In-Person Courses

We are delighted to announce the return of In-Person courses. Writers can now enjoy the high quality teaching and support of all MKCW courses In-Person at their local Arts Centre. We have a wide range of opportunities coming up so check out what is available now. Get in contact if you would like an In-Person writing event in your area. Courses designed & delivered by Dr Martin Keaveney or Associate Lecturer.

See you in class!

Martin.

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IRELAND SOUTH

Creative Writing: One Day Course – YOUGHAL

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?

Get started with creative writing in this exciting new one-day course. Learn the basics of craft, getting started, editing your work, and preparing for submission to publishers and editors. Suitable for those seeking a rewarding pastime or as an introduction to an exciting professional career as a creative writer. You also can complete an optional writing sample and receive post course editorial with advice on how to proceed. An exciting and enjoyable one-day course with expert support, writing exercises and creative workshops. 

Limited places.

The Mall Arts Centre, Youghal, Co.Cork. Saturday 10th September 2022

– 10am-5pm 

– €150 Book Here

Creative Writing: One Day Course – CLONMEL

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?

Get started with creative writing in this exciting new one-day course. Learn the basics of craft, getting started, editing your work, and preparing for submission to publishers and editors. Suitable for those seeking a rewarding pastime or as an introduction to an exciting professional career as a creative writer. You also can complete an optional writing sample and receive post course editorial with advice on how to proceed. An exciting and enjoyable one-day course with expert support, writing exercises and creative workshops. 

Limited places.

South Tipperary Arts Centre, Nelson St, Raheen, Clonmel, Co. Tipperary. 

Saturday 22nd October 2022

– 10am-5pm 

– €150 Book here / Limited places

Creative Writing: Introduction – NENAGH

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 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. You also can complete an optional Final Project and receive post course editorial with advice on how to proceed. Limited places.

Venue : Nenagh Arts Centre, Banba Square, Nenagh, Co. Tipperary.

Tuesday 27th September 2022

No class 1st November 1st 2022

Course completes 22nd November 2022

8 week course

7.00-9.00pm

€150 Book here

Limited places.

Creative Writing: Single Project – NENAGH

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 must 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 will 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.

Venue:  Nenagh Arts Centre,   Banba Square,    Nenagh,    Co. Tipperary

Friday 23rd September 2022 12 week course

No class 4th November 2022.

Course completes 16th December 2022.

7.00-9.00pm €230 Book here

Limited places.

IRELAND NORTH

Creative Writing: One Day Course – BALLYBOFEY

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?

Get started with creative writing in this exciting new one-day course. Learn the basics of craft, getting started, editing your work, and preparing for submission to publishers and editors. Suitable for those seeking a rewarding pastime or as an introduction to an exciting professional career as a creative writer. You also can complete an optional writing sample and receive post course editorial with advice on how to proceed. An exciting and enjoyable one-day course with expert support, writing exercises and creative workshops. 

Limited places.

Venue: Balor Arts Centre, Ballybofey, Co. Donegal.

Saturday 8th October 2022

10-5pm

– €150 Book Here

Creative Writing: One Day Course – CASTLEBLANEY

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?Get started with creative writing in this exciting new one-day course. Learn the basics of craft, getting started, editing your work, and preparing for submission to publishers and editors. Suitable for those seeking a rewarding pastime or as an introduction to an exciting professional career as a creative writer. You also can complete an optional writing sample and receive post course editorial with advice on how to proceed. An exciting and enjoyable one-day course with expert support, writing exercises and creative workshops. Limited places.

Venue: Íontas Theatre, Arts & Community Resource Centre, Conabury, Castleblayney, Co.Monaghan.

Saturday 24th September 2022

10am-5pm

Registration – €150

Register here

IRELAND EAST

Creative Writing: Single Project – TALLAGHT

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 must 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 will 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.

Venue

Rua Red, South Dublin Arts Centre, Tallaght, Co.Dublin.

Wednesday 21st September 2022

12 week course

7.30-9.30pm

€230 Book Here

Creative Writing: Introduction – TALLAGHT

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 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. You also can complete an optional Final Project and receive post course editorial with advice on how to proceed. Limited places.

Venue

Rua Red, South Dublin Arts Centre, Tallaght, Co.Dublin. Saturday 24th September 2022

8 week course

4.00-6.00pm

€150 Book here

Creative Writing: Introduction – DROGHEDA

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 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. You also can complete an optional Final Project and receive post course editorial with advice on how to proceed. Limited places.

Venue

Droichead Arts Centre, Drogheda, Co.Louth.

8 week course

4-6pm

WEDNESDAY 21st SEPTEMBER 2022 for 8 weeks

Book here

Creative Writing: Single Project – DROGHEDA

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 must 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 will 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.

Venue

Droichead Arts Centre, Drogheda, Co.Louth.

12 week course

4-6pm

THURSDAY 29th SEPTEMBER 2022 for 12 weeks

€230 Book here

Creative Writing: One Day Course – CARLOW

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?

Get started with creative writing in this exciting new one-day course. Learn the basics of craft, getting started, editing your work, and preparing for submission to publishers and editors. Suitable for those seeking a rewarding pastime or as an introduction to an exciting professional career as a creative writer. You also can complete an optional writing sample and receive post course editorial with advice on how to proceed. An exciting and enjoyable one-day course with expert support, writing exercises and creative workshops. 

Limited places.

Venue: Parish Centre, College Street, Carlow.

Saturday 15th October 2022

10-5pm

– €150 Book Here

Creative Writing: One Day Course – NEW ROSS

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?

Get started with creative writing in this exciting new one-day course. Learn the basics of craft, getting started, editing your work, and preparing for submission to publishers and editors. Suitable for those seeking a rewarding pastime or as an introduction to an exciting professional career as a creative writer. You also can complete an optional writing sample and receive post course editorial with advice on how to proceed. An exciting and enjoyable one-day course with expert support, writing exercises and creative workshops. 

Limited places.

Venue:

St. Michael’s Theatre Centre for the Arts

South Street, New Ross, Co. Wexford, Ireland

Monday 19th September 2022

10-5pm

– €150 Book Here

Creative Writing: One Day Course – ENNISCORTHY

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?

Get started with creative writing in this exciting new one-day course. Learn the basics of craft, getting started, editing your work, and preparing for submission to publishers and editors. Suitable for those seeking a rewarding pastime or as an introduction to an exciting professional career as a creative writer. You also can complete an optional writing sample and receive post course editorial with advice on how to proceed. An exciting and enjoyable one-day course with expert support, writing exercises and creative workshops. 

Limited places.

Venue:

The Presentation Arts Centre, Convent Rd., Enniscorthy, Co.Wexford.

Monday 25th September 2022

10-5pm

– €150 Book Here

Creative Writing: One Day Course – MULLINGAR

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?

Get started with creative writing in this exciting new one-day course. Learn the basics of craft, getting started, editing your work, and preparing for submission to publishers and editors. Suitable for those seeking a rewarding pastime or as an introduction to an exciting professional career as a creative writer. You also can complete an optional writing sample and receive post course editorial with advice on how to proceed. An exciting and enjoyable one-day course with expert support, writing exercises and creative workshops. 

Limited places.

Venue: Mullingar Arts Centre, Mount St, Commons, Mullingar, Co. Westmeath

Monday 12th September 2022

10-5pm

– €150 Book here

IRELAND WEST

Creative Writing: One Day Course – BALLINA

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?

Get started with creative writing in this exciting new one-day course. Learn the basics of craft, getting started, editing your work, and preparing for submission to publishers and editors. Suitable for those seeking a rewarding pastime or as an introduction to an exciting professional career as a creative writer. You also can complete an optional writing sample and receive post course editorial with advice on how to proceed. An exciting and enjoyable one-day course with expert support, writing exercises and creative workshops. 

Limited places.

Venue: Ballina Arts Centre, Ballina, Co.Mayo.

Saturday 27th August 2022

Registration: €150

Book here

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