Date: January 15, 2022

Time: 10.00am - 12.00pm

Duration: 6 Weeks

Level: Beginner | Emerging |

Cost: €165 (€150 Members)

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

Course Summary

Want to start writing or get back to the page in 2022? Saturday’s All Write for writing! Join us online for this six-week practical course of fun and thought-provoking exercises. Ideal for beginners to get started and for those returning from a winter break.


Prompts and exercises

lively group discussion

sharing of work (optional)

homework to motivate your writing in between sessions




 Course Outline

Each week includes 3 exercises plus 1 to try at home

Week 1 Write here write now: notebook, pen, memory, imagination

Week 2 Write who you know/who you want to know

Week 3 Write what you see, hear, smell, touch, taste…all the senses plus sense of humour

Week 4 Write a what-if life — fictionalise true events

Week 5 Write a new ending

Week 6 Write a list, a future store to keep going


Homework and sharing of work are optional. Each week there will be opportunities to read brief excerpts from your work.



Course Outcomes

Participants will fill their notebooks with new work and ideas to create a personal writing project.



Fiona O’Rourke’s short stories have been published, broadcast, and translated. Her debut novel was a joint winner at the Novel Fair 2016. Since earning an MPhil in Creative Writing (TCD, 2015), she has facilitated courses in community, libraries and festivals, and provided mentorships for individuals. Her former students have gone on to be longlisted, shortlisted, and to win awards in competitions with work kickstarted on her courses.