Online: Bealtaine Festival: Getting Started with Nessa O'Mahony

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Starts: Wed 5 May 2021
Time: 2.00 pm – 4.00 pm
Duration: 4 Weeks
Cost: €20/€20

Course Level: Beginner

Presented in partnership with Age & Opportunity, as part of the Bealtaine Festival, celebrating the arts and creativity as we age.

We all have a book in us, don’t we? If you’ve always had the desire to pick up a pen and try writing something – a story, a poem, a memoir – why not try Getting Started with poet and novelist Nessa O’Mahony, as part of the Bealtaine Festival this MayDuring the four weekly classes, you’ll explore that mysterious thing called inspiration as well as discussing the craft of writing. You’ll be looking at subjects such as what makes a good character, how you describe a setting, getting plots right and using imagery through a combination of in-class tuition and exercises and peer critique.  

Nessa O’Mahony has published five volumes of poetry. She won the National Women’s Poetry Competition in 1997 and was shortlisted for the Patrick Kavanagh Prize and Hennessy Literature Awards. 

Please note this course is open to people aged 50 and above.