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  • Registered Users Posts: 7,171 af_thefragile


    Hey guys, can you recommend me a good creative writing workshop of summer course.
    Something that is more aimed towards improving your writing skills rather than teaching you how to write a good novel. Like I've got no problem coming up with plots, characters and all of that but where I fall short is I'm not very good at when it comes to expressing all those thoughts and ideas onto paper.

    I guess I just need to write more but I've become a little too lazy and I need a good workshop which can give me a good kick in the backside to get me started with writing and can guide me in a direction which can make me a better writer...

    Cheers.


  • Closed Accounts Posts: 29 ✭✭✭ SamB64


    Writing skills are ver ycontext specific. OK, so you need good grammar and spelling. But in my mind the first question to ask is what is my intended outcome for this piece?

    If your writing a scientific paper (yawn) it's all third person passive. But good creative writing is about painting sensory "pictures" in your readers minds.

    After years of experience I'd say pick your course to suit your outcome - and learnfrom someone who's actually done it. Not some prof in an ivory tower.

    Rant over :rolleyes:


  • Registered Users Posts: 1,924 Fatboydim


    SamB64 wrote: »
    - and learn from someone who's actually done it. Not some prof in an ivory tower.

    Rant over :rolleyes:

    That's exactly what I have to offer. Twenty years of experience actually writing scripts that have been produced. Yet ironically I am not allowed to "Tutor" in Universities even though I've been called in many times as a guest. I can only comment on screenwriting of course, but it's amazing how inexperienced many of the tutors taking courses are.


  • Closed Accounts Posts: 2 Ems22


    Iv Heard that the Gaiety School Of Acting are doing a summer course called Write To Act, Its being taught by Lisa Harding, theres some more info on their website http://www.gaietyschool.com/courses/part_time/summer_courses/383/#details


  • Banned (with Prison Access) Posts: 169 ✭✭ bigsmokewriting


    Just a heads-up about our upcoming courses in Autumn/Winter 2010 - for beginning and developing writers.

    The Big Smoke Writing Factory lives at 7 Lower Hatch St, Dublin 2. Booking is available online at http://www.bigsmokewritingfactory.com/, via post, or at open days. Workshops are taught by members of the Big Smoke team, a group of experienced writers and facilitators who bring their dual expertise to the workshop environment, as well as guest teachers.

    Beginning To Write classes
    10 weeks, €240
    MONDAY, 6.30pm-8.30pm, starting September 6, 2010.
    TUESDAY, 10.30am-12.30pm, starting September 14, 2010.
    WEDNESDAY, 7pm-9pm, starting September 22, 2010.
    THURSDAY, 10.30am-12.30pm, starting September 23, 2010.
    THURSDAY, 7pm-9pm, starting September 30, 2010.

    Beyond Beginners class ('next step' after beginners')
    8 weeks, €200
    MONDAY, 10.30am-12.30pm, starting September 6, 2010.
    TUESDAY, 7pm-9pm, starting September 21, 2010.
    THURSDAY, 6.30pm-8.30pm, starting September 9, 2010.

    Novel In Progress (with Claire Hennessy)
    10 weeks, €250
    MONDAY, 6.30pm-8.30pm, starting September 20, 2010.

    The Poetry Workshop (with Maggie Smith Hurt)
    10 weeks, €250
    TUESDAY, 6.30pm-8.30pm, starting September 7, 2010.

    Angst and Adventure: workshop in children's and young adult fiction (with Claire Hennessy)
    12 weeks, €280
    TUESDAY, 7pm-9pm, starting September 21, 2010.

    The Fiction Workshop (with Colm Liddy)
    12 weeks, €280
    WEDNESDAY, 11am-1pm, starting September 15, 2010.
    WEDNESDAY, 6.30pm-8.30pm, starting September 15, 2010.

    No previous writing experience is required for Beginning To Write, though we do recommend that participants in more specialist courses have some writing experience. Any queries to [email protected] or 086-840-7756.


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  • Registered Users Posts: 38 ✭✭✭ olive2


    Creative Writing Ink runs creative writing courses and we have also launched a free service, where you can post your writing and obtain honest and polite (!) feedback from others. To register, go to http://creativewriting.ie/discussion-forum/
    We also provide a bi-monthly free newsletter, which includes the latest publishing, freelance writing market and writing competition news.


  • Registered Users Posts: 38 ✭✭✭ olive2


    Hi all,
    Just a reminder that our Writing for Children online course with best-selling children's writer and illustrator Oisin McGann will start on July 19th for 6 weeks.
    This course will cover the basics of storytelling and the specific aspects of writing for children and young adults. Areas that will be looked at include: how to generate ideas; how to use observation; description of both character and setting; using dialogue and ensuring a good pace and plot, as well as how to tailor your writing for different age groups. There will be practical exercises. Oisin will also be giving tips on how to get published, and how to market your books once you get published. The course costs €190.00
    To book, please go to www.creativewriting.ie or email [email protected]


  • Registered Users Posts: 881 Chocoholic84


    Anyone know of any writing/magazine journalism for teens in Dublin for a 15 year old girl? She loves KISS Magazine and is always writing her own articles, etc.


  • Closed Accounts Posts: 1 Baye


    This is a new course starting in Dublin, which I would highly recommend to anyone serious about getting published.

    I myself am a client of one of the course directors, Svetlana Pironko, an agent with exceptional contacts in the publishing world, and the patience and understanding to nurture new talent.

    http://www.authorrightsagency.com/?page_id=110

    It takes place in the O'Brien Press House, and I would advise anyone to look at the link above, and research the names mentioned on that page. This is a course that not only gives you quality sessions, but access to people directly involved in the industry. In terms of feedback, and opportunity, you cannot ask for more.


  • Registered Users Posts: 1,924 Fatboydim


    I'll probably be doing my scriptwriting course in Dublin in November. Looking for a venue and suitable dates at the moment. If interested please PM me.


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  • Registered Users Posts: 11 ✭✭✭ Irish Writers Centre


    The lovely volunteers of the Irish Writers' Centre have put together an amazing list of courses for Autumn/Winter 2010. We have something for everyone really whether you're just starting off or are already churning out masterpieces.

    We'll be open in August from 10am to 6pm, Monday to Friday, if you'd like to call in and find out about a course or simply join us for a cup of tea and distract us from our mounting workload. One of the perks of volunteering is we occasionally get to take a course so we should be able to give you a bit of input from a students' point of view.

    The Irish Writers' Centre is located at 19 Parnell Square, in between the Dublin Writers' Museum and the Hugh Lane Gallery. Booking is available in the Centre, over the phone (01-8721302) or via our website www.writerscentre.ie. Courses are taught by accomplished writers, we try to incorporate as many genres as possible so there should be something for everyone! For those of you who're looking into getting published, or simply wish to know more about the industry, we've managed to nab Carlo Gébler and some fantastic publishers and Agents for our publishing day on the 2nd of October. We have proven ourselves to be remarkably good at bullying fantastic writers into coming on board so we do hope you take full advantage of their expertise while we have them with us.

    6 Week Courses Cost: €165

    Feature Writing with Henry McDonald (Ireland Correspondent of The Guardian)
    Writing the Short Story with John Givens
    Memoir Writing with John MacKenna

    10 Week Courses Cost: €280

    Novel Writing with John Maher
    Finish your Novel with Conor Kostick
    Young Adult Fiction with Michael Carroll
    Writing Poetry with Peter Sirr
    Writing Historical Fiction with John Givens
    Beginners Creative Writing with Nessa O'Mahoney
    Beginners' Creative Writing with Jean O'Brien
    Develop Your Writing (Intermediate) with Alan Jude Moore
    Working towards Publication (Advanced) with Michael O'Loughlin


    Weekend Courses Cost: €150

    Writing Short Fiction with Nuala Ni Chonchuir (11th September)
    Fantasy Fiction with Celine Kiernan (11th September)
    Write & Tell with Brendan Nolan (18th September)
    Screencraft with Viko Nikci (25th September)
    Travel Writing Workshop with Charlie Connelly (25th September)
    The Novel with Kevin Power (9th October)
    Creative Writing with Emer Martin (6th November)
    Playwriting with Billy Roche (6th November)
    Poetry Workshop with Enda Wyley (13th November)


    Any queries to [email protected] or 01-8721302. Or just pop into the Centre, we're always happy to take time out for hot beverages and friendly conversation. The Irish Writers' Centre is at 19 Parnell Square, Dublin 1.


  • Banned (with Prison Access) Posts: 169 ✭✭ bigsmokewriting


    Updates on autumn creative writing courses at the Big Smoke Writing Factory (7 Lower Hatch St, D2).

    The Writer's Step 1: Beginning To Write
    10 weeks, €240
    MONDAY, 6.30pm-8.30pm, starting September 13, 2010.
    TUESDAY, 10.30am-12.30pm, starting September 14, 2010.
    WEDNESDAY, 7pm-9pm, starting September 22, 2010.
    THURSDAY, 10.30am-12.30pm, starting September 23, 2010.
    THURSDAY, 7pm-9pm, starting September 30, 2010.


    The Writer's Step 2: Beyond Beginners
    8 weeks, €200
    MONDAY, 10.30am-12.30pm, starting September 13, 2010.
    MONDAY, 7pm-9pm, starting September 20, 2010.
    THURSDAY, 6.30pm-8.30pm, starting September 16, 2010.




    Novel In Progress (with Claire Hennessy)
    10 weeks, €250
    MONDAY, 6.30pm-8.30pm, starting September 20, 2010.


    The Poetry Workshop (with Maggie Smith Hurt)
    10 weeks, €250
    TUESDAY, 6.30pm-8.30pm, starting September 21, 2010.


    Angst and Adventure: workshop in children's and young adult fiction (with Claire Hennessy)
    12 weeks, €280
    TUESDAY, 7pm-9pm, starting September 21, 2010.


    Adventures in Food and Travel Writing (with Ross Golden-Bannon)
    10 weeks, €250
    TUESDAY, 7pm-9pm, starting October 19, 2010.


    The Fiction Workshop (with Colm Liddy)
    12 weeks, €280
    WEDNESDAY, 11am-1pm, starting September 15, 2010.
    WEDNESDAY, 6.30pm-8.30pm, starting September 15, 2010.

    Screenwriting (with Mary Kate O Flanagan)
    10 weeks, €350
    THURSDAY, 6.30pm-9.30pm, starting September 16, 2010.

    Drama & Creative Writing: Focus on character and dialogue (with Nicole Rourke)
    8 weeks, €210
    THURSDAY, 7pm-9pm, starting September 30, 2010.


    The Memoir Workshop (with Maggie Smith Hurt)
    1 day, €95
    SATURDAY, 10am-5pm, September 25, 2010.

    Writing A Bestseller (with Marisa Mackle)
    1 day, €95
    SATURDAY, 10am-5pm, October 16, 2010.

    No previous writing experience is required for Beginning To Write, though we do recommend that participants in more specialist courses have some writing experience. Any queries to [email protected] or 086-840-7756.

    Big Smoke will also be providing a workshop at Electric Picnic on The Word stage: http://www.electricpicnic.ie/comedy-spoken-word/the-word/


  • Registered Users Posts: 38 ✭✭✭ olive2


    Our 6 week online writing for children course with best-selling children’s author and illustrator Oisin McGann starts on September 20th 2010. Oisin has written and illustrated numerous books for young children, including the Mad Grandad series, The Forbidden Files series, and two short retellings of Irish legends. This course, which costs €190 will cover the basics of storytelling and the specific aspects of writing for children and young adults.

    Areas that will be looked at include: how to generate ideas; how to use observation; description of both character and setting; using dialogue and ensuring a good pace and plot, as well as how to tailor your writing for different age groups. There will be practical exercises and a final writing task at the end of the course. Oisin will also be giving tips on how to get published, and how to market your books once you get published. For more information, please visit http://creativewriting.ie/writing-for-children-course/ or email [email protected]


  • Registered Users Posts: 11 ✭✭✭ Irish Writers Centre


    This weekend at the Irish Writers' Centre

    On Saturday 2nd October 2010 the Irish Writers' Centre will host a day-long Publishing Seminar with leading figures across a variety of branches of the publishing industry.

    The day will feature talks with Novelist and Playwright Carlo Gebler, Editor with Transworld Ireland Eoin McHugh, Literary Agent Emma Walsh, Digital Publisher Gareth Cuddy and Lynn Crampton, Fiction Buyer for Dubray Books.

    The day will start at 10.30am with registration and run until 5.00pm. Tickets are €60 and can be booked by paying online or calling the Centre.

    http://www.writerscentre.ie/html/events/publishingday.html

    Any queries to [email protected] or 01-8721302. Or just pop into the Centre, we're always happy to take time out for hot beverages and friendly conversation. The Irish Writers' Centre is at 19 Parnell Square, Dublin 1.


  • Banned (with Prison Access) Posts: 169 ✭✭ bigsmokewriting


    Updates on autumn/winter creative writing courses at the Big Smoke Writing Factory (7 Lower Hatch St, D2).

    THE WRITER'S FIRST STEPS (Beginners and beyond)
    The Writer's Step 1: Beginning To Write
    10 weeks, €240
    THURSDAY, 6.30pm-8.30pm, starting November 11, 2010.
    The Writer's Step 2: Beyond Beginners
    8 weeks, €200
    MONDAY, 6.30pm-8.30pm, starting December 6, 2010.
    --
    SPECIALIST COURSES AND WORKSHOPS
    (Winter 2010-11 courses coming soon)
    --
    ONE-DAY OR WEEKEND WORKSHOPS
    Introduction to Getting Published: Getting On The Right Track (with Vanessa O'Loughlin)
    1 day, €85
    SATURDAY, 10am-5pm, November 13, 2010.
    Beginning To Write (with Maggie Smith Hurt)
    1 day, €95
    SATURDAY, 10am-5pm, November 13, 2010.
    Starting A Novel (with Claire Hennessy)
    1 day, €95
    SUNDAY, 10am-5pm, November 14, 2010.

    We also have our next Open Day on Thursday 28th October from 5.30-8.30 p.m. Do pop in to say hello and have a chat. We look forward to seeing you there!

    No previous writing experience is required for Beginning To Write, though we do recommend that participants in more specialist courses have some writing experience. Any queries [email protected] or 086-840-7756.


  • Banned (with Prison Access) Posts: 169 ✭✭ bigsmokewriting


    Two courses coming up next weekend:


    Introduction to Getting Published: Getting On The Right Track (with Vanessa O'Loughlin)
    1 day, €85
    SATURDAY, 10am-5pm, November 13, 2010.


    Starting A Novel (with Claire Hennessy)
    1 day, €95
    SUNDAY, 10am-5pm, November 14, 2010.





    And more course listings - we've finalised our winter 2010/11 courses! :)

    THE WRITER'S FIRST STEPS (Beginners and beyond)

    The Writer's Step 1: Beginning To Write
    10 weeks, €240
    (In order of start date...)
    THURSDAY, 6.30pm-8.30pm, starting November 11, 2010.
    WEDNESDAY, 7pm-9pm, starting December 1, 2010.
    TUESDAY, 7pm-9pm, starting February 1, 2011.
    THURSDAY, 10.30am-12.30pm, starting February 3, 2011.
    MONDAY, 6.30pm-8.30pm, starting February 21, 2011.




    The Writer's Step 2: Beyond Beginners
    8 weeks, €200
    MONDAY, 6.30pm-8.30pm, starting December 6, 2010.
    WEDNESDAY, 10.30am-12.30pm, starting January 19, 2011.



    Novel In Progress (with Claire Hennessy)
    12 weeks, €280
    MONDAY, 6.30pm-8.30pm, starting January 24, 2011.



    The Poetry Workshop (with Maggie Smith Hurt)
    12 weeks, €280
    TUESDAY, 6.30pm-8.30pm, starting February 8, 2011.



    The Fiction Workshop II (with Colm Liddy)
    10 weeks, €250
    WEDNESDAY, 6.30pm-8.30pm, starting January 19, 2011.



    Angst & Adventure: workshop in children's & young adult fiction (with Claire Hennessy)
    10 weeks, €250
    THURSDAY, 7pm-9pm, starting February 3, 2011.




    Character and Dialogue workshop (with Nicole Rourke)
    1 day, €95
    SATURDAY, 10am-5pm, December 4, 2010.


    Queries to Big Smoke Writing Factory:
    T: 087-976-6253
    E: [email protected]
    W: http://www.bigsmokewritingfactory.com/


  • Closed Accounts Posts: 20 ✭✭✭ the cork arts theatre


    This competition was established in 1986 and to date over 800 new plays have been submitted and judged, over 150 have been performed and 6 have been published. It is a great way to see new writing performed in Cork and also to get a taste of new actors and directors.



    All week the Cork Arts Theatre will be presenting performances of the shortlisted plays from our Playwrights' Awards. This is always an exciting event in the theatre as we will have six premieres of new plays. For the first time ever the playwrights' words will be presented to an audience.



    This is always one of the highlights of the Cork Arts Theatre calender so be sure to come along to see it!
    Tickets: €10; €8 conc.



    The six short-listed plays are as follows. (Performance schedule will be posted on our website shortly. www.corkartstheatre.com)


    ‘Those Sick and Indigent’ by Alan O’Regan
    Directed by Sarah O’ Dwyer
    ‘Chasing Butterflies’ by Siobhan Donnellan
    Directed by Aoife Connolly
    ‘Katie’s Wake’ by Alice Lynch
    Directed by Tess Healy Maguire
    ‘Big Day’ by Dominic Cogan
    Directed by Katrina Foley
    ‘Headhunter’ by Marie Higgins
    Directed by John O’Callaghan
    ‘Bollard’ by Bernard O’ Farrell*
    *Please note that while unfortunately ‘Bollard’ will not be performed during Writers’ Week, it is still part of the competition.


  • Registered Users Posts: 72 ✭✭✭ Sleuthy


    Hi there,

    I want to book a novel writing course (preferably in Dublin) for a weekend (either 1 or 2 days). I do not want one in which I have to have to bring a manuscript; I'd rather do one that will guide me through the process from the beginning. I would be interested in doing it in Spring 2011.

    I have done a search online but it's yielded pretty poor results so far as half the sites don't bother to update their content very frequently.

    Any recommendations for reputable and helpful courses would be welcomed.

    Thanks,

    Sleuthy.


  • Banned (with Prison Access) Posts: 169 ✭✭ bigsmokewriting


    Sleuthy wrote: »
    Hi there,

    I want to book a novel writing course (preferably in Dublin) for a weekend (either 1 or 2 days). I do not want one in which I have to have to bring a manuscript; I'd rather do one that will guide me through the process from the beginning. I would be interested in doing it in Spring 2011.

    I have done a search online but it's yielded pretty poor results so far as half the sites don't bother to update their content very frequently.

    Any recommendations for reputable and helpful courses would be welcomed.

    Thanks,

    Sleuthy.

    We've this in spring 2011:
    Starting A Novel (with Claire Hennessy)
    1 day, €95
    SUNDAY, 10am-5pm, March 6, 2011.

    Looks at characters, viewpoint, structure, plot, outlining - very much for people who know they want to write a novel and maybe have a vague idea about it, but aren't sure where to start, how to develop what they have, how to structure it, etc. Drop us an email at [email protected] if you've any particular questions and the facilitator will get back to you. :)


  • Registered Users Posts: 11 ✭✭✭ Irish Writers Centre


    We have a number of classes starting this week and are in the process of putting on extra Novel writing and Beginners' Creative Writing classes. Do keep an eye on our website for up-to-date listings. We also run courses on weekends, we're adding a few more this week.


    Weekly Courses Starting This Week

    24.01.11 Introduction to Screenwriting with Viko Nikci
    Duration 6 weeks, Cost €165
    This six-week screenwriting course will cover everything you need to know to turn an idea into a high calibre screenplay. The course covers a wide range of screenwriting craft - from the three act structure and dialogue right through to proper formatting and presentation.
    For more details and to book your place click here>>>>


    24.01.11 Intermediate Creative Writing with Nessa O' Mahony
    Duration 10 weeks, Cost €280
    You’ve taken your first steps into creative writing; this course will provide you with the skills and confidence to develop your own voice and experiment with a variety of forms and genres.
    For more details and to book your place click here>>>>



    25.01.11 Beginners' Creative Writing with Jean O' Brien
    Duration 10 weeks, Cost €280
    If you want to know how to put your story down in a structured way, how and where to get started and how to complete your tale then this course is for you.
    For more details and to book your place click here>>>>


    26.01.11 Writing Non-Fiction and Memoir with Molly McCloskey
    Duration 6 weeks, Cost €165
    This six-week non-fiction course will cover various short examples of published non-fiction – memoir, personal essay, travel, reportage, or pieces that combine elements of these forms.
    For more details and to book your place click here>>>>


    26.01.11 Historical Fiction with John Givens
    Duration 10 weeks, Cost €280
    This ten-week workshop is intended for novelists and short story writers who are seeking thoughtful feedback on a work in progress, and also for those writers who are just getting started in historical fiction.
    For more details and to book your place click here>>>>


    27.01.11 Beginners' Creative Writing with Susan Knight
    Duration 10 weeks, Cost €280
    This workshop is aimed primarily at those who want to write but don’t quite know how to get started. It should also be useful for people who have done some writing already but who feel the need for the discipline of a class, as well as feedback on their work.
    For more details and to book your place click here>>>>


    27.01.11 Feature Writing with Henry McDonald
    Duration 10 weeks, Cost €280
    On this ten-week course Henry McDonald, author and Ireland Correspondent of The Guardian, will cover feature writing techniques for magazines, internet and newspapers, and how these genres differ from the who, what, where, when and how of conventional straight news reporting. Hands-on research and practical writing exercises will form the basis of this dynamic course.
    For more details and to book your place click here>>>


    Coming Soon

    02.02.11 Finding your Voice: Poetry with Michael O'Loughlin
    Duration 10 weeks, Cost €280
    This ten-week poetry workshop with poet Michael O'Loughlin is intended to help guide you towards your own poetic voice, using the work of published poets, alongside pieces generated in class and by participants at home. It is suitable for poets of all levels of experience.
    For more details and to book your place click here>>>>

    08.02.11 Writing for Children with Jane Mitchell
    Duration 10 weeks, Cost €280
    This ten-week course is aimed at guiding those who wish to write for young readers with an emphasis on longer fiction, although picture books will be touched upon. Topics that will be thoroughly explored in the course will include; genres, writing for different age groups, characterisation, perspective, setting, dialogue, plot and structure.
    For more details and to book your place click here>>>>

    10.02.11 American Classics: Reading Course with Paul Perry
    Duration 6 weeks, Cost €165
    American Classics is six-week course which gives you the opportunity to read or re-read six American Classics with the guidance of Dr. Paul Perry. During the course, poetry and prose and a selection of critical essays on the literature will be discussed.
    For more details and to book your place click here>>>>


    10.02.11 Finish your Novel with Conor Kostick

    Duration 10 weeks, Cost €280
    This is a practical course for writers who are already part-way through the writing of a book. It takes place on Thursday evenings.
    For more details click here>>>>




    Weekend Courses


    12.02.11 How to write a novel with Juliet Bressan
    Duration 1 day, Cost €75
    This one-day intensive workshop is aimed at writers who want to write a novel, who’ve begun their first novel, or who may even have completed a first draft but just don’t know where to go next. Whatever level of writing you’re at, you need feedback and you need to know how to work professionally.
    For more details and to book your place click here>>>>

    12.02.11 Get In, Get Out: The Short Story with John McKenna
    Duration 2 days, Cost €150 This two-day weekend workshop will build your skills in doing with the Short Story what Raymond Carver recommended: Get in, Get out, Move on! Suitable for writers of all levels of experience.
    For more details and to book your place click here>>>>

    05.03.11 Travel Writing Workshop with Charlie Connelly
    Duration 1 day, Cost €75
    This one-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 will leave the course with a better understanding of the mechanics of travel writing and where and how to place articles and books.
    For more details and to book your place click here>>>>

    05.03.11 Poetry Workshop with Mary O'Malley
    Duration 2 days, Cost €150 In this two-day course, Mary O'Malley will look at the writing of poetry, concentrating on the use of metaphor. She will present as examples poems which look to science for material and metaphor.
    For more details and to book your place click here>>>>


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  • Banned (with Prison Access) Posts: 169 ✭✭ bigsmokewriting


    Upcoming courses at the Big Smoke Writing Factory, 7 Lower Hatch St, Dublin 2, include:

    The Writer's Step 1: Beginning To Write (10 weeks, €240)
    MONDAY, 6.30pm-8.30pm, starting February 21, 2011.
    TUESDAY, 7pm-9pm, starting February 15, 2011.
    WEDNESDAY, 7pm-9pm, starting February 9, 2011.

    Angst & Adventure: workshop in children's & young adult fiction (with Claire Hennessy) 10 weeks, €250
    THURSDAY, 7pm-9pm, starting February 10, 2011.

    Introduction To Writing For Film, Television & Radio (with Virginia Gilbert) 10 weeks, €250
    MONDAY, 6.30pm-8.30pm, starting February 21, 2011.

    The Business of Getting Published (with John Kenny) 4 weeks, €100
    TUESDAY, 6.30pm-8.30pm, starting February 22, 2011.

    ***

    And one-day courses...

    Introduction To Getting Published (with Vanessa O'Loughlin) 1 day, €75
    SATURDAY, 10am-5pm, February 19, 2011.

    Beginning To Write Poetry (with Maggie Smith Hurt) 1 day, €75
    SATURDAY, 10am-5pm, February 26, 2011.

    Beginning To Write The Short Story (with Virginia Gilbert) 1 day, €75
    SATURDAY, 10am-5pm, February 26, 2011.

    Starting A Novel (with Claire Hennessy) 1 day, €75
    SUNDAY, 10am-5pm, March 6, 2011.

    Speculative Fiction workshop: writing science fiction, fantasy & horror (various guests) 1 day, €95
    SUNDAY, 10am-6pm, March 13, 2011.

    We've an open day this Tuesday (8th February) 5.30-8.30pm as well - do stop by!


  • Registered Users Posts: 32 ✭✭✭ Waterford City Council Library Services


    As part of Waterford Writers' Weekend, we're running three workshops for aspiring writers & playwrights! Saturday 19th March

    9.30am Tower Hotel: Getting started - Writers’ workshop with Nicole Rourke
    Admission: €5. Booking necessary.


    11.00am Garter Lane. Brighton – from start to finish - Writers' Workshop with acclaimed playwright Jim Nolan.
    Admission: €5. Booking necessary.

    2.00am Tower Hotel: How to get published - Writing workshop with Vanessa O’Loughlin.
    Admission: €5. Booking necessary.

    Tel 051 849975 for more or check out our full programme through the link below!

    http://www.waterfordwritersweekend.ie/programme.html


  • Banned (with Prison Access) Posts: 169 ✭✭ bigsmokewriting


    Some updates on upcoming courses at the Big Smoke Writing Factory:

    We have a one-day course in Starting A Novel running this Sunday - still two places available - http://www.bigsmokewritingfactory.com/Courses_startinganovel1day.php

    Our workshop in fantasy, science fiction, and horror, runs 13th March - http://www.bigsmokewritingfactory.com/Courses_specfic.php

    We've a two-day writing for film, TV and radio course, running over two Saturdays in March - http://www.bigsmokewritingfactory.com/Courses_introfilmtvradio.php

    And we have a Blogging workshop in association with Inkwell Writers this weekend - basically how to maximise your blog both personally and professionally: http://www.eventbrite.com/event/1022262615?ref=elink


  • Banned (with Prison Access) Posts: 169 ✭✭ bigsmokewriting


    A couple of updates on upcoming courses with Big Smoke Writing Factory:

    Our two-day course on writing for film, television, or radio will run over two Saturdays in March.

    http://www.bigsmokewritingfactory.com/Courses_introfilmtvradio.php

    We are running a couple of half-day Introduction to Creative Writing courses throughout April.
    http://www.bigsmokewritingfactory.com/Courses_introcreativewriting1day.php

    Our one-day course entitled Poetry: From Stage to Page will take place on April 9th.
    http://www.bigsmokewritingfactory.com/Courses_pss1day.php

    Following on from our course The Short Story: Part One, we are running The Short Story: Part Two on April 9th.
    http://www.bigsmokewritingfactory.com/Courses_shortstory1day2.php

    And we are also running a course on Writing Romance in association with Inkwell Writers Workshops on April 2nd.
    http://www.eventbrite.com/event/1022491299?ref=elink


  • Closed Accounts Posts: 36 ✭✭✭ MyPunkGang


    Creative Crowd are starting another set of courses at Blick Studios (51 Malone Road, Belfast). This term we are running DRAMA, CREATIVE WRITING and ART HISTORY.

    Creative Writing starts on Thursday 7th April at 7pm-8.30pm
    Drama starts on Wednesday 13th April at 8.00pm-9.30pm
    History of Art starts on Tuesday 12th at 8.00pm-9.30pm

    Courses cost £60 and run for 6 weeks.

    Email [email protected] for any questions or to book a place on a course.


  • Banned (with Prison Access) Posts: 169 ✭✭ bigsmokewriting


    Upcoming courses - introductory and beginner-level classes as well as a few for more advanced writers.

    Introduction to Creative Writing
    1 half-day, €30
    SATURDAY, 10am-1pm, April 30, 2011
    SATURDAY, 10am-1pm, May 21, 2011



    The Writer's Step One: Beginning to Write
    €150 (6 weeks)
    6 week course begins on Thursday April 21st from 7pm-9pm.


    The Poetry Workshop ** for intermediate/advanced students **
    8 weeks, €200
    Tuesday, 6.30pm-8.30pm, starting April 19th



    Creative Writing Workshop for the Experienced Writer ** for advanced students **
    6 weeks, €150
    Wednesday, 7pm-9pm, starting April 20th

    The Fiction Workshop: Putting Your life In The Lines (with Colm Liddy) ** for intermediate/advanced students **
    1 day, €75
    SATURDAY, 10am-5pm, May 21, 2011.



    The Memoir Workshop (with Maggie Smith Hurt) ** for intermediate/advanced students **
    1 day, €75
    SATURDAY, 10am-5pm, May 21, 2011.


    Introduction to Writing Memoir (with Maggie Smith Hurt)
    1 day, €75
    SATURDAY, 10am-4pm, May 28th, 2011.


  • Registered Users Posts: 6 ✭✭✭ michaelgmaloy


    thanx for the info!


  • Banned (with Prison Access) Posts: 169 ✭✭ bigsmokewriting


    Thought this event might be of interest to some of you, everyone is welcome!

    The Big Smoke Writing Factory are pleased to announce their third Big Smoke Literary Café. This very special event will take place on Saturday 7th May from 2pm-5pm in the ideal setting of the Ormond Wine Bar in Dublin 1.

    This event is our third outing and promises excellent readings and performances by our students, musical interludes, and special guests, including a reading by Shirley Benton-Bailey (Author of the newly-released Looking for Leon.)

    Our literary cafe has been described as; “One of those afternoons that reminds you how lucky you are to live in Dublin.”
    To experience this rare treat, join us on May 7th.
    Admission is free and all are welcome.
    Come along and see what Big Smoke is all about!


    Venue: Ormond Wine Bar, 6 Ormond Quay Upper in Dublin 1
    Time: 2pm – 5pm
    Tel: 086 840 7756
    Email: bigsmokewritingfactory@gmail.com
    Website: http://www.bigsmokewritingfactory.com


  • Registered Users Posts: 38 ✭✭✭ olive2


    Hi all!

    Just to let you know that we have added new online creative writing courses to our schedule at www.creativewriting.ie

    Please feel free to email us at [email protected] for more information.

    Our new schedule of online courses includes;

    1. Beginners Creative Writing with Adam Wyeth (6 weeks)
    2. Intermediate Creative Writing with Adam Wyeth (8 weeks)
    3. Advanced Creative Writing with Geraldine Mills (6 weeks)
    4. Writing for Children with Oisin McGann (6 weeks)
    5. Beginners Poetry with Afric McGlinchey (6 weeks)
    6. Intermediate Poetry with Afric McGlinchey (6 weeks)
    7. Advanced Poetry with Afric McGlinchey (6 weeks)
    8. Screenwriting with Anne Barrett (6 weeks)
    9. Memoir Writing with Ivy Bannister (6 weeks)
    10.How to Blog with Niamh Griffin (4 weeks)
    11.Social Media for Writers with Olive O'Brien (3 weeks)

    For more detailed information on each course, please visit our website at www.creativewriting.ie


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  • Banned (with Prison Access) Posts: 169 ✭✭ bigsmokewriting


    Two one-day workshops coming up next month -



    For beginners -

    Introduction to Creative Writing
    SATURDAY, July 16th, 10am-1pm, €30



    For not-quite-beginners, people with a bit of experience (i.e. most people here!) :)

    One-day Creative Writing
    SATURDAY, July 23rd, 10am-2pm, €40



    7 Lower Hatch St, Dublin 2.


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