Tutor: Mary Lennon is a published writer and experienced Creative Writing Tutor
Start Date: 6th October 2020
Duration: 8 weeks
Start Time: 7.30pm-9pm
Course Format: Remote Join course via Zoom from home.
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 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.
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.