Frank Golden

Burren College of Art Time, Space & Inspiration

Frank Golden

Head of Creative Writing


Frank Golden was born in Dublin and has been living in the Burren for almost thirty years. His publications include the poetry collections; ‘gotta get a message to you (Salmon Publications) "In Daily Accord" (Salmon Publications), "The Interior Act" (Salmon Publications), "On Route To Leameneh" (Raven Arts Press), "In Partial Settlement" (Wiffle Press), and two novels, "The Two Women Of Aganatz" (Wolfhound Press) and ‘The Night Game’ (Salmon Fiction). He has written two screenplays WHERE TWO ROADS MEET, and THE CALLER both of which received Arts Council and Film Board funding. With co-writer G V Whelan, and in conjunction with RTE, he developed a series called THE GATEWAY, and worked as script supervisor on the SURVIVOR SERIES (HTV). In recent years he has worked on TV and film projects and has had a number of solo exhibitions of his paintings and video installations, the most recent being Living Through Air at the Courthouse Arts Centre. 2012 saw the premiere of his short film A Room in Air, while 2013  saw the publication of Circus Europe (Salmon Publications) – a Dutch-Irish, poetic-visual arts project. He has received a number of awards including Film &Video Award (Irish Arts Council), Bursaries in Literature (Irish Arts Council), Development Funding (Irish Film Board). He has recently completed a new film script of The Night Game and is working on two new book projects.

Teaching Philosophy

My aim is to get writers to generate writing.  I strive to foster an environment within which students   forge compelled works, invent, lie, subvert, interrogate, and are reflective, informed, expansive workshop participants. A component part of the process demands delving into conceptual and practical aspects of writing, the formal devices that contain the sense-making process.