It’s often hard to begin writing, even if you really want to, it’s also hard to keep going even if you really want to! Finding time & space, building self-belief & writing habits, all need practice and encouragement.
This course offers you strategies to help you get started & to help you keep going …
In class, we will work on short exercises which prompt writing – opening lines, photographs, objects, images – which you can then continue at home. You will be encouraged to delve into memories, experiences, imagination, as material for your work, whether your interest is in poems, stories, memoir.
There will also be a focus on the tools of the trade: finding your voice, using images, shaping work, writing character, setting, dialogue and building surprise & tension in stories and poems.
We will read samples of writing from published authors – to see how they do it – so expect lively, enjoyable discussion.
Course Day & Time: Tuesday evening 7.30 – 9.30pm
Start Date: 24/01/23
Course Format: In class with tutor. Maximum of 12 students.
Duration: 8 weeks
Enrol: Registration for our courses is available by going onto our website www.malahidecsadulted.ie and clicking on the ‘EASY PAYMENTS PLUS’ button. Enrolment will open on the 1st December at 10am.
Tutor: Mary Lennon
Mary Lennon is a writer and Creative Writer Tutor. She co-edited “Across the Water – Irish women’s live in Britain”, published by Virago Press & has published poems and short stories. Her first novel, Amethyst Country, a contemporary novel set in Achill, will be published in June 2022.
She has taught Creative writing in many settings, in school, prison & Adult Education.