Sunday, 31 August 2008

Poetry Classes for Galwegians

All you Galwegians (don't you love that word!) starting mid September, you have a plethora of choices for creative writing classes.

10 weekly classes with Kevin Higgins in the Galway Arts Centrestarting September 16th.
Chose between Tuesday evenings, 7-8.30pm and Wednesday afternoons, 2-3.30pm for beginners and improvers.
Or Thursday afternoons, 2-3.30pm (first class September 25th) for Advanced Poetry (but presumably poets who do not have day jobs or small children - seems a little unthunk out to me, only for retirees?)

Susan Millar DuMars teaches Creative Writing for beginners and improvers Monday afternoons 2-3:30pm (again the dodgy timeslot)

The cost is a very affordable 100 Euro or 90 for concessions.
To reserve a place contact Victoria at reception at Galway Arts Centre, 47 Dominick Street, phone 091 565886 or email

At the GTI:
Kevin also teaches Creative Writing for beginners for 10 weeks starting Monday 22nd September 7-9pm. 120 Euro.

Susan Millar DuMars teaches Intermediate creative writing every Tuesday evening 7-9pm starting 23rd September. Also 120 Euro.

To book a place in either class contact GTI, Father Griffin Road, Galway Telephone 091-581342 or go to GTI Website

Susan Millar DuMars teaches Creative Writing for Beginners every Wednesday 7:30 to 9:30pm for 8 weeks starting 24th September. Cost 120 Euro.
For further details or to book a place contact GMIT, Dublin Road, Galway. Telephone 091 753161 or see the GMIT website

1 comment:

Susan said...

Thanks for a great post! I've been looking for poetry classes and workshops. (if only to make all the other students look good!)

Trouble is, when you live in not-Dublin, or not-Cork, or not-Galway, it's almost impossible to find classes like this.

For me, that 2pm time is ideal, because I'll be facing a two-hour-plus train ride or drive going either east or west. I think this is who that mid-day timeslot is for: people not living in the cities. Not only do we have long drive times, but we're mostly farmers and factory workers and shopkeepers, with unusual or flexible schedules.

I'd LOVE an excuse to visit Galway more often...I'll be looking into these.