6-Week Starter Kit with Kevin Curran
Starts: Tues 7 May 2019
Time: 6.30PM – 8.30PM
Duration: 6 weeks
Cost: €165/€150 Members
The key to good writing is to start thinking and talking about good writing and good writers. Read and question what you’re reading – and then write. Participants in this six-week course with Kevin Curran will be doing all three – reading, talking and writing. Along with your own work-in- progress, the course will look at, and take inspiration (and solace) from top writers’ idiosyncrasies and unique writing styles. Focus will fall on finding your voice, character development, setting, dialogue, editing, theme, plot and creating conflict and sustaining tension. Over the six weeks you will sharpen your critical eye and in the process improve your writing.
Kevin Curran is the author of two critically acclaimed novels, Beatsploitation (Liberties Press, 2013) and Citizens (Liberties Press, 2016). His short fiction has appeared in the anthologies Young Irelanders (New Island, 2015) and Stinging Fly Stories (Stinging Fly Press, 2018). Two of his short stories have been Longlisted for the Irish Book Awards Short Story of the Year. Recently he has published stories in The Tangerine and The Stinging Fly. Non-fiction has appeared in The Guardian and the Observer. He teaches in Dublin.