Autumn 2015 - this course has now passed.
This course, facilitated by poet and teacher Nessa O’Mahony, will provide you with the skills and confidence to develop your own stories, find your voice and experiment with a variety of forms and genres. During the ten weeks, we’ll examine poetry, poetic form and imagery, novels and short fiction, screenplays, radio plays and scriptwriting. The emphasis will be on generating new work, and finding ways to improve existing work. We’ll also look at examples from other writers in order to analyse technique and learn more about the craft. The approach will consist of a combination of in-class tuition and exercises and peer critiquing of work in progress.
Nessa O’Mahony has published three poetry collections, Bar Talk, Trapping a Ghost and Her Father’s Daughter. She won the National Women’s Poetry Competition in 1997 and was shortlisted for the Patrick Kavanagh Prize and Hennessy Literature Awards. www.nessaomahony.comStarts: Tues 06 Oct
Time: 11.00am – 1.00pm
Duration: 10 Weeks
Cost: €280/€260 Members
Praise for Nessa O'Mahony's Finding Your Form:
‘[Nessa] provided excellent balance of feedback, experience, information and creating a very relaxed learning atmosphere.’
'It was a great introduction for me, found it very encouraging, such a positive and constructive learning environment, will be back again for more.'
'Facilitator, Nessa O'Mahony, was excellent. Provided a lot of encouragement as well as critique and suggestions for improvement.'