Friday, 19 September 2008

Creative Writing Night Classes in Castlebar

News from Co Mayo.

A new course of night classes in Creative Writing will start in GMIT Castlebar for the winter. The course runs one night a week for twelve weeks and each class lasts two hours. The classes will suit beginners and improvers.

This is a practical course with the emphasis on writing. Topics covered will include what to write about, point of view, setting, style, voice, flash fiction, short stories, poetry, dialogue, drama, critique and markets. At the end of the course, students should have an impressive body of work compiled.

The actual night that the classes will be held on has not yet been decided but will most likely be Tuesday or Thursday.

The tutor is John Corless who has an MA in Creative Writing. I saw him perform at Electric Picnic. He writes poetry, drama and fiction. His poetry is a mix of political and satirical; one critic described it as 'Paul Durcan meets The Sawdoctors.'

To book a place telephone GMIT on 094 90 25 700. Further details on the course may be had by ringing 087 9843900.


Siobhán said...

Hi there. Came upon your blog with the black box - the first other Irish blog it has led me to. I've just started this blogging business. Best,

Emerging Writer said...

Hi,Thanks for dropping by. Don't be a stranger and give the blogging business a go. It can be very addictive. But I think you should start your next novel while waiting to hear about your first. You need something for your two book deal!

Unknown said...

Sounds like a good course, which I had one near me. Thanks for dropping by to visit today

Deborah Carr (Debs) said...

I wish I lived vaguely near to the course, it sounds excellent.