Creative Writing: Introduction | Martin Keaveney Creative Writing

Workshops

  • Every Saturday until 11 Dec
  • 4pm - 6pm
  • All Ages Welcome
  • €150 for full term

Every Saturday, 29 September to 11 December

Have you ever wanted to write short stories or even try a novel? Have you dreamed of seeing your play on stage, your film on screen, or even stunning audiences with your poetry?

This exciting and highly popular course introduces participants to the craft of creative writing while working in a range of genres such as sci-fi, crime, horror, and realism. We will share work, exchange feedback, and discuss routes to publication. Suitable for those seeking a rewarding pastime or as an introduction to an exciting professional career as a creative writer. You also can complete an optional Final Project and receive post course editorial with advice on how to proceed. Limited places.

About the course designer

Over the past 2 years, Martin Keaveney has worked with hundreds of writers from all over the world on many different types of creative writing projects. Writers return to Martin year after year due to his precise editorial support, quality tutorials, and commitment to excellence in teaching and workshop moderation. Martin previously provided creative writing courses at Galway Arts Centre (2018-2020) and lectured on Creative Writing at NUIG (2016-2018). He also currently lectures on Irish Literature at NUIG's Autumn Series.

Over the past 2 years, Martin Keaveney has worked with hundreds of writers from all over the world on many different types of creative writing projects. Writers return to Martin year after year due to his precise editorial support, quality tutorials, and commitment to excellence in teaching and workshop moderation. Martin previously provided creative writing courses at Galway Arts Centre (2018-2020) and lectured on Creative Writing at NUIG (2016-2018). He also currently lectures on Irish Literature at NUIG's Autumn Series.

Martin's second novel, The Mackon Country, was published by Penniless Press, UK, in 2021. This followed his debut novel Delia Meade (2020) and his collection of stories, The Rainy Day, (2018) (Penniless Press). Short fiction has been published in many literary journals in Ireland, UK, and the US. He has also written for the screen and his writing has been produced and exhibited at many international film festivals and on broadcast national television. His scholarship was recently published in the peer-reviewed New Hibernia Review, Journal of Franco-Irish Studies, Liverpool Journal of Postgraduate Studies, and Estudios Irlandeses. Martin has a B.A. in English and Italian, an M.A in English (Writing), and a Ph.D. at NUIG (Creative Writing and Textual Studies). He was awarded the Sparanacht Uí Eithir for his research in 2016 and the NUIG Write-Up Bursary in 2018. See more at www.martinkeaveney.com