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Introduction to Life Writing

Introduction to Life Writing is a course run by Martin Keaveney Creative Writing, Galway. It is a Online Learning course with a duration of 8 weeks. For more information about Introduction to Life Writing at Martin Keaveney Creative Writing, please review the details below.

Is the story of your life waiting to be written? Do you feel a strong urge to turn your memories into a compelling story? This exciting course in Life Writing will help you to get started. Over the space of eight weeks, you will learn about autobiography, memoir, biography and other forms of writing directly inspired by true lived experience. You will read excerpts from a diverse range of works of non-fiction and engage in weekly writing exercises that will help you to prepare for your own life writing journey. You will also learn about invaluable research practices, the incorporation of other fields of interest and forms of literature into your life writing, the role that memory plays in the writing process, the ethics of life writing, and how to edit your work. Designed for beginner writers, this fun and versatile course will get you to think in new ways about storytelling and inspire you to turn the defining moments of your life into a potential page-turner. Presented by Dr Mark Kelleher.


Date: Friday 21st October 2022 for 8 weeks


Course concludes 9th December 2022


Time: 8.00-10.00pm


Venue: Zoom


Registration €165 Book here

21/10/2022 – 09/12/2022

About the Lecturer

Mark Kelleher is a teacher and writer from Cork. He holds a BA in English and Psychology and an MA in Creative Writing from UCC. Mark has spent the last 5 years pursuing a PhD in DCU’s School of English and is currently editing his thesis, the focus of which is the literary crafting of human isolation using experimental techniques. In addition to being a writer of short stories and creative non-fiction, Mark has extensive experience in teaching both literature and creative writing. For three years, he was an English literature tutor in DCU. Mark regularly works as a creative writing tutor for DCU’s Age-Friendly Network, teaching diverse forms of life-writing to mature learners, and he has also facilitated creative writing courses for the Dublin and Dún Laoghaire Education Training Board.


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Training ProviderMartin Keaveney Creative Writing
Course LocationDonegal Town, Donegal
Course TypeOnline Learning
Awarding Body DetailsCertificate of Completion
Course Duration8 weeks
Course Time21 October 2022 at 8-10pm
Course Fee165
Entry RequirementsNone.
Carear PathWriter, Playwright, Screenwriter, Publisher, Literary Agent, Librarian, Journalism, Literary Critic, University Student, Reviewer, Teacher, Editor and more.
Course CodeMKCWLW
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