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Welcome to my website where you’ll find out everything you need to know about me, my writing and the work I do inspiring self expression through poetry, spoken word and creative writing.
The site is split into four main areas: First up is Projects, where you can discover the kinds of long-term programmes I develop and run. Then there’s Commissions, where you can check out some of the pieces I’ve been engaged to create. After that you can explore educational options for young people in Schools. And, finally, you can also look at three deadly ways to Improve Your Writing.
If you don’t see exactly what you’re looking for here don’t worry, get in touch! Almost every new project I work on is different from the last.
Whatever I do, wherever I go, I love to collaborate and innovate to create something new and special. I consider designing a project a creative endeavour in itself.
I’ve been involved in loads of cool projects and developed an arsenal of tried and tested workshops over the years, but the thing I haven’t done before is still my favourite thing to do. So just drop me a line or pick up the phone, we can figure it out together.
Take a nose around, I hope you enjoy and get inspired!
Colm Keegan is an award winning Dublin poet, an acclaimed playwright, and one of Ireland’s leading writing facilitators, empowering new voices and inspiring creativity for individuals and organisations throughout Ireland.
ACCLAIMED poet & playwright
Nominated for the Little Gem Fringe Theatre award and Fishamble New Irish Writing Award. Winner of the All Ireland Poetry Slam. Shortlisted four times for the Hennessy Award, for both poetry and fiction, with work commissioned by RTE, The Abbey Theatre, Axis Ballymun, TUD & Maynooth University.
experienced facilitator and FOUNDER OF LINGO, SOUTH DUBLIN EPIC & MORE
Over twenty years experience working creatively with young people and the wider community. Co-founder and board member of Lingo, Ireland’s first Spoken Word festival. Project developer of Inklinks, South Dublin Epic, and the Writing Home Initiative with Poetry Ireland.
Writer of two poetry collections (Randomer and Don’t Go There), three plays (Three Men Talking About Things They Kinda Know About, For Saoirse, the Process and Something Worth Saying), with numerous poems, short stories and articles published in anthologies, on radio, and various print outlets such as The journal.ie and the Irish Times.
Whether delivering projects on a local or national scale, Colm brings his unique experience as both writer and performer to bear on empowering and inspiring creativity in participants. From kayaking expeditions on the Liffey to performances in the National Concert Hall Colm’s delivery is dynamic, passionate, and original.
An award-winner prose writer, poet, performer, and playwright, Colm has been commissioned by community festivals and national institutions, including the Abbey Theatre, always delivering powerful and moving work. Often through writing that amplifies voices Colm’s work offers a humane, inclusive, insight into contemporary Ireland.
Colm has delivered a diverse range of workshops to community groups, on college campuses, and in secondary schools, helping to spark imaginative and creative potential in participants as well as offering detailed analysis of writing technique, each session underlined by Colm’s engaging presence and genuine passion for writing.
Improve your writing
Colm has been mentoring emerging and developing writers into publication and performance for numerous years. You can work with Colm in one of the following ways to improve your writing.
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To talk to Colm about a commission, project or workshop, please fill in this form.