Writing for Well-Being – DLR

Welcome to your Writing for Well-Being Course!

Martin Keaveney Creative Writing  ‘Writing for Well-Beinge’  Course Outline 

Thanks for enrolling in the course. I hope you enjoy it and find it very rewarding. Please see the outline below. If you have any further queries relating to the course, please email info@martinkeaveney.com.

Week 1

Writing & Creative Practice

Week 2

Poetry & Language

Week 3

Fiction & Formats

Week 4

Plays & Film

Participants have the option to submit writing and read others’ material via email/workshop when available.

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.


Da Pra, Tara. ‘Writing Memoir and Writing for Therapy: An Inquiry on the Functions of Reflection’ Creative Nonfiction 48 (Spring 2013), pp. 60-64

Pennebaker, James W. ‘Writing about Emotional Experiences as a Therapeutic Process’

Psychological Science 8.3 , (May, 1997), pp. 162-166

Perkins Gillman, Charlotte. ‘The Yellow Wallpaper.’  New England Magazine, 1892 (Project Gutenberg)

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

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