The Confidence Booster with Anne Tannam
Date: March 2, 2022
Time: 6.30pm - 8.30pm
Duration: 6 Weeks
Level: Professional Development |
Cost: €165 (€150 Members)
All Irish Writers Centre remote courses take place on Irish Standard Time (GMT)
Believing in yourself as a writer can be hard, and sustaining a regular writing practice can be even harder, especially during these uncertain times. As writers, what supports can we put in place to boost our confidence levels so we can stay energised and focused on our art and craft? This coach-led interactive six-week course will give participants the space, knowledge, resources and tools needed to trust themselves as writers, happily committed to their practice, despite the ebb and flow of a writing life.
- Exploding the myth of the perfect writing practice. How to stay fully committed while embracing the messiness of life!
- Knowing our compelling purpose as a writer fuels our creative energy. Discover yours.
- The writer’s life as inspiration – nothing is wasted. What can you uniquely bring to the page?
- Reframing ‘stuck’ or ‘blocked’ as natural stages in the creative process. Learn to recognise where you are in the process and how to lean into and make the most of each stage.
- No writer is an island. How to find your tribe and identify ways to build working relationships that will sustain you.
It is recommended that participants keep a learning journal for the duration of the course. Slides are available after each session.
Participants will come away from this course confident and re-energised, with a deeper understanding of their compelling purpose as a writer, and with a bagful of practical tools and techniques to keep the creative juices flowing, even on the off days.
Anne Tannam is a Professional Certified Coach (PCC) who helps writers to design and sustain flourishing writing practices. She regularly runs workshops and clinics online and across the country. For more on Anne’s coaching, visit www.creativecoaching.ie.
Anne has published three poetry collections, the latest ‘Twenty-six Letters of a New Alphabet’ was published with Salmon Poetry in July 2021. For more on Anne’s poetry, visit www.annetannampoetry.ie.
Thank you very much for running a course that was helpful, fascinating and thought-provoking. I greatly appreciated your instruction and assured facilitation throughout. I found the content instructive and interesting, while your questions challenged me to engage in meaningful reflection. You really knew when to challenge us with hard questions or provide supportive feedback.
I have emerged from the course with a much greater self-awareness about my writing and why I do it thanks to your perceptive questioning. Before the course, I wasn’t certain what I hoped to gain from it, I just knew I wasn’t making the most of my time with writing as I was in other areas. The course content and consequent reflection has really given me tools to better organise my writing time and pointed to areas where I need more motivation or support. I cannot overstate the self-awareness that has grown from the hard questions I might not otherwise have forced myself to answer.
Writer and English Teacher
I just wanted to say how much I enjoyed your ‘Sustaining a Flourishing Writing Practice’. There’s no course out there like it, and it hits all the spots one needs to get motivated if you’re stuck (as I was).
I haven’t written properly in years for loads of reasons, struggling to find the time and energy, but for the first time (ever) I feel confident I know the way to keep my writing practice going throughout any life circumstance. This is totally invaluable to me. Your guidance has helped immensely.
Writer and Administrator in Civil Service
Anne Tannam is a wonderful facilitator. I was lucky to attend Anne’s one day course at The Irish Writers Centre: The Happy Writer, in the autumn, and found it validating and inspiring.
I have adopted many good habits from that day and still go back to my course notes. As a writer and acclaimed poet herself, she is the ideal life coach for writers.
Writer & Author
Whether in her role as facilitator, creative coach, or event organizer, Anne provides a warm, relaxed and supportive environment putting everyone at ease so they can confidently produce their best work. She has excellent interpersonal skills and easily creates a positive and energetic dynamic within a group. Sensitive and responsive to difference, she brings a deep sense of community and inclusivity to all of her work.
Well prepared, punctual and organized, her workshops and events run without a hitch. Focused and goal driven, she ensures everyone achieves what they set out to accomplish, both as individuals and as a group. A natural and empathic storyteller, she has all the skills necessary to help others tell theirs.