Mindshift Online: Sustaining a Flourishing Writing Practice with Anne Tannam
Starts Tues 21 Apr 2020
Time: 6.30pm - 8.30pm
Duration: 6 Weeks
Cost: €165/150 members
All Irish Writers Centre remote courses take place on Irish Standard Time (GMT+1)
This coach-led course gives writers the tools they’ll need to design and sustain a flourishing writing practice. Each week you’ll focus on a different aspect of your writing life, focusing on the key building blocks of any successful writing practice: knowing ourselves as writers, valuing the work, designing tailored writing schedules, building resilience, staying motivated, keeping accountable and finding the right supports. Participants will come away from this course knowing what success means to them, and how to go about achieving it.
With a background in teaching and facilitation, Anne Tannam qualified as a life coach in 2009 and in 2019 became an Associate Certified Coach (ACC) with the International Coaching Federation. Her creative coaching business - www.creativecoaching.ie. helps writers to design and sustain flourishing creative practices.
Anne has published two poetry collections: Take This Life (Wordonthestreet 2011) and Tides Shifting Across My Sitting Room Floor (Salmon Poetry 2017), with a third forthcoming with Salmon Poetry in June 2020. Her poetry forms part of the UCD Irish Poetry Reading Archive and has been featured in The Irish Times and on RTE. Also a spoken word poet, Anne has performed her work at Electric Picnic, Lingo, The Craw Festival in Berlin and the Kosovo International Poetry Festival.
Anne regularly runs writers’ coaching clinics and workshops in Dublin and across the country at festivals including the Bray Literary Festival, The Red Line Book Festival and the Ennistymon Book Town Festival. She co-founded the weekly peer-led Dublin Writers’ Forum in 2011, a welcoming and inclusive space for writers of all styles, genres and levels of experience to hone their writing and critiquing craft.