CREATIVE WRITING – Getting Started, Keeping Going
It’s often hard to begin writing, even if you really want to and it’s also hard to keep going, even if you
really want to! Finding time & space, building self-belief & writing habits, all need practice and
This course offers you strategies to get started & to keep going …
In class, we will work on short exercises which prompt writing – opening lines, photographs, objects
and we’ll read samples of writing from published authors – to see how they do it – which will help
stimulate ideas. These starts can be worked on for the following week.
You will be encouraged to delve into memories, experience, imagination as your material & to try
out stories, memoir, short drama, poems etc.
There will also be a focus on tools of the trade: finding a voice, creating setting, character, dialogue,
Expect lively discussion too!
Course Day & Time: Tuesday evening 7.30 – 9.30pm
Course Format: In class with tutor. Maximum of 12 students.
Duration: 8 weeks
Enrolment: You can enrol online by clicking on the Easy Payments Plus button. Enrolment will begin on the 1st of December at 10am.
Tutor: Mary Lennon
Mary Lennon is a writer and Creative Writer Tutor. She co-edited “Across the Water – Irish women’s live in Britain”, published by Virago Press & has published poems and short stories. Her first novel, Amethyst Country, a contemporary novel set in Achill, will be published in June 2022.
She has taught Creative writing in many settings, in school, prison & Adult Education.