Writing Courses




Writing Courses

Writing Courses tailor-made to suit participants

*Excellent course with a committed and extremely competent leader
*Relaxed and full of valuable content
*The course was an enjoyable social and learning experience with a great communicator and teacher.
*Very suitable for those who have an idea for writing a novel and need to learn the skills to achieve their goal, and the encouragement to pursue it.

Irish Writers Centre
Summer Course 2019 – Writing Contemporary Fiction
Monday 13 May- Monday 24 June

The aim of this course is to assist writers to realise their writing ambitions and potential by finding and using their expertise to create fiction for today’s market. The sessions are tailor-made to facilitate emerging writers and those with ongoing projects. Focus is primarily on creating strong story lines and page-turning characters, as well as scene-dynamics, settings, research, backstory – in other words, all the ingredients for a successful story.

Irish Writers Centre
Workshop on Short Stories
Friday 24 May 12.30pm – 2.30pm

Bray Literary Festival
Workshop – Advanced Fiction
Sunday 29 September 10.00am – 12.00pm

UCD Lifelong Learning 2019 – 2020:
Autumn Term 2019 – Writing Fiction (1)
Spring Term 2020 – Writing Fiction (2)

The purpose of the AUTUMN and SPRING COURSES is to assist writers to find, nurture and use their story-telling skills to best advantage. Writing fiction for today’s market is an acquired skill with focus on strong storylines, page-turning characters and atmospheric locations, as well as knowing the best methods of research, era identification and gripping themes. The sessions are tailor-made to appeal to emerging writers, writers already working on projects and published writers. The only requirement for attendance is a love of words and an interest in writing fiction.