COURSES

AUTUMN TERM 2019

Check out a range of writing and literature course now available for Autumn 2019. Don’t forget to read the Testimonials of previous participants.

Mayo

Creative Writing: Introduction on Tues/Thur* from Sep 17/19th at 8.00-10.00pm for 8 weeks.

Have you ever wanted to write short stories or even try a novel? Have you dreamt of seeing your play on stage, your film on screen, or even stunning audiences with your poetry?   This innovative new course  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 (see Testimonials).

Past participants welcome.

Venue: Davitt College, Castlebar (Mayo-Sligo-Leitrim Educational Training Board Centre)

Cost €105 / payable via MSLETB website (Limited places).

Registration Night – Davitt College, Thursday 5th September at 8pm.

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*Course night TBA.

Creative Writing: One Day Course (Poetry & The Short Story) on Saturday, September 28,  2019 at 10-3.45pm 

Take the first steps toward an exciting career as a professional writer or a rewarding hobby in this highly enjoyable but focussed one day course. Participants are introduced to poetry and short fiction and throughout the day will learn techniques of craft, complete writing exercises and benefit from class discussion of their work. Includes post-course editorial feedback. Suitable for beginners and also those with some writing experience. Schedule runs from 10-3.45pm with breaks for coffee and lunch. (see Testimonials).

Past participants welcome.

Venue:  Ballina Library, Pearse St., Ballina.

Cost €60 / payable on the day (Limited places).

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Galway

Creative Writing: Introduction on Thursdays from Oct 3 at 7.30-9.30pm for 8 weeks .

Have you ever wanted to write short stories or even try a novel? Have you dreamt of seeing your play on stage, your film on screen, or even stunning audiences with your poetry?   This innovative new course  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 (see Testimonials).

Past participants welcome.

Venue:  Galway Arts Centre, Dominic Street, Galway.

Cost €125 / payable via Galway Arts Centre website (Limited places).

Creative Writing: One Day Course (Poetry & The Short Story) on Saturday, October 27  2019 at 10-5pm 

Take the first steps toward an exciting career as a professional writer or a rewarding hobby in this highly enjoyable but focussed one day course. Participants are introduced to poetry and short fiction and throughout the day will learn techniques of craft, complete writing exercises and benefit from class discussion of their work. Includes post-course editorial feedback. Suitable for beginners and also those with some writing experience. Schedule runs from 10-5 with breaks for coffee and lunch. (see Testimonials).

Past participants welcome.

Venue:  Galway Arts Centre, Dominic Street, Galway.

Cost €75 / payable via Galway Arts Centre website (Limited places).

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Creative Writing: One Day Course (Crime and Sci-fi) on Saturday, November 2  2019 at 10-5pm 

Take the first steps toward an exciting career (or a rewarding hobby) as a crime fiction or sci-fi writer  in this highly enjoyable but focussed one day course. Participants are introduced to writing in the genres of crime and science fiction and throughout the day will learn techniques of craft, complete writing exercises and benefit from class discussion of their work. Includes post-course editorial feedback. Suitable for beginners and also those with some writing experience. Schedule runs from 10-5 with breaks for coffee and lunch (see Testimonials).

Past participants welcome.

Venue:  Galway Arts Centre, Dominic Street, Galway.

Cost €75 / payable via Galway Arts Centre website (Limited places). 

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Creative Writing: One Day Course (Horror & Relationship Writing) on Saturday, November 23 2019 at 10-5pm 

Take the first steps toward an exciting career (or a rewarding hobby) as a horror novelist or relationship writer  in this highly enjoyable but focussed one day course. Throughout the day writers will learn techniques of craft, complete writing exercises and benefit from class discussion of their work. Includes post-course editorial feedback. Suitable for beginners and also those with some writing experience. Schedule runs from 10-5 with breaks for coffee and lunch (see Testimonials).

Past participants welcome.

Venue:  Galway Arts Centre, Dominic Street, Galway.

Cost €75 / payable via Galway Arts Centre website (Limited places).

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Creative Writing: One Day Course (Stage &Screen) on Saturday, November 30 2019 at 10-5pm 

Take the first steps toward an exciting career (or rewarding hobby) as a playwright or screenwriter in this highly enjoyable but focussed one day course. Participants are introduced to writing for stage and screen.  Throughout the day writers will learn techniques of craft, complete writing exercises and benefit from class discussion of their work. Includes post-course editorial feedback. Suitable for beginners and also those with some writing experience. Schedule runs from 10-5 with breaks for coffee and lunch (see Testimonials).

Past participants welcome.

Venue:  Galway Arts Centre, Dominic Street, Galway.

Cost €75 / payable via Galway Arts Centre website (Limited places).

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Irish Literature II

This carefully structured course is part of the NUIG Autumn short course series. It 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-Louse Bennet’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 II follows on from last year’s Irish Literature course, however it is available to all. It 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.

Venue:  NUIG (exact location TBA)

Starting Wednesday 2nd October for 8 weeks at  7-9pm

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