creative writing 8 week course
Creative Writing // An 8 week course with writer Aiden O'Reilly @ BLOCK T Studios // starts Wednesday November 1st // 18:30 - 20:30
The course could be just the ticket for writers stuck in a rut, or those just starting out, those who need a hands-on approach, and those who have been working away too much on their own. We’ve had bloggers and non-fiction writers on the course before: they benefit from the techniques often thought of as belonging to fiction writing.
The course takes the approach that writing is a craft with a toolbox of techniques at your disposal.
Enhance you creative/critiquing skillset & knock your writing into shape!
Week 1: Introductions
Week 2: Reading Like a Writer
Week 3: Phenomenological approach
Week 4: Dialogue & descriptions
Week 5: Minimalism and different styles
Week 6: Plot and structure
Week 7: Editing techniques, typical typos
Week 8: Discussing edits, developing voice
Participants will do short exercises in class and they can revise them at home and email them to the teacher.
Participants will dip into the writers’ toolbox and stretch their writing muscles in new directions.
Course Fee: €195
Aiden O'Reilly's short story collection Greetings, Hero was published in 2014. His fiction and non-fiction has appeared in The Irish Times, the Dublin Review, Litro Magazine London, Winter Papers, The Stinging Fly, and many other places.
He has held writing workshops at Block T, and the IWC, for the TCD literary society and at various literary festivals.