This course is designed for both beginners and more experienced writers who are wishing to develop their own style and voice.
The course comprises of workshop-led two hour sessions in which the class will draw on exercises to unlock the individual writer’s greatest strengths, focusing on style, story and emotional resonance.
Participants will cover a variety of forms and find the one best suited to the individual, so that by the end of the course each will have a short story, opening chapter of a novel, a short story scene or poem.
The objective is to stimulate the imagination in a supportive environment and to foster a love for the writing process that will continue long after the course has ended.
The course is taught by Liz McSkeane, a poet, short story writer and novelist. She won the Hennessy New Irish Writer of the Year Award for her poetry and her début novel, 'Canticle', was a winner in the Irish Writers Centre Novel Fair. Her collection of short stories, 'What to Put in a Suitcase' was published in October, 2022. She is the founder and Director of Turas Press, an independent publishing house based in Dublin.
Starts: 23rd January 2024
Times: Tuesdays 18:30 - 20:30
Duration: 10 Weeks
"Liz's writing class has become one of the highlights of my week. Relaxed and insightful, she explores both poetry and prose.
Interesting assignments will get you writing - or get you writing again. I can't think of a better reason to abandon the sofa of
a winter's evening." Grace Garvey
"The format of the class worked very well. I would definitively recommend this class if you are interested in learning more
about the creative process of writing. Elizabeth is a wonderful teacher and made sure all our voices were heard."
"Throughout the course, I found Liz's guidance extremely helpful and insightful. The course was well-organized and provided an understanding of the structure, format, and style of world-renowned pieces of prose and poetry. I was fascinated by the exploration of different forms of creative writing, and the insights gained were both valuable and thought-provoking. As a result of the course, my writing has improved tremendously." Rosemary Kavanagh
Graduates who complete this course may apply to the following course in BFEI:
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