Date: September 16, 2021

Time: 2.00pm - 4.00pm

Duration: 6 Weeks

Level: Beginner |

Cost: €165 (€150 Members)

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

Course Summary:

‘Writing your one wild and precious life’.

Course Outline:

In this course you will explore different ways to access memory using a range of triggers and writing techniques.  You will read examples of memoir writing and think about the issues that arise in any memoir project – consideration of those whose lives intersect in our stories; how research might help the project, the options we have in terms of form and voice; issues of truth and fictionalisation.

Course Outcomes:

Students may work in prose or poetry and on one long or several short pieces.

Maureen Boyle is a poet and teacher who lives in Belfast.  She studied at Trinity, East Anglia, UU and has a Creative Writing Masters from Queens Belfast.  She writes memoir in poetry and prose.  She won the Fish Short Memoir Prize in 2013 and a memoir poem was one of the winners in this year’s Fish Poetry Prize judged by former American poet-Laureate Billy Collins.  Her books are ‘The Work of a Winter’ and ‘Strabane’ -both published by Arlen House Press, Dublin.