CREATIVE WRITING – Getting Started, Keeping Going

Course Description:

It’s often hard to begin writing, even if you really want to, 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 encouragement.

This course offers you strategies to help you get started & to help you keep going …

In class, we will work on short exercises which prompt writing – opening lines, photographs, objects, images – which you can then continue at home. You will be encouraged to delve into memories, experiences, imagination, as material for your work, whether your interest is in poems, stories, memoir.

There will also be a focus on the tools of the trade: finding your voice, using images, shaping work, writing character, setting, dialogue and building surprise & tension in stories and poems.

We will read samples of writing from published authors – to see how they do it – so expect lively, enjoyable discussion.

Course Day & Time: Tuesday evening 7.30 – 9.30pm

Start Date: TBC

Cost: €110

Course Format: In class with tutor. Maximum of 12 students.

Duration: 10 weeks

Enrolment: You can enrol online by clicking on the Easy Payments Plus button. Enrolment will begin in early December. Keep an eye on the latest new section on our website for start date of enrolment.

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 will be published later this year. 
She has taught Creative writing in many settings, school, prison & Adult Education.

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