Advanced Courses

If you have been writing creatively for some time, we recommend one of the courses below.

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Creative Writing: Single Project

This course is designed for those writers who wish to spend a sustained period of time working on a single project of any length. Writers may have a formed idea to bring to the course which indicates its proposed overall structure and content. Part of the project might be already written but this is not required. Over the course, writers can submit up to 2,000 word sections for discussion at a weekly workshop with other writers. Projects can be in any genre or medium including novels, short stories, poetry, sci-fi, horror, crime, relationships, memoir, comedy, plays, films, TV shows, nonfiction, historical fiction, fantasy and radio plays amongst others. Alumni of other MKCW courses very welcome as well as writers of some experience. Includes some discussion of the writing craft, weekly workshop and post-course editorial response to a submission sample of 7,500 words, synopsis and formal query letter to publishers/agents/production companies. Limited Places.

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Monday 21st November at 10am-12pm/ 3pm-5pm

Friday 25th November at 10am-12pm/ 3pm-5pm / 5.30-7.30pm

Thursday 26th January 2023 at 5.30-7.30pm

Christmas Recess – December 24th- January 8th inclusive

November Courses complete week of 30th January 2023.

All times Irish Time as currently on timeanddate.com

Registration: €230/ Limited Places

Not sure of your schedule? You can still attend via FLEXI

How FLEXI Works
If the time of the Video Conference does not suit, you can now instead have one-to one Zoom (or phone) meetings about your work (15-20 mins) each week at a mutually convenient time. You receive a weekly podcast of each tutorial, slides every week, and workshop via email (including exchanging writing with other participants if you wish). Cost will be the same.

Don’t forget to check out the Testimonials page!

Creative Writing:Single Project

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€230.00

Creative Writing: Portfolio

Creative Writing: Portfolio is an exciting new one-year course which provides writers an opportunity to develop, progress and ultimately gain specialised evaluation of a portfolio of writing/long form manuscript or novel and synopsis up to 50,000 words. Other forms are welcome including poetry, film and television, stage plays and many other creative writing proposals.

Participants attend a weekly seminar from January – December, where their writing is read and discussed regularly (This course runs adjacent to ‘Creative Writing: Single Project’) . At the end of three semesters, writers submit a long form work or a portfolio of writings for evaluation by the course tutor in Spring 2024 after the course concludes. Writers may also submit an industry level query for review. The objective is for writers to move their writing closer to achieving industry recognition through publication or to independently proceed with their writing projects and share with family and friends. Writers receive a completion certificate at the end of the course for Continuing & Professional Development purposes.

Weekly Seminar Dates:

CHOOSE ONE CLASS PER SEMESTER

SEMESTER 1 

Friday 20th January 2023 to Friday 21st April 2023 (10.00am- 12.00pm/ 3.00-5.00pm/5.30pm-7.30pm)

OR

Monday 16th January 2023 to Monday 17th April 2023 (10.00am-12.00pm/ 3.00-5.00pm/8.00-10.00pm)

SEMESTER 2

Friday 28th April 2023 to Friday 14th July 2023 (10.00am- 12.00pm/3.00-5.00pm/5.30pm-7.30pm)

OR

Monday 24th April 2023 to Monday 24th July 2023 (10.00am-12.00pm/3.00-5.00pm/8.00-10.00pm

SEMESTER 3

Friday 22nd September 2023 to Friday 8th December 2023 (10.00am- 12.00pm/ 3.00-5.00pm/5.30pm-7.30pm)

OR

Monday 25th September 2023 to 18th December 2023 (8.00-10.00pm/3.00-5.00pm)

All times Irish Time as currently on timeanddate.com

*No classes on ROI Bank Holidays

Submit Final Portfolio/Long Form Project in January 2024.

SUMMARY

  • 3x 12-week Single Project Sessions (Value €690)
  • Full Editorial Response to each project of up to 50,000 words (Value €195)

Registration: €795/ Limited Places

Creative Writing: Complete

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€795.00

Creative Writing: Complete

Creative Writing: Complete is a complete creative writing course. It is designed for both the new writer and those with some experience. Alumni from previous MKCW courses are also very welcome.

All Participants attend a weekly seminar from January to December where their writing is read and discussed regularly (This course runs adjacent to ‘Creative Writing: Single Project’) . Each semester, they also select from a range of other creative writing or Irish literature modules available.

New writers can select modules which introduce all the basic crafts and over one academic year progress to more advanced modules which encourage and develop the use of a range of advanced narrative skills and providing specialised knowledge and in-depth discussion and reflection on many different genres and mediums. There is also an opportunity to study over a century of Irish literature. Each writing module provides an opportunity for a FINAL PROJECT with extended editorial.

Advanced or ALUMNI writers can attend a range of specialised modules in areas which particularly interest them, select one-to-one options and benefit from an exciting range of reader responses in a series of workshops throughout the year. Each writing module provides an opportunity for a FINAL PROJECT with extended editorial.

All levels will benefit from literature modules which pay close emphasis on story telling and the process of the professional author.

At the end of the course, participants submit a GRAND PROJECT: a full length work such as novel, play, feature film screenplay or other creative writing project/portfolio of writing. Length can be up to 150,000 words / 3 hour feature film plus synopsis. Full editorial response with advice on how to proceed with the project will be provided in Spring 2024 after the course concludes. Writers may also submit an industry level query for review.

All participants can be assured they are attending a suite of modules which have been finely designed and crafted by an experienced lecturer in Creative Writing and Irish Literature and a practicing writer. Writers will enjoy close attention to their work as it progresses, develop a strong group bond, meet many writers at different levels of experience and working in different genres and mediums and make long lasting friendships. This is a unique and exciting opportunity and it is available all over the world from the comfort of your home.

The objective is for writers to move their writing closer to achieving industry recognition through publication or to independently proceed with their writing projects and share with family and friends. Creative Writing: Complete is an exciting new one-year course which provides writers an opportunity to develop, progress and ultimately gain specialised evaluation of a portfolio of writing/long form manuscript or novel and synopsis up to 150,000 words.

* All modules run concurrently with shorter courses

* Some modules may be run by FLEXI (one-to-one sessions at a mutually convenient time)

How Creative Writing: Complete works

Attend Creative Writing: COMPLETE (Seminar) ( Adjacent to ‘Creative Writing: Single Project’) weekly for 12 weeks per Semester.

Zoom Class times available:
10am-12pm/3pm-5pm/5.30pm-7.30pm Fridays OR 3pm-5pm OR 8pm-10pm Mondays via FLEXI, email, post or telephone (GMT)
Please indicate preferred time/option on booking

All times Irish Time as currently on timeanddate.com

Select THREE 8 week modules (One per semester is recommended) (Additional modules €150 supplement)

* Subject to adjustment

* All courses run adjacent to single 8-week courses

* All modules may be repeated if desired, unless marked otherwise. Times vary.

– Creative Writing: Introduction
– Creative Writing: Intermediate
– Creative Writing: Advanced
– Irish Literature: From Plunkett to Rooney
– Irish Literature: From Moore to Enright
– Irish Literature: From Yeats to McKeon
– Irish Literature: From Macken to Meehan
– Irish Literature: Poets & Poetry
– One-to-one support (30 minute sessions at mutually convenient times)
– Other modules may be added

Participants attend a weekly seminar from January to December, where their writing is read and discussed regularly (This course runs adjacent to ‘Creative Writing: Single Project’) . At the end of three semesters, writers submit a long form work or a portfolio of writings for evaluation by the course tutor in Spring 2024 after the course concludes. Writers may also submit an industry level query for review.

Weekly Seminar Dates:

CHOOSE ONE CLASS PER SEMESTER

SEMESTER 1 

Friday 20th January 2023 to Friday 21st April 2023 (10.00am- 12.00pm/ 3.00-5.00pm/5.30pm-7.30pm)

OR

Monday 16th January 2023 to Monday 17th April 2023 (10.00am-12.00pm/ 3.00-5.00pm/8.00-10.00pm)

SEMESTER 2

Friday 28th April 2023 to Friday 14th July 2023 (10.00am- 12.00pm/3.00-5.00pm/5.30pm-7.30pm)

OR

Monday 24th April 2023 to Monday 24th July 2023 (10.00am-12.00pm/3.00-5.00pm/8.00-10.00pm

SEMESTER 3

Friday 22nd September 2023 to Friday 8th December 2023 (10.00am- 12.00pm/ 3.00-5.00pm/5.30pm-7.30pm)

OR

Monday 25th September 2023 to 18th December 2023 (8.00-10.00pm/3.00-5.00pm)

You can attend via FLEXI, Email, Video Conference (Zoom), Phone or Post

NO CLASSES ON ROI BANK HOLIDAYS

Check out the TESTIMONIALS page at http://www.martinkeaveney.com

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You can also register via Stripe, Bank Transfer or Post – email info@martinkeaveney.com

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You can attend via FLEXI, Email, Video Conference (Zoom), Phone or Post

NO CLASSES ON ROI BANK HOLIDAYS

SUMMARY

  • 3x 12-week Single Project Sessions (Value €690)
  • 3x 8-week Genre-focussed/Literature modules (Value €450)
  • Full Editorial Response to each project of up to 150,000 words (Value €290)

Registration: €1375 / Limited places

Creative Writing: Complete

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€795.00

Queries on course delivery or content: info@martinkeaveney.com

Creative Writing: Advanced

In association with Galway Arts Centre

This course is designed for those firmly committed to their writing as a hobby or as a career. Writers may have a writing project or projects they wish to work on for the duration of the course. Participants with no specific project may wish to spend the early weeks finalizing their choice of project. Each week, writers can submit sections for workshop and discussion. Projects can be in any genre or medium. Course also includes discussion of songwriting, romance fiction, multiform, video-game writing, writing for the internet and commercial script writing along with elements of writing craft. Alumni of other MKCW courses very welcome. Includes post-course editorial of a chapter/story sample or equivalent up to 3,000 words. Limited Places

You can attend online by video conference or participate solely via email/phone/post instead.

Video Class: 10am-12pm/3pm-5pm/8pm-10pm

All times Irish Time as currently on timeanddate.com

Next Start Date: Thursday 2nd February 2023.

Registration: €150/Limited Places

Don’t forget to check out the Testimonials page!

Not sure of your schedule? You can still attend via FLEXI

How FLEXI Works
If the time of the Video Conference does not suit, you can now instead have one-to one Zoom (or phone) meetings about your work (15-20 mins) each week at a mutually convenient time. You receive a weekly podcast of each tutorial, slides every week, and workshop via email (including exchanging writing with other participants if you wish). Cost will be the same.

Creative Writing: Advanced

Complete your order here.

€150.00

All registered participants are subject to Terms of Use