Starter Kit in Creative Non-Fiction with Kevin Breathnach
Starts: Monday 4 February 2019
Time: 6.30pm – 8.30pm
Duration: 6 Weeks
Cost: €165/€150 Members
This starter course will explore elements of non-fiction writing such as memoir, social commentary, cultural criticism, and the construction of narrative space and time. Participants will produce their own material by responding to writing prompts such as photographs, film stills, and biographical texts, learning how to read in search of metaphorically significant detail and how best to introduce such details into their work. They will have an opportunity to discuss and receive feedback on their work in a supportive and encouraging environment. Each week, they will read and discuss selected non-fiction texts. Through this combination of writing, reading and discussion, the course addresses the ethical, political and aesthetic questions that underscore contemporary non-fiction writing.
Kevin Breathnach is a writer from Dublin, who lives in Belfast. His work has appeared in the Dublin Review, The Tangerine, Response to a Request, Fallow Media, gorse, The White Review, Granta (online) and more. His debut collection of essays, Tunnel Vision, will be published by Faber in March 2019.