Join published writer Bayveen O’Connell for a free creative writing workshop at Kerry County Museum. The aim of this creative workshop is to inspire museum visitors to engage with objects in a creative way. The workshop is aimed at writers and members of the public of all levels of writing experience. Writers of all genres are welcome. The participants will spend time with the artefact, draw inspiration from it and from the theme it inspires, and will produce a piece of writing they can share on the museum’s website. 

Bayveen has been giving regular professional Creative Writing Workshops in person and online since 2018. Her fiction and non-fiction have been published in Irish and international print anthologies and in online literary magazines. She has a background in TEFL teaching, and holds a BA English, Media & Cultural Studies, an MLitt in Publishing, and is currently doing an MA in Museum Studies. In July 2022, she delivered an ekphrastic themed workshop on the Retreat West writing platform. Her writing has been nominated for Best Microfiction and the Pushcart Prize. She has a deep interest in writing inspired by art and artefacts and is exploring this in her Museum Studies dissertation. She is also currently working on her collection of flash fiction – short fiction of fewer than 1000 words.