Course Description

Creative Writing: The Short Form

Martin Keaveney Creative Writing


    The Short Form course includes a mixture of short fiction and short non-fiction. Presenting an array of short-form masterful pieces by such literary giants as George Orwell, P.G. Wodehouse, and G.K. Chesterton, the Short Form course inspires and challenges readers to investigate what it takes to produce both a sophisticated work of short fiction and short creative nonfiction, such as the narrative essay, the academic essay for a general audience, and travel writing. This course is perfect for anyone interested in learning the Short Form’s internal mechanisms, including narrative structure, rhetorical forms, and stylized language. Suitable for all levels.


    • The Elements of the Short Story
    • The Metaphor of the Story
    • Detail, Subtlety, and Repetition
    • Style and Paradox
    • The Epiphany
    •  Academic Ideas for a General Audience
    • Writing the Unexpected
    •  Creative Non-Fiction Travel Writing



  • “Ukridge’s Dog College,” P.G. Wodehouse (Short Story)
  • “Shooting an Elephant,” George Orwell (Narrative Essay)
  • From Rear View: “Midnight Mass,” Peter Duval (Short Story)
  • From Heretics: “On Mr. Kipling and Making the World Small,” G.K. Chesterton (Paradoxical Essay)
  •  “Teddy,” J.D. Salinger (Short Story)
  •  From The Educated Imagination: “The Motive for Metaphor,” Northrop Frye (Traditional Essay)
  •  “Cloud, Castle, Lake,” Vladimir Nabokov (Short Story)
  • From Roughing It, “Chapter III,” Mark Twain


Starts Tuesday 9th April 2024 Course Times: Tuesdays 8-10pm & for 12 weeks. Facilitated by Joshua Smith MFA (online) Creative Writing Course Benefits with Martin Keaveney Creative Writing -Weekly feedback from class tutor -Friendly and constructive workshop with other writers -Weekly tutorial on a range of contemporary & classical writing forms -Weekly tutorial on elements of writing craft -Superb addition to CV -Eligible for Continuing Professional Development activity -Completion Certificate Available -Long-lasting connections and friendships -Post course Editorial Response to your work -Nourishing social activity Testimonials -‘Excellent support from tutor’ -‘Enormously helpful and generous writer’s workshop’ Registration €289.99 Book here

09/04/24 – 25/06/24


Course Code MKCWSFG
College Name Martin Keaveney Creative Writing
Course Category Arts, Crafts & Hobbies, Creative Writing
Course Type Online Learning
Course Qualification Certificate of Attendance
Course Location Galway, Ireland
Course Start Date 9th April 2024
Course End Date 25th June 2024
Course Fee 289.99
Course Duration 12 weeks.
Course Times 8-10pm Tuesdays
Title of Awarding Certificate of Completion
Entry Requirements None.
Career Path Writer, Playwright, Screenwriter, Poet, Librarian, Journalism, Literary Critic, University Student, Reviewer, Teacher, Editor and more.
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