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 and space, building self-belief and writing habits, all need practice and encouragement. This course offers you strategies to help you get started and 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 y 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 and 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.
TUTOR : Mary Lennon is a published writer and experienced Creative
Writing Tutor. Cost €110
Registration for our courses is available by going onto our school website www.malahidecs.ie and clicking on the ‘Enrol Here’ button on the right-hand-side of the screen, by postal registration using the form on the inside cover of our programme or on our walk-in enrolment night on Monday 21st January 2019, 7:30pm – 9.00pm. Students can meet the course tutors at this session. Complimentary tea/coffee will also be available at this enrolment/open evening.