Booked Out: Online: Creative Writing for Absolute Beginners with Sarah Moore Fitzgerald
Dates: Sat 23 Jan & Sat 30 Jan
Time: 9.30am - 1.00pm
Duration: 2 Weeks
Cost: €100/€90 members
Course Level: Beginners
This short programme (two 3.5 hour sessions) is for people who have always longed to write but have not yet put pen to paper. You’ll explore the conditions for creative writing, engage in easy, supportive exercises that get people’s creative juices flowing and explore some of the things that might be blocking participants’ creative practice. Participants will learn techniques for freewriting and speedwriting, for brainstorming ideas and for creating outlines that can help aspiring writers to get started and move forward.
Course Outcomes: At the end of this two-session workshop, participants will have practised a suite of energising writing exercises, identified any barriers to writing and will have smoothed the way ahead for a disciplined and effective approach to integrating writing into their lives.
Sarah Moore Fitzgerald is an award winning teacher, researcher and novelist at the University of Limerick where she teaches creative writing. She was awarded a full professorship at UL in 2016 for her research and leadership in teaching and learning, and was Ireland’s inaugural chair of the board of the National Forum for the enhancement of teaching and learning. She’s part of the team that delivers UL’s New York Creative Writing Summer School and is founder of UL’s Creative Writing Winter School for mid-career writers. She’s the author of 5 novels including The Apple Tart of Hope and A Strange Kind of Brave. Her next novel is due out in July 2021. Her work has been adapted for the stage and translated into over eighteen different languages.