Writing Courses




Writing Courses

Writing Courses tailor-made to suit participants

A fantastic course where guidance, encouragement and motivation are provided to novice writers by a highly gifted tutor.

Patricia is a skilled facilitator and encouraged our collective creativity during our classes both in person and via Zoom.

Suitable for anyone who had an idea for writing a novel and wants to learn the skills to do so, and the encouragement to pursue it.

I wouldn’t have been able to write my first novel without Patricia


Irish Writers’ Centre, Dublin
Writing Biographical Fiction
Weekly from Wednesday 22 June to Wednesday 13 July – 6.30 pm to 8.30 pm

WRITING BIOGRAPHIICAL FICTION is suitable for anyone interested in learning the ins and outs of the genre and is tailor-made to meet the demands of today’s market.  Focus is on facilitating emerging writers, those with on-going projects, as well as published authors. The course assists writers to realise their writing potential by finding and using their skills to create biographical fiction. We look into best research methods, structuring material, plot lines, developing characters, as well the importance of place. We analyse the works of today’s writers of successful biographical fiction. 

Interested? To book your place here’s the link https://irishwriterscentre.ie/courses/writing-biographical-fiction-with-patricia-oreilly/  or phone: (01)872 1302


UCD Lifelong Learning:
Autumn 2022 and Spring 2023
Writing Fiction
Further information to follow

Autumn Term 2022 – Writing Fiction – 8 week course starting Wednesday 28 September from 10.00 am to 12.00 pm;

Spring Term 2023 – Writing Fiction – 8 week course starting Wednesday 8 February, from 10.00 am to 12.00 pm.   

During both courses we’ll focus on the ingredients of fiction – strong storylines, page-turning characters , gripping themes and atmospheric locations for today’s market. We’ll also look at the best methods of research for today’s market. The purpose of these courses is to assist writers at all levels to draw on their creativity and to find and use their storytelling skills to best advantage.

Booking or further information Contact: www.ucd.ie/lifelonglearning; phone: 01 7167123