New Irish Communities Weekend Sessions
Date: Sat 16, 23, 30 Sept, 7, 14, 21 Oct, Sat 4, 11 Nov [Note: no class Sat 28 Oct]
Time: 11.00am – 1.00pm
Cost: €5 per session
Join seasoned facilitators Mark Granier and Tanya Farrelly every Saturday at the Irish Writers Centre for two hours of creative writing exercises with feedback on your work. Share your life experiences through new pieces of poetry or prose – and do it well in English. This course is perfect for non-native English speakers with an interest in creative writing. Some proficiency in English is recommended.
Tanya Farrelly is the author of two books: When Black Dogs Sing, a short story collection (Winner of the Kate O’ Brien Award 2017) and The Girl Behind the Lens, a literary thriller published by Harper Collins. Her stories have won prizes and been shortlisted in many competitions, among them the Hennessy Awards, the RTE Francis MacManus Awards, the Cuirt New Writing Prize and the William Trevor International Short Story Competition. Her stories have been widely published, appearing in literary journals such as the Cuirt Annual, the Incubator Journal and Crannog magazine. She has also read her work on RTE’s Sunday Miscellany and Arena. In 2013, Tanya completed a PhD in Creative and Critical Writing at Bangor University, Wales. She is the founder of STACCATO Spoken Word night, which she runs with her husband David Butler, and the organiser of Bray Literary Festival. A new novel is forthcoming in April 2018.
Mark Granier has published five poetry collections. His latest is Ghostlight: New & Selected Poems (Salmon Poetry, 2017). He won awards including the Vincent Buckley Poetry Prize in 2004 and The Patrick and Katherine Kavanagh Poetry Fellowship in 2011 and 2017. He has an MA in Poetry/Creative Writing, is an experienced facilitator and has taught in The Irish Writers’ Centre and with UCD’s Lifelong Learning programme for many years.