative-writing.

  •  Examples of how to give positive-only  feedback for those fledgling pieces.



Margaret Cullagh first started writing as a Scientist. She taught science-writing to 3rd level students.

She completed the Stanford University ‘Writing for the Sciences’ course, with distinction.

Margaret’s segue into creative writing happened almost 30 years ago.

Unable, or unwilling to quiet the inner-scientist, she resolved to analyse what are the

fundamental principles of ‘good’  creative writing.

In addition to curating her course Margaret has facilitated innumerable creative

writing workshops in the West, especially in Sligo, and Galway.

She set up the Dark Gate Writer’s Group, that ran for four and a half years,

from the Western Centre. She has facilitated many diverse groups from senior

infants, to writer’s in their 80’s, and mixed-age cross-border groups.


Facilitator:     Margaret Cullagh

Date:                  Friday 1st December, 2023

Time:                 6.30pm – 9.30pm

Venue:              Croi Nua Spirituality Centre, Rosary Lane, Taylor’s Hill, Galway  (H91 WY2A)

Phone:              085 7829855

Fee:                     €30