slow down. write.

Mindful writing group

in Malahide

and North County Dublin

Join us!
Handwriting is more connected to the movement of the heart.
— Natalie Goldberg, Writing Down the Bones: Freeing the Writer Within

Why write with us?

Just write

Find time and space to write

Slow down

Go offline and write by hand

Get into the flow

Keep showing up, keep writing

Writing community

Connect with creative locals

As a procrastinating writer, an expat and a gay woman who's recently relocated from hectic East London to suburban Dublin on a quest for a slower, more mindful life, I know how important it is to find a welcoming and supportive community who share the same interests.

That's how Writing Room came about. I wanted to create an inclusive, safe and meaningful space for writers to write, develop and connect by sharing their stories. We are all about writing and slowing down, so we write longhand. We meet regularly for friendly writing sessions, critique workshops and every couple of months we come together to chat about a book on writing or mindfulness as part of our Mindful Reader Bookclub. Daily Morning Pages sessions are there to encourage us to show up and write every day, reconnect with ourselves and boost our creativity.

All events are free and local, held online or in Malahide.

Come and join us for one of our popular events - all you need is a pen and a notebook, no writing or mindfulness experience is necessary!

See our events!

Mindful writing

Mindfulness is the basic human ability to be fully present, aware of where we are and what we’re doing, and not overly reactive or overwhelmed by what’s going on around us, says Jon Kabat-Zinn, pioneer of mindfulness-based stress reduction.

Research demonstrates that mindfulness improves a person’s ability to concentrate, decreases the fear of being judged and enhances open-minded thinking while reducing aversive self-conscious thinking. These points map directly onto key characteristics of creative habits of working, thinking, and being in the world.

Mindful writing enables us to reconnect with the essence of the writing process, and both can be very therapeutic. Using simple meditation and writing exercises, you can learn how to find stillness in your mind, move through creative blocks caused by over-thinking or self-criticism. This involves stripping away the layers of “noise” that cloud your view of the world—things like fear, anxiety, and rambling thoughts. As you get rid of these obstructions, you will start to see the world more clearly, the goal of every writer.

Our online Morning Pages sessions will get you started!

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Mindful Writing Events

Join one of our free events!

Find time for yourself and your writing, get unblocked and connect with other writers.
To sign up, fill out the contact us form and select the event you want to attend.
Just bring a pen and notebook with you, we write offline!
We hope to see you there!

Morning Pages


7.00am - 8.00am

About Morning Pages

online (Zoom)

Writing Cafe

Wed & Fri

6.30pm - 8.00pm

(dedicated to writing)

The Garden House Cafe

Critique Workshop

Last Friday of the month

6.30pm - varies

(feedback workshop)

The Garden House Cafe

& social drinks afterwards

Mindful Reader

Bimonthly bookclub

next date: 3rd July, 4pm

Download Reading List in PDF

The Garden House Cafe

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Past Events

We are a friendly bunch of writers!
You don't need to be an experienced writer or know anything about mindfulness to join us. Everyone is welcome.
Here are some moments captured during our writing cafe events.

Where we write

We meet, write and chat in the lovely coffee shop in The Garden House Cafe, Malahide.


Backroad, Mabestown,
Co Dublin K36 PD77

After the critique workshops, we often head to the Gibney's Of Malahide pub
to chat and celebrate a job well done over a drink.

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