On Wednesday, March 18th, a group of twenty six 5thyear English students attended a workshop on creative writing by esteemed writer,Dermot Bolger. Bolger is an award-winning playwright, ‘The Lament for Arthur Clery’, novelist ‘NightShift’ and poet ‘The Venice Suite: A Voyage Through Loss’. The girls were giventhe opportunity to hear Mr Bolger read some of his own work and to answer anyquestions they had on being an author. This interactive workshop also involvedthe students writing short pieces on which Mr Bolger kindly gave feedback. MrBolger will return once again, after the Easter holidays, to enlighten thegirls with more tips on how to improve their writing for the Leaving Cert. Wewould like to thank him for his input and also thank our English teachers - MsO’Reilly, Ms Caffrey, Ms J O’Brien, Ms J Byrne and Ms Quigley - for organisingthis beneficial experience for us.