Autumn 2015 - this course has now passed.
On this playful, diverse course, poet and teacher Yvonne Cullen will introduce you to all the short imaginative forms of creative writing, offering brief exercises, close reading of other writers' works, honest, helpful feedback and support, and creative writing habits that stick.Prepare for the unexpected, too, in these classes, as Yvonne Cullen encourages your first steps as a new writer, and the start of a more consciously and lastingly creative life.
Author of Invitation to the Air (poetry), and A Winter Quarters (non-fiction, forthcoming December 2015), Yvonne Cullen has led writing classes all round Ireland with great success for the last twenty-two years.
Starts: Mon 28 Sept
Time: 6.30pm – 8.30pm
Duration: 10 Weeks (No Class 26 Oct)
Cost: €280/€260 Members
Praise for Yvonne Cullen:
'Our tutor, the legendary Yvonne Cullen, was a wonder. She prised our work out of us, like a botanist examining the petals of a shy rose. She prompted us with props—unusual objects, odd photographs, a gramaphone with crackling recordings—she hunted us out for rhythmic walks round the darkening square, notebooks in hand to observe the startled passers-by. She knew we were scared, like birds at the nest’s edge and she knew her job was to push us out.'
— Helena Nolan, Winner of Patrick Kavanagh Award 2011
(read her full article on Starting to Write in The Stinging Fly)