Words Ireland Lecture Series: Creative Writing

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Words Ireland has commissioned six of Ireland’s foremost creative writers to deliver a lecture on the craft, practice, or process of writing. The Series began on October 27th with Brian Dillon. A new lecture will be launched at 6pm every Tuesday until December 1st.

All lectures will be available to view below or at the Words Ireland YouTube channel and will be online until mid-December.

Each lecture has been developed with an audience of professional and emerging writers in mind. They aren’t your ordinary online fare.

Words Ireland Lecture Series: Creative Writing

1. Brian Dillon: Sixteen Stabs at the Beast of Style 

Welcome to the opening instalment of the Words Ireland Lecture Series.

Following on from his acclaimed Essayism, and coinciding with his new book Suppose A Sentence, Words Ireland has commissioned a short lecture from Brian Dillon on one of his favourite topics to return to: style.


2. Jessica Traynor: Poetry & Innovation 

Jessica Traynor continues the series with Poetry & Innovation. Discover the techniques breaking new ground in the US and UK, and learn how you can apply them to your own work.

Jessica Traynor was runner up in the 2015 Troubadour International Poetry Prize and was nominated for the 2015 Strong/Shine Award for first collections. She was recipient of the Ireland Chair of Poetry Bursary in 2014, was named Hennessy New Irish Writer of the Year in 2013 and won the 2011 Listowel Poetry Prize. Her work has been translated into Czech, Hungarian, Irish, Italian, Polish, Portuguese and Spanish.

Words Ireland Lecture Series: Creative Writing

Still to come….

Colm Tóibín  |  On Joyce’s Craft  |  Nov 10th

Paul Murray  |  Writer at the Movies  |  Nov 17th

Roisin Kiberd  |  Writing in the Age of the Internet  |  Nov 24th

Áine Ní Ghlinn  |  Lifting the Invisibility Cloak  |  Dec 1st

Interested in learning creative writing? Take a look at our list of courses & more over on courses.ie

Gemma Creagh

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