Course Description

CREATIVE WRITING – Getting Started, Keeping Going

Course Description:

It’s often hard to begin writing, even if you really want to and it’s also hard to keep going, even if you
really want to! Finding time & space, building self-belief & writing habits, all need practice and

This course offers you strategies to get started & to keep going …

In class, we will work on short exercises which prompt writing – opening lines, photographs, objects
and we’ll read samples of writing from published authors – to see how they do it – which will help
stimulate ideas. These starts can be worked on for the following week.

You will be encouraged to delve into memories, experience, imagination as your material & to try
out stories, memoir, short drama, poems etc.

There will also be a focus on tools of the trade: finding a voice, creating setting, character, dialogue,
& action.

Expect lively discussion too!

Course Day & Time: Tuesday evening 7.30 – 9.30 pm

Start Date: 27/09/22

Cost: €85

Course Format: In class with tutor. Maximum of 12 students.

Duration: 8 weeks

Enrolment: You can enrol online through our website by clicking on the Easy Payments Plus button. Enrolment will begin on the 2nd of August.

Tutor: Mary Lennon

Mary Lennon is a writer and Creative Writer Tutor.   She co-edited “Across the Water – Irish women’s live in Britain”, published by Virago Press & has published poems and short stories.  Her first novel, Amethyst Country, a contemporary novel set in Achill, will be published in June 2022.

She has taught Creative writing in many settings, in school, prison & Adult Education.


College Name Malahide Community School Adult Education
Course Category Arts, Crafts & Hobbies, Creative Writing
Course Type Classroom Based
Course Location Malahide, Dublin, Ireland
Location Postcode Co. Dublin
Course Start Date 27th September 2022
Course End Date 22nd November 2022
Course Fee €85
Course Duration 8 weeks
Course Times Tuesday evening 7.30 - 9.30 pm
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