creative writing 6 week workshop @ block t
Creative Burst Writing Classes // A 6 Week Course with Writer Caelainn Bradley // Starts Weds November 3rd // 18:30 - 20:30
Creative Burst Writing Classes focus on unleashing your creativity, developing your writing skills in a playful and exploratory way, and helping you to tap into different sources of inspiration through a range of writing exercises and visual prompts.
This is the perfect course for writers at the beginning of their journey who want to further their knowledge of the craft in a fun, supportive and encouraging environment.
During these sessions the group will read and discuss pieces of work across a range of forms, the goal being to learn and draw inspiration from established writers and from exposure to different forms and structures.
Practical questions will be addressed. How long should a short story be? What is flash fiction? Attendees will produce work in class, with the aid of writing prompts.
This six-week courses aims to create an enjoyable space where participants can connect with their creativity, explore and experiment with their own writing, and discover new tools for sparking the creative part of the mind.
COURSE FEE: €145
These workshops are suitable for beginners, or those with some experience.
Caelainn Bradley is a novelist, essayist and short story writer. She publishes psychological thrillers under the pen name Rachel Ryan. Her debut novel, Hidden Lies (Piatkus; Little, Brown) became an instant Irish Times bestseller and was internationally published under the title The Woman Outside My Door (Simon & Schuster). The Irish Independent called her “one to watch,” Erin Kelly described her as “a bright new voice in psychological thrillers,” and The Irish Times called Hidden Lies “a spare, stylish, well-structured piece of work...Ryan skilfully ramps up the tension until the atmosphere is tight as a drum.”
Her debut was also praised by the heavyweights of Irish crime fiction, who described it as “a rollercoaster of a read” (Liz Nugent) and “an eerie and unsettling thriller that twists relentlessly in different directions” (Catherine Ryan Howard.) Bradley also publishes literary fiction under her own name. Her essays and short stories have been featured in publications such as Banshee, The Dublin Review and Narrative magazine. She studied English at Maynooth University, where she completed a dissertation in creative writing.