COURSES

AUTUMN 2020

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

 

Creative Writing: Introduction – Remote – Autumn 2020

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.

Course Times

Begins:

Thursday 8th October 2020 at 8-10pm GMT

Duration:

8 weeks

Venue:

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

Registration fee: €125/Limited Places

Register Now

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 – Autumn 2020

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’.

 

Course Times

Begins:

New Start Date in November Forthcoming

Duration:

8 weeks

Venue:

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

Registration fee: €125/Limited Places

Register your Interest

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 I – Remote – Autumn 2020

This popular and highly rewarding short literature course is now available remotely. The program provides a general introduction to critically reading some of Ireland’s best known literature in the context of a progressing Ireland.

We will begin at the turn of the 20th century with Mayoman George Moore’s The Untilled Field, then proceed through the next century with James Joyce’s Dubliners, John McGahern’s Amongst Women, set in the midlands, and Pat McCabe’s The Butcher Boy as a representative of Ulster. We conclude with newer works in Claire Keegan’s Foster, set in Wexford, Ann Enright’s south-west in The Green Road, Eimear McBride’s west of Ireland background of A Girl is a Half-Formed Thing, and Galway’s Mary Costello who provides an Irish narrator in the New York setting of Academy Street. By the end of the course, participants will have read and discussed a number of Ireland’s best-known authors. An exciting course which would be ideal for the literary enthusiast or anyone preparing to study English at third level.

Begins:

Monday 5th October 2020 at 3-5pm

Duration:

8 weeks

Venue:

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

Registration fee: €125/Limited Places

Register here

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

How FLEXI works

You receive all the course material and each week arrange a 15-minute meeting with the course tutor to discuss the weekly author.