Date: April 13, 2022

Time: 6.30pm - 8.30pm

Duration: 6 Weeks

Level: Emerging |

Cost: €165/€150

Course Summary

Orwell wrote that “telling the truth is a revolutionary act”. How do we write the truth of our own experiences and the experiences of others?

Course Outline

Through exercises and readings, you will explore the increasingly boundary-pushing potential of non-fiction, dipping into autobiography, essay, reportage and even oral history. The course will focus on honing your eye, developing your voice, and incorporating the basics of good shoe-leather journalism.

Course Outcomes

Participants will be encouraged to produce their own piece of non-fiction work and get down to the nitty gritty of pitching and publishing.
*Feedback will be provided for assignments completed during the course.


Caelainn Hogan is a writer and journalist with work published in The New York Times Magazine, National Geographic, The New Yorker, Harper’s Magazine, VICE, The Guardian, The Dublin Review and others.  Her book Republic of Shame was published in September 2019 by Penguin Ireland and received outstanding reviews.