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Galway Arts Centre Education Courses

This carefully structured course is a general introduction to critically reading some of Ireland's best known literature in the context of a progressing Ireland and also focussing on the locations of the novels.

We will begin at the turn of the 20th century with Mayoman George Moore's The Untilled Field, then proceed through the next century with James Joyce's Dubliners, John McGahern's Amongst Women, set in the midlands, and Pat McCabe's The Butcher Boy as a representative of Ulster. We conclude with newer works in Claire Keegan's Foster, set in Wexford, Ann Enright's south-west in The Green Road, Eimear McBride's west of Ireland background of A Girl is a Half-Formed Thing, and Galway's Mary Costello who provides an Irish narrator in the New York  setting of Academy Street.

By the end of the course, participants will have read and discussed a number of Ireland's best-known authors and critically analysed their geographical settings and foundations. An exciting new course which would be ideal for the literary enthusiast or anyone preparing to study English at third level. Limited places

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Start Date Wed 14th Apr 2021 - 6:30 pm
End Date Wed 02nd Jun 2021 - 7:45 pm
Cut off date Wed 14th Apr 2021 - 12:00 am
Capacity 15
Price per person €100.00

Tuesday digital Art classes with Phill Foley are a relaxing, enjoyable and fun way to engage with your creative side. Suitable for all levels of ability and styles, these classes will develop the skills and compositional knowledge needed to create your own artworks.

Start Date Mon 03rd May 2021 - 12:00 pm
End Date Mon 21st Jun 2021 - 2:00 pm
Cut off date Mon 03rd May 2021 - 12:00 am
Capacity 10
Price per person €100.00

This carefully structured course is a general introduction to critically reading some of Ireland's best known literature in the context of a progressing Ireland.

We will begin in the 20th century with short stories by James Plunkett, Flann O'Brien's At Swim-Two-Birds and Edna O'Brien's The Country Girls. We take in John Banville's The Book of Evidence and then move to contemporary literature through Mike McCormack's Solar Bones, Claire-Louise Bennett's Pond, Sara Baume's Spill Simmer Falter Wither and Sally Rooney's Normal People.

By the end of the course, participants will have read and discussed a number of Ireland's authors and critically analysed their themes. Irish Literature is an exciting and highly enjoyable new course, which would be ideal for the literary enthusiast or anyone preparing to study English at third level. Limited places.

Attend via Interactive, Email, Phone, Post, FLEXI

Start Date Thu 20th May 2021 - 6:30 pm
End Date Thu 08th Jul 2021 - 7:45 pm
Cut off date Thu 20th May 2021 - 12:00 am
Capacity 15
Price per person €100.00

Have you ever wanted to write short stories or even try a novel? Have you dreamed of seeing your play on stage, your film on screen, or even stunning audiences with your poetry?

This exciting and highly popular course is now available remotely by video conference, email or phone. You can even participate by post if you wish. Zero technical expertise is required to take part. The course itself introduces participants to the craft of creative writing while working in a range of genres such as sci-fi, crime, horror and realism. We will share work, exchange feedback and discuss routes to publication. Suitable for those seeking a rewarding pastime or as an introduction to an exciting professional career as a creative writer. Includes post-course editorial. Limited places.

Attend via VC, Email, Phone, Post, FLEXI
 

Start Date Tue 11th May 2021 - 8:00 pm
End Date Tue 06th Jul 2021 - 10:00 pm
Cut off date Tue 11th May 2021 - 12:00 am
Capacity 15
Price per person €125.00

Would you like to develop your writing craft and develop your work for publication? Have you been working on a writing project for a while and want to move onto the next level? Explore genres such as comedy, fantasy, memoir and radio writing in this innovative new course for intermediate writers. The course is provided exclusively remotely, by video conference, email or phone. You can even participate by post if you wish. Zero technical expertise is required to take part. We will examine fundamental aspects of the craft, share work and exchange feedback. Includes weekly editorial support and extended post-course feedback and advice. Suitable for writers with some experience or those who have completed 'Creative Writing: Introduction'. Limited Places

Attend via VC, Email, Phone, Post, FLEXI
 

Start Date Wed 12th May 2021 - 8:00 pm
End Date Wed 30th Jun 2021 - 10:00 pm
Cut off date Wed 12th May 2021 - 12:00 am
Capacity 15
Price per person €125.00

This course is designed for those firmly committed to their writing as a hobby or as a career. Writers may have a writing project or projects they wish to work on for the duration of the course. Participants with no specific project may wish to spend the early weeks finalizing their choice of project. Each week, writers can submit sections for workshop and discussion. Projects can be in any genre or medium. Course also includes discussion of songwriting, romance fiction, multiform, video-game writing, writing for the internet and commercial script writing along with elements of writing craft. Alumni of other MKCW courses very welcome. Includes post-course editorial of a complete industry sample or equivalent (up to 10,000 words). Limited Places

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Start Date Thu 13th May 2021 - 8:00 pm
End Date Thu 01st Jul 2021 - 10:00 pm
Cut off date Thu 13th May 2021 - 12:00 am
Capacity 15
Price per person €125.00

Starting in May, Galway Arts Centre is offering aspiring poets evening poetry workshops facilitated by poet Kevin Higgins. Each week Kevin will give participants a poetry writing exercise for the following week and will offer each participant constructive suggestions as to how her or his poem can become the best possible poem it can be.

Start Date Tue 11th May 2021 - 7:00 pm
End Date Tue 13th Jul 2021 - 8:30 pm
Cut off date Tue 11th May 2021 - 12:00 am
Capacity 15
Price per person €110.00

This Advanced Poetry Workshop, facilitated by poet Kevin Higgins, is aimed at more experienced poets, such as those who have already had work published and/or have previously attended Writing workshops. Each week Kevin will give participants a poetry writing exercise for the following week and will offer each participant constructive suggestions as to how her or his poem can become the best possible poem it can be.

Start Date Thu 13th May 2021 - 2:00 pm
End Date Thu 15th Jul 2021 - 4:00 pm
Cut off date Thu 13th May 2021 - 12:00 am
Capacity 23
Price per person €110.00

This Friday afternoon Poetry Workshop, facilitated by poet Kevin Higgins, is suitable for both new writers and for those with some experience. Each week Kevin will give participants a poetry writing exercise for the following week and will offer each participant constructive suggestions as to how her or his poem can become the best possible poem it can be.

Start Date Fri 14th May 2021 - 2:00 pm
End Date Fri 16th Jul 2021 - 3:30 pm
Cut off date Fri 14th May 2021 - 12:00 am
Capacity 15
Price per person €110.00

Have you ever wanted to write short stories or even try a novel? Have you dreamed of seeing your play on stage, your film on screen, or even stunning audiences with your poetry?

This exciting and highly popular course is now available remotely by video conference, email or phone. You can even participate by post if you wish. Zero technical expertise is required to take part. The course itself introduces participants to the craft of creative writing while working in a range of genres such as sci-fi, crime, horror and realism. We will share work, exchange feedback and discuss routes to publication. Suitable for those seeking a rewarding pastime or as an introduction to an exciting professional career as a creative writer. Includes post-course editorial. Limited places.

Attend via VC, Email, Phone, Post, FLEXI

 

Start Date Tue 20th Apr 2021 - 10:00 am
End Date Tue 15th Jun 2021 - 12:00 pm
Cut off date Tue 20th Apr 2021 - 12:00 am
Capacity 15
Price per person €125.00

Contact Galway Arts Centre

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 Phone: + 353 (0) 91 565 886
 Fax: + 353 (0)91 568 642
 47 Dominick Street, Galway City

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