Date: September 8, 2022

Time: 6.30 pm - 8.30 pm

Duration: 6 Weeks

Level: Beginner |

Cost: €165 (€150 Members)

Online/In Person: Online

All Irish Writers Centre remote courses take place on Irish Standard Time (GMT)

Course Summary:

If you’ve always wanted to write but didn’t know where to begin, or if you’re returning to writing after some time away, this beginners’ course is for you! Over six weeks on Zoom, the wonderful world of creative writing is explored. With gentle guidance you will be encouraged to complete manageable weekly assignments, with the opportunity to share and receive feedback from Doreen and your fellow students in a safe and comfortable space. This could be the start of your first poem or short story, or the beginning of the collection that will become your first book.

Course Outline:

Module One               Course Introduction & Where to get ideas

Module Two              Developing Characters

Module Three            Setting & the Use of the Five Senses

Module Four              Dialogue

Module Five               Structure, Plot, Point of View & Tense

Module Six                 Poetry Form & Poetry Freedom & Course Conclusion


Course Outcomes:

This course can be your first steps into the world of Creative Writing, flash fiction, short stories, poetry and novel writing, that could lead to your first collective piece of work

Doreen Duffy (MA Creative Writing) studied, Dublin City University, National University of Ireland Maynooth, University College Dublin, Oxford Poetry Online.  Published by Eavan Boland in Poetry Ireland Review 129, Washing Windows Too, Arlen House, Beyond Words Literary Magazine (Germany), Galway Review, Flash Fiction (USA), Live Encounters (Indonesia), The Woman’s Way and The Irish Times. Awarded, The Jonathan Swift Award, The Deirdre Purcell Cup / Maria Edgeworth Literary Festival. Shortlisted in Francis MacManus Competition, her story ‘Tattoo’ broadcast, RTE Radio One.

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