Gift idea! Buy someone an acting class or a creative writing course!

VoucherNow you can spread the joy and buy an Act The Maggot gift voucher for a friend or loved one. Go on, present them with a golden opportunity to release their own inner maggot! Contact Amy on 087 374 4926 or at to discuss your gift plan and to decide which is best – a beginners’ acting class, a beginners’ creative writing class or an introduction to mindfulness.

Try our Summer Acting Class!

BEGINNERSC’mon, folks! You better book fast. Places are quickly disappearing on the new Summertime Act The Maggot class!
For more information on this fun acting class have a read of this and like our Facebook page to get updates. Call us at 01 4967021 or 087 374 4926 or to book your place. Our six-week classes cost €180.

Exciting creative writing class

It was so lovely to meet the new bunch of scribblers tonite for the first in a series of six creative writing classes I am running in the lovely Gateway space, Rathmines. 

We got down to scribbling pretty quickly and managed to squeeze in a chocolate-fuelled tea break to boot. They’ve been sent off with short writing assignments for next Tuesday, their heads full of characters and possible plots already. A great array of talent with varied interests and tastes and, as always, a super bunch of maggots! Looking forward to next week already.

June 23 Beginners Acting booking now

BEGINNERSNot sure what you want to do this summer? Why not try our fun, Beginners Acting for Adults located in Dublin city centre, in the heart of Temple Bar. We are taking bookings now. Limited spaces available.
Thursdays 7.30-9.30pm – June 23rd to July 28th, 2016
Runs for 6 weeks at Temple Bar Gallery – All courses cost €180.
To book, call 087 374 4926 or

Funny story on Creative Writing

Tapping into one’s creativity, revealing oneself through stories and writing exercises with a group of like-minded aspiring writers can be a lot of fun but it also has its challenges.

For all of you who know what it is like to be part of a creative writing group or are about to learn, this short story by Lucas Gardner published in The New Yorker is hilarious.

Join us next week in Rathmines for a fun, creative writing class. There are still some places left. It starts Tuesday, May 10th and runs for six weeks. 7.30-9.30pm – €180 per course. To book your place, call 087 374 4926 or

Creative Writing Testimonial

Amy is an inspiration! I took part in her Act the Maggot class and
creative writing class 3 years ago. What a fabulous opportunity to reach your inner creativity, in a safe, nurturing environment. Loved every minute of it. 
Liz Price

Thanks for that Liz. It’s not me, it’s you! If you are reading this and thinking about jumping off the cliff and writing on your way down why not give me a call or a text 0873744926 or

Our next creative writing class starts Tuesday, May 10 for 6 weeks in Rathmines (7.30-9.30pm) €180 per course.

Hennessy New Writing Awards

This should be of interest to beginner writers out there and provide some inspiration and future reading lists. Here is a link to a short article featuring the nominees for this year’s Hennessy 2016 Literary Awards. There is a nice blurb about each writer in their category and the focus in on beginnings, how their story was inspired, what was it’s organic starting point. Interesting stuff. Best of luck to Niall McArdle and Nathalie Ryan. If you are keen to find a good writing group in Dublin, why not try our next course starting May 10th, 2016.

If your dreams don’t scare you they aren’t big enough!

Sometimes we just need to be in the company of like-minded people to be reminded of our dreams and aspirations. It’s easy to get lazy and sluggish and forget some of the goals we used to have before life got in the way. Beginner acting classes help inspire confidence and clear thinking. Mindfulness meditation can help calm the mind in order to see clearly and make exciting plans. Creative writing helps get those hidden stories onto the page and gets the brain flowing with ideas again, especially in the group context with other adults. Remember to act the maggot as often as possible. It keeps us fresh, energetic and young at heart.