Online: Memoir Writing with Maureen Boyle Irish Writers Centre Dublin Creative Writing Courses

Online: Memoir Writing with Maureen Boyle

Starts: Thurs 16 Sept 2021
Time: 2.00 pm - 4.00 pm
Duration: 6 weeks
Cost: €165/€150

Course Level: Beginner

All Irish Writers Centre remote courses take place on Irish Standard Time (GMT+1)

Course Summary: 

‘Writing your one wild and precious life’.

Course Outline: 

In this course you will explore different ways to access memory using a range of triggers and writing techniques.  You will read examples of memoir writing and think about the issues that arise in any memoir project – consideration of those whose lives intersect in our stories; how research might help the project, the options we have in terms of form and voice; issues of truth and fictionalisation. 

Course Outcomes: 

Students may work in prose or poetry and on one long or several short pieces.

Maureen Boyle is a poet and teacher who lives in Belfast.  She studied at Trinity, East Anglia, UU and has a Creative Writing Masters from Queens Belfast.  She writes memoir in poetry and prose.  She won the Fish Short Memoir Prize in 2013 and a memoir poem was one of the winners in this year’s Fish Poetry Prize judged by former American poet-Laureate Billy Collins.  Her books are ‘The Work of a Winter’ and ‘Strabane’ -both published by Arlen House Press, Dublin.


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