Date: January 11, 2023

Time: 6.30 pm to 8.30 pm

Duration: 6 weeks

Level: Emerging |

Cost: €165 (€150 Members)

Online/In-Person? In-Person

Course Summary

The focus is on writing as a craft with a toolbox of techniques at your disposal. Participants will try a few to see what works best for their purposes. Two pillars of the course are: Reading as a Writer, and Editing.


Course Outline

Week 1: Inspiration, glimmers

Week 2: Embodied and dynamic description, Reading Like a Writer

Week 3: Different styles

Week 4: Plot and structure

Week 5: Editing techniques, punctuation pitfalls

Week 6: Discussing edits, developing voice


Participants will do short exercises in class and they can revise and email them to the writing facilitator.


Course Outcomes

 Participants will dip into the writers’ toolbox and stretch their writing muscles in new directions.

Aiden O’Reilly’s debut short story collection Greetings Hero was published in 2014. He studied mathematics, and has worked as a translator, a building-site worker, an IT teacher, and a property magazine editor. He won the biannual McLaverty award, and his fiction and essays have appeared in The Dublin Review, The Irish Times, The Stinging Fly, Litro Magazine, The Missouri Review, the Winter Papers, the DRB, and many other places.