Creative Writing: Single Project | Martin Keaveney Creative Writing


  • Every Wednesday until 7 Dec
  • 7:30pm - 8:30pm
  • All Ages Welcome
  • €230 for full term

Every Wednesday, 21 September to 7 December

Creative Writing: Single Project is designed for those writers who wish to spend a sustained period of time working on a single project of any length. Now available at Rua Red!

This course is designed for those writers who wish to spend a sustained period of time working on a single project of any length. Writers must have a formed idea to bring to the course which indicates its proposed overall structure and content. Part of the project might be already written but this is not required. Over the course, writers will submit up to 2,000 word sections for discussion at a weekly workshop with other writers. Projects can be in any genre or medium including novels, short stories, poetry, sci-fi, horror, crime, relationships, memoir, comedy, plays, films, TV shows, nonfiction, historical fiction, fantasy and radio plays amongst others. Alumni of other MKCW courses are very welcome as well as writers of some experience. Includes some discussion of the writing craft, weekly workshop and post-course editorial response to a submission sample of 7,500 words, synopsis, and formal query letter to publishers/agents/production companies. 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.

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, the 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