Sunday, 22 August 2010

Workshops at the Irish Writers Centre

The writers centres are gearing up for the Autumn season of classes. Maybe it's time to get back to the classroom.

Here are some weekend courses at the IWC. If you know of others around the country, send me the details (email on the sidebar) and I'll post them up.

Writing Short Fiction with Nuala Ni Chonchuir 11.09.10

This two-day workshop will be a structured guide to short fiction writing; topics covered will include character, style, dialogue, 'show don’t tell', setting and language use. This course is designed for people who are interested in developing their writing further.

Fantasy Fiction with Celine Kiernan 11.09.10

This intensive two-day course will be ideal for aspiring and already practising fantasy fiction writers.

Travel Writing Workshop with Charlie Connelly 25.09.10

This two-day course would give those attending a firm grounding in what makes good travel writing. Combining tutorial, discussion and a couple of short writing assignments, attendees would leave the course with a better understanding of the mechanics of travel writing and where and how to place articles and books.

The Novel with Kevin Power 09.10.10

This two-day workshop is aimed at people who have already completed some work on the first draft of a novel. It will emphasize the techniques of novel-writing, such as structure, voice, tone, and style.

Playwriting with Billy Roche 06.11.2010
This two-day playwriting course will look at elements such as the plot, characterisation, storyline and dialogue.

Poetry Workshop with Enda Wyley 13.11.10

This is a practical two day intensive poetry workshop which aims to inspire and encourage those who have either just begun to write poems or those who feel they might benefit from feedback on poetry they have been working on for a while.

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