Creative Writing

Course Overview

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Why take this course?

The aim of this course is to provide students with the tools on how to write, why to write, what to write about and how to get it published. Most budding writers often find they are burning to tell a story, but don’t know how/where to start. This course will begin with the blank page and teach each student to successfully write fiction, screenplays, drama, poetry, journalism and how to understand the publishing world. Once completed, each participant will leave with the necessary skills to enter the writing industry with confidence and direction. This will include

advice/contacts on where and how to send your work, as well as ways to self-promote/produce your writing. An end of course assignment will also ensure each participant finishes with a publishable piece of writing to present to potential agents/publishers. Students are also welcome to bring existing works in progress to the class to have it discussed, critiqued and developed.

Writers at all levels of their career. It is particularly suited for beginners and those who need a channel to express themselves creatively. No experience is required as the course will begin with the basics of writing and gradually move through the different stages towards publishing success. It will be an enjoyable, stress-free course with one assignment at the end. It will also help those writers working in isolation and looking for a constructive environment to share and develop their work.

What will I experience?

  • Writing Techniques.
  • The Art of Fiction
  • Journalism
  • Screenwriting
  • Drama
  • Poetry
  • Publishing industry

Course Details

Course Fees:
Course Duration:
10 Weeks
Course Commencement Date:

Duration 10 Weeks

Wednesday 7.00pm to 9.00pm

Commencing 7.00pm Wednesday 19 September 2018

Course Fee €160

Course Award:
Dept of Lifelong Learning

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