In this course students will examine and practice the craft and techniques of good writing. How do you tell a story? What are the elements of clear, engaging, exciting prose? Students will write, analyse and discuss fiction (novel extracts and short stories) and non-fiction (essays, memoir, autobiographical writing). This course will provide a friendly, encouraging environment in which beginning writers can develop their writing style.

Rob Doyle's highly acclaimed first novel, Here Are the Young Men, was published in 2014 by Bloomsbury and the Lilliput Press. His second book, This Is the Ritual, will be published in January 2016 (Bloomsbury / Lilliput). His fiction, essays, and reviews have appeared in The Dublin Review, The Stinging Fly, The Sunday Times, The Sunday Business Post, The Irish Times, Gorse, and elsewhere. Rob studied Philosophy and Psychoanalysis at Trinity College Dublin. Having spent years living in London, the US, Sicily, South America, and Asia, he currently lives in Dublin.

Starts Monday 23 February

6.30pm–8.30pm
Duration: 8 weeks

Cost: €220/€200 members

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