Online: Emerging Writers Creative Non-Fiction with Orla Tinsley
Starts: *Mon 15 Mar 2021
Time: 6.30pm - 8.30pm
Duration: 6 Weeks
Cost: €180/€168 Members
Course level: Emerging
All Irish Writers Centre remote courses take place on Irish Standard Time (GMT)
*Please note that the class will not take place on bank holiday Monday 5 April and this course will end on Monday 26 April
In class, you will deep dive into close analytical readings, generative writing exercises and develop a deeper understanding of craft in workshop mode. In this innovative course format, each participant will have an individual scheduled online Zoom chat with the course facilitator to discuss your written piece and discover ways to develop and sustain your writing practice. You will receive helpful, written feedback on your work also.
This two-hour class will run in traditional writing workshop structure. Participants will submit 3-5 pages of their best work to the facilitator prior to the first class meeting. This workshop will be a warm and welcoming environment that's ready to get down to the business of writing. You are expected to arrive with a rough idea for a book length project or a series of longform narrative pieces that you intend to publish. You may even leave with lifelong creative partnerships. Feedback will come from classmates and from additional one-on-one critique with the workshop facilitator on alternate weeks.
Orla Tinsley is an award-winning writer, educator and activist. She has an MFA from Columbia University where she began teaching Creative Writing in 2018. That same year she received the Human Rights Award from The Bar of Ireland for her work as an activist and educator. Her memoir Salty Baby was nominated for an Irish Book Award in 2011 and her documentary, Warrior, was nominated for a New York Film and TV Award in 2019. Her work has been published in The Irish Times, Small Orange Journal, The Irish Independent and MarketWatch.