Creative Writing: Introduction

Creative Writing: Introduction –  Galway City  Course Outline  

Thanks for enrolling in the course. You will certainly enjoy and find very rewarding. Please see the outline below. If you have any further queries relating to the course, please email

Week 1


Week 2

Realism/Starting to write

Week 3

Sci-fi/The Writing Life

Week 4


Week 5

Relationships/Sharing and critiquing

Week 6


Week 7

Stage – The Medium/Formats/Submissions

Week 8

Screen – The Medium/Formats/Submissions

Week 9-11

Special Focus

Week 12

Final Project readings

Writers have the option to submit writing and read others’ material via email/workshop . Writers can also submit a Final Project. Writers receive support readings and weekly video to ensure a high quality course experience. Course is suitable for complete beginners but those with some experience are also welcome.

Reading list

Readings/viewings are optional but they are helpful for weekly discussion. It is not necessary to purchase any of these titles as material will be provided in advance.


Blake, William. Blake’s Poetry and Designs. WW.Norton, 2008.

Joyce, James. ‘The Dead’ Dubliners. The O’Brien Press, 2012.

Davis, Wendy, ‘Below My Window’, Mystery Tribune (no date).

Poe, Edgar Allen. ‘The Black Cat’. Selected Tales, Oxford University Press, 1998.

Treadmill, Sophie. Machinal  (UCLA Production, 2005)

Other readings TBA.

Registration: €289.99 here (Limited places)