26 Sep 2023
8:00pm – 10:00pm
13 Nov 2023
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. You also can complete an optional Final Project of up to 2,000 words and receive post course editorial with advice on how to proceed. Limited places.
About the facilitator
Dr Martin Keaveney has been facilitating creative writing courses at Galway Arts Centre since 2018. He also lectures on Irish Literature at University of Galway’s Autumn Series. His second novel The Mackon Country will be published shortly by Penniless Press, UK. This follows his debut novel Delia Meade (2020) and his debut collection of stories, The Rainy Day (2018) (Penniless Press). Short fiction has been published in many literary journals in Ireland, UK and US. He has also written for the screen and his writing has been produced and exhibited at many international film festivals and on broadcast television. His scholarship has been published widely, including at the peer-reviewed journals New Hibernia Review, Estudios Irlandeses and the Journal of Franco-Irish Studies and work forthcoming at the Canadian Journal of Irish Studies. He has a B.A. in English and Italian, an M.A in English (Writing) and a Ph.D. from NUIG (Creative Writing and Textual Studies). He was awarded the Sparanacht Ui Eithir for his research in 2016 and the NUIG Write-Up Bursary in 2018.
See more at www.martinkeaveney.com
Creative Writing Course Benefits with Martin Keaveney Creative Writing
Weekly feedback from class tutor
Friendly and constructive workshop with other writers
Weekly tutorial on a range of contemporary & classical writing forms
Weekly tutorial on elements of writing craft
Superb addition to CV
Eligible for Continuing Professional Development activity
Completion Certificate Available
Long-lasting connections and friendships
Post course Editorial Response to your work
Nourishing social activity
See Testimonials from previous participants
‘Excellent support from tutor’
‘Enormously helpful and generous writer’s workshop’
‘[Martin] takes a genuine interest in his students’
‘An engaging speaker who listens and answers questions in a useful way’
‘[Martin’s] guidance is excellent’
‘Very enjoyable and engaging’
‘I looked forward to the class every week, each week I became more and more inspired to go home and work on my projects’ [Evening Course]
‘Thoroughly enjoyed the day’ [One Day Course]
See more at www.martinkeaveney.com/testimonials
How Remote Courses Run
You are posted the weekly class slides
You post in your weekly writing. (Typed or handwritten)
You can phone or email at any time
You are emailed the weekly class slides
You are sent a link to an audio file tutorial
You interact via email with tutor and other class members and complete assignments
You are emailed the weekly class slides
You attend a video class each week where you listen to a live tutorial and attend a live writing workshop, where you can read your work and receive feedback
Zero technical expertise is required. All security features are enabled
Times not suit? You can still attend via FLEXI
How Flexi Works
If the time of the Video Conference does not suit, you can now instead have one-to one Zoom (or phone) meetings about your work (15-20 mins) each week at a mutually convenient time. You receive a weekly podcast of each tutorial, slides every week, and workshop via email (including exchanging writing with other participants if you wish). Cost will be the same.
You are texted course information each week
You attend the class by phone
Combinations of the above available at no extra cost, please enquire. All remote courses cost the same.
No classes on Bank Holiday
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Several other course options at www.martinkeaveney.com