COURSES

SPRING 2021

Check out an exciting range of Creative Writing  & Irish Literature courses now available from the comfort of your home.

 

Creative Writing: Introduction – Remote 

In association with Galway Arts Centre

Have you ever wanted to write short stories or even try a novel? Have you dreamed of seeing your play on stage, your film on screen, or even stunning audiences with your poetry?

This exciting and highly popular course is now available remotely by video conference, email or phone. You can even participate by post if you wish. Zero technical expertise is required to take part. The course itself introduces participants to the craft of creative writing while working in a range of genres such as sci-fi, crime, horror and realism. We will share work, exchange feedback and discuss routes to publication. Suitable for those seeking a rewarding pastime or as an introduction to an exciting professional career as a creative writer. Includes post-course editorial. Limited Places

Next Start Date:

Tuesday 9th March 2021

Duration:

8 weeks

Venue:

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

Video Class: 8-10pm weekly (Tuesdays)

Registration fee: €125/Limited Places

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Don’t forget to check out the Testimonials page!

Times not suit? 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) You also can complete an optional Final Project and receive post course editorial with advice on how to proceed. Cost will be the same.

Creative Writing: Intermediate – Remote

In association with Galway Arts Centre

Would you like to develop your writing craft and develop your work for publication? Have you been working on a writing project for a while and want to move onto the next level? Explore genres such as comedy, fantasy, memoir and radio writing in this innovative new course for intermediate writers. The course is provided exclusively remotely, by video conference, email or phone. You can even participate by post if you wish. Zero technical expertise is required to take part. We will examine fundamental aspects of the craft, share work and exchange feedback. Includes weekly editorial support and extended post-course feedback and advice. Suitable for writers with some experience or those who have completed ‘Creative Writing: Introduction’. Limited Places

Next Start Date:

Wednesday 10th March 2021

Duration:

8 weeks

Venue:

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

Video Class: 8-10pm weekly (Wednesdays)

Registration fee: €125/Limited Places

Register Now

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) You also can complete an optional Final Project and receive post course editorial with advice on how to proceed. Cost will be the same.

Creative Writing: Advanced – Remote

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 complete industry sample or equivalent (up to 10,000 words). Limited Places

Next Start Date:

Thursday 11th March 2021

Duration:

8 weeks

Venue:

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

Video Class: 8-10pm weekly (Thursdays)

Registration fee: €125/Limited Places

Register Now

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) You also can complete an optional Final Project and receive post course editorial with advice on how to proceed. Cost will be the same.

Irish Literature – Remote

NEXT LITERARY TOUR OF IRELAND DEPARTS THIS MARCH!

IRISH LITERATURE – FROM PLUNKETT TO ROONEY

This carefully structured course is a general introduction to critically reading some
of Ireland’s best known literature in the context of a progressing Ireland. We will begin in the 20th century with short stories by James Plunkett, Flann O’Brien’s At Swim-Two-Birds and Edna O’Brien’s The Country Girls. We take in John Banville’s The Book of Evidence and then move to contemporary literature through Mike McCormack’s Solar Bones, Claire-Louise Bennett’s Pond, Sara Baume’s Spill Simmer Falter Wither and Sally Rooney’s Normal People. By the end of the course, participants will have read and discussed a number of Ireland’s authors and critically analysed their themes. Irish Literature is an exciting and highly enjoyable new course, which would be ideal for the literary enthusiast or anyone preparing to study English at third level.

Next Start Date:

Thursday 18th March 2021

Duration: 8 Weeks

Venue:

Remote attendance options:

INTERACTIVE – attend interactive Video Conference discussion (Zoom) 6.30 – 8.00 weekly & receive material by email including video of a recorded lecture each week.

EMAIL – receive material by email with a video of a prerecorded lecture each week.

PHONE – phone in to hear interactive class and receive material by email with a video of a prerecorded lecture each week.

POST – receive material by email with a podcast on USB key of a prerecorded lecture each week.

FLEXI – meet tutor remotely for 30 minute discussion weekly at mutual time and receive all course material by email.

Registration: €100/Limited Participants.

The course will be presented by Dr Martin Keaveney (John McGahern scholar). See www.martinkeaveney.com/testimonials.

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

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