Date: May 8, 2023

Time: 2.00pm - 4.00pm

Duration: 1 week (Monday - Friday)

Level: Beginner |

Cost: €25

Online or In-Person? Online

Course Summary

Presented by the Irish Writers Centre in partnership with Age & Opportunity’s Bealtaine Festival.

Kick start your prose writing with this five-day tool kit designed for the beginner, but equally useful for the improver.

Course Outline

Each two-hour session will focus on a different, and essential, writing challenge: Openings; Plot, Dialogue; Character and Language/Style. Dividing our time between a discussion of outstanding examples from the novel, shorter fiction, theatre and even film, and then looking at your own work, we’ll consider the tool-box that makes for success.

Course Outcomes

You’ll take an in-depth look at the novel, shorter fiction, theatre and film genres to set you on the path to the prose writing form of your choice.

A former lecturer of literature, David Butler is a multi-award winning full-time author. His publications include the novels City of Dis (shortlisted for the Kerry Group Irish Novel of the Year 2015) The Judas Kiss and Prague 1938, and the short story collections No Greater Love and Fugitive.