Creative Writing Classes in the community ….

Creative Writing Classes

… group classes and one-to-one tuition



Start date:       10th October 2023

Time:               7.00 pm – 9:00 pm

Duration:         6 weeks

Level:              Beginner/Emerging

Cost:                €165

Location:         Online via Zoom

Course Content

Whether it be through flash fiction, short story, memoir or novel, everyone has a story waiting to be told, but not everyone has the confidence to put that story down on paper. This course combines mindfulness and writing techniques to help you tell those stories – whether they be fiction or truth, memories or imagination, observations or insightfulness.

Course Outline

Each week will start with a short, guided meditation to help you connect to your stories and with yourself as a writer. We will then take a different aspect or tool of writing each week and examine the various techniques needed for your creative practice. We will use writing prompts to find characters, subjects and settings and learn about genre, POV, pacing and dialogue. which will encourage you to find your writerly voice. Each two-hour session will focus on a different aspect of writing and will be followed by discussion and feedback on samples of your own work, looking at different participants’ work each week.

Course Outcomes

A combination of mindfulness and creative practice will set you on the path to finding your story and your writerly voice.


€30 per 2-hour class per person. Minimum 6 people per class.

I offer a series of creative writing classes for groups of people. You can avail of any one of the following subjects, ask me to break down the subject matter into smaller sections or I can tailor-make classes for your specific interests. Please get in contact with me and we can have some fun building some classes for your needs.

An idea of popular classes are:

  • Finding your creative voice
  • Genre, structure, plot & dialogue
  • Developing dialogue
  • Editing, critique and submissions
  • Publication & performance

6 people minimum per class

I travel to you – free travel up to 40 km from my home. After that, I charge 30 cents per kilometre.

Depending on Covid I am happy to teach in someone’s house or preferably a village hall or local library. This will have to be decided at the time of enquiry and safety precautions taken.

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Fiction | Non-fiction | Short Stories | Flash FictionUp to 3,000 words read in advance, including a 300-word report, followed by 1-hour one-to-one meeting on zoom