New Creative Writing Courses

We have added some new online and correspondence courses to our schedule. They include the following;

1. Intermediate Creative Writing with Adam Wyeth (8 weeks) starts December 2010

Adam Wyeth is a prize winner of The Fish International Poetry Competition, (2009) and a runner-up of The Arvon International Poetry Competition, 2006. His poems have been anthologized in The Best of Irish Poetry anthology 2010, Landing Places (2010), Something Beginning with P, The Arvon 25th Anniversary Anthology and The Fish Anthology. His work has appeared in numerous literary journals. His new collection Silent Music is being published with Salmon Poetry in 2011.

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2. Advanced Creative Writing (Short Story) with Geraldine Mills (6 weeks) starts 16th January 2011

Geraldine Mills is an award winning poet and short story writer and has been published nationally and internationally. She has published three collections of poetry and two of short stories ‘Lick of the Lizard’, (2005) and ‘The Weight of Feathers’, 2007 (Arlen House) which are taught at the University of Connecticut and Eastern Connecticut State University, USA. She was winner of the Inaugural Penguin/ RTÉ Short Story Competition, 2010. Other awards for fiction include the Moore Medallion, The OKI Award and she has been shortlisted for the Francis MacManus Competition and William Trevor Short Story Award. She was a recipient of an Arts Council Bursary in 2006 and was awarded a Patrick and Katherine Kavanagh Fellowship, Oct 2007. Geraldine was the millennium winner of the Hennessy/Tribune New Irish Writer Award for her short story ‘Lick of the Lizard’ and has taught creative writing in Ireland and the US.

3. Novel Writing with Emer Martin (8 weeks) starts 10th January 2011

Emer Martin is a Dubliner who has lived in Paris, London, the Middle East, and various places in the U.S. Her first novel Breakfast in Babylon won Book of the Year 1996 in her native Ireland at the prestigious Listowel Writers’ Week. Houghton Mifflin released Breakfast in Babylon in the U.S. in 1997. More Bread Or I’ll Appear, her second novel was published internationally in 1999.
Emer studied painting in New York and has had a sell-out solo show of her paintings at the Origin Gallery in Harcourt St, Dublin. Her new book is Baby Zero, published March 07. She has just completed her third short film Unaccompanied. She produced Irvine Welsh’s directorial debut NUTS in 2007. Emer was awarded the Guggenheim Fellowship in 2000. She now lives in the jungles of Co. Meath, Ireland.
4. How to Get Published with Sarah Franklin (4 weeks)

5. Screenwriting with Anne Barrett (6 weeks) starts 6th December 2010

We are also still running our other courses which include;

1. Beginners Creative Writing with Adam Wyeth (On Demand)

2. Poetry with Leanne O’Sullivan (On Demand)

3. How to Blog with Niamh Griffin (On Demand)

4. Memoir Writing with Ivy Bannister (On Demand)

5. Writing for Children with Oisin McGann (starts 17th January 2011)

For a full list of our online courses, please visit our online courses page.

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