Nell Regan lectures on  Irish poetry at 3rd level as well as running creative writing and educational workshops for children, young adults and adults. She also designs and runs courses for teachers and is available to develop courses/ one off sessions for schools, 3rd level institution and community groups. For bookings and more information contact Nell at preparingforspring[at] and also Poetry Ireland Writers in Schools.

Third Level

  • Lecturer on Irish Poetry for the University of Iowa Irish Writing Programme, UCD and with IES.
  • Regular guest lecturer UCC MA Creative Writing.
  • Guest lecturer at US universities including Glucksman Ireland House, New York University, NY; Irish Studies, Villanova University, PA; University of Iowa, IA.

 Adult Creative Writing Workshops

Upcoming: Introduction to Creative Writing, Mermaid Arts Centre, Bray, Co Wicklow


Teacher Education

Her Department of Education approved teacher summer courses include ‘Creative Writing in the Differentiated Classroom’ The Ark 2017; ‘Creative Writing and Special Needs’ at Drumcondra, Blackrock  and Dublin West Education Centres. Read one participant’s account of the 2017 course at Arts in Education.   Other comments include;

I have to say this is the best Summer Course I have completed to date.                                        Very helpful & thoroughly enjoyable!  

Excellent enthusiastic presenter who shows an obvious passion and gift for writing.                                      Thoroughly enjoyed the week.                               Excellent course, most enjoyable!


School Workshops

A trained and experienced primary teacher she facilitates one off sessions and creative writing residencies for Poetry Ireland Writers in Schools, Worldwide Global Schools, Dun Laoghaire Rathdown Arts office and Children’s Books Ireland among others.

Click here for video of residency  CBI Seanchaí 2016 project.