Beginning to Write
Start Date Duration Time Slot Fee
Thursday April 16th 10 Weeks 6.30-8.30pm €240

This introduction to creative writing explores a range of topics, from character and plot development to voice and style. Through writing exercises and examples from literature, participants will develop an awareness of various poetic and literary tools and techniques, and become more comfortable putting pen to paper to express themselves creatively. This class provides space for the beginning writer to share their work in a supportive workshop environment, and is suitable for writers working in all forms (poetry, drama, fiction, etc.).

Facilitator: Nicole Rourke

Feedback from Previous Students

…an open, easy going environment in which to learn… I have a greater appreciation of the act of writing as a craft… I have no reservation in recommending the course to anyone looking for a great environment in which to explore their creativity.

I really enjoyed it, loved having the routine of going to the class, focused my thoughts on area of creative writing I’m interested in, great to be able to ask advice of someone with experience, homework (when I got round to doing it) helped!

The approach in the class I took was relaxed but still serious in relation to getting us to think of ourselves as writers. The workshop element was probably the best part, but the teacher on the course brought so much in terms of ideas on our work, tips on new writers and interesting writing exercises.

I would recommend the Big Smoke because of the energy and accessibility of the classes. It felt vibrant and alive. The room hummed with the excitement of sharing work and it being positively received.

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