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Creative Writing: Introduction - REMOTE

Creative Writing: Introduction - REMOTE is a course run by Martin Keaveney Creative Writing, Galway. It is a 'Online Learning' course with a duration of 8 weeks. Creative Writing: Introduction - REMOTE gives a Course Qualification of Certificate of Attendance. For more information about Creative Writing: Introduction - REMOTE at Martin Keaveney Creative Writing, please review the details below.

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 is now available remotely by video conference, email or phone. You can even participate by post if you wish. Zero technical expertise is required to take part. The course itself 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. Includes post-course editorial. Limited places.

About the facilitator:
Martin Keaveney has been facilitating creative writing courses at Galway Arts Centre since 2018. He also lectures on Irish Literature at NUIG’s Autumn Series. His second novel, The Mackon Country, will be published by Penniless Press, UK this Autumn. This follows   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 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. He 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 Ui Eithir for his research in 2016 and the NUIG Write-Up Bursary in 2018.  See more at

Venue: You can attend online by video conference or participate solely via email/phone/post instead.

Registration: €125


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‘Excellent support from tutor.’
‘Enormously helpful and generous writer’s workshop.’
‘[Martin] takes a genuine interest in his students.’
‘An engaging speaker who listens and answers questions in a useful way.’
‘[Martin’s] guidance is excellent.’
‘Very enjoyable and engaging.’
‘I looked forward to the class every week, each week I became more and more inspired to go home and work on my projects’ [Evening Course].
‘Thoroughly enjoyed the day’ [One Day Course].

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All registered participants are subject to Terms of Use

How Remote Courses Run:
You are posted the weekly class slides.
You post in your weekly writing. (Typed or handwritten)
You can phone or email at any time.

You are emailed the weekly class slides.
You are sent a link to an audio file tutorial.
You interact via email with tutor and other class members and complete assignments.

Video Conference
You are emailed the weekly class slides.
You attend a video class each week where you listen to a live tutorial and attend a live writing workshop, where you can read your work and receive feedback. 3pm-5pm/10am-12pm (2 options: choose Morning or Afternoon on registration)
Zero technical expertise is required. All security features are enabled.

Phone Conference
You are texted course information each week.
You attend the class by phone.

Combinations of the above available at no extra cost, please enquire. All remote courses cost the same.

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Training ProviderMartin Keaveney Creative Writing
Course LocationGalway
Course TypeOnline Learning
Course QualificationCertificate of Attendance
Course Start Date28th September 2021
Course End Date16th November 2021
Course Duration8 weeks
Course Time8pm-10pm OR 3pm-5pm OR 10am-12pm (Tuesdays) for Video Conference option (Zoom) (3 options).
Course Fee125
Entry RequirementsNone.
Carear PathProfessional Author, Editor, Reviewer, Teaching, Lecturing, Feature-writing, Journalism, Publishing, Literary Agenting, Script-writing for Film/Television, Video-Game writing, Playwriting, Speechwriting, Ghostwriting, Songwriting, Blogging, Copywriting, Copy-editing, Advertising, Life-writing and others.
Course CodeMKCWI
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