|Start Date||Duration||Time Slot||Fee|
|Tuesday April 25th||6 weeks||6.30pm-8.30pm||€ 150|
Dave Lordan’s Experimental Fiction course covers a variety of the best-known experimental writing geniuses, from James Joyce to Kathy Acker to William Burroughs to Roberto Bolano & many more. Participants (max twelve) will learn how to apply these techniques to their own work.
No requirements except a desire to participate and learn. No judgement, loads of advice and guidance. Artists from ANY other discipline who want to hybridise with text are more than welcome, as are writers of all levels who want to push the boat out. Loads of material provided. Public showcase – participation optional – at end of course.
Facilitator: Dave Lordan
“Thanks to a creative writing course with Dave Lordan, I am now a published writer! Before doing Dave’s course, I’d been writing for a long time but I’d never had much confidence in my work. Dave’s course provided inspiration and encouragement in a relaxed, supportive and fun environment. I’ve now had three stories accepted for publication, I’ve been shortlisted for an international literary prize and I’ve performed my work at two very successful public readings in Dublin. I’d recommend a writing course with Dave to anyone; it’s honestly the best thing I’ve ever done.”
“I’ve attended Dave Lordan’s course in experimental fiction for the last two seasons and cannot recommend it highly enough. From the quality of the instruction, the calibre of the participants and the intoxicating material, I’ve been inspired and entertained in equal measure.”
“I finished up a creative writing course in experimental fiction... In all seriousness, it was something of a revelation. I learnt so much about the type of writer (and reader) that I am. I discovered some great new writers too (well not new but new to me if you get my drift) such as Borges and Bolaño. I’ve started to discover more about myself as a writer in terms of what I’m drawn to and where I’d like to go in the future. The course was taught by Dave Lordan, a poet whose book launch for The Lost Tribes of the Wicklow Mountains I attended the other week. I’d suggest you pop on over to his website to see some of his work and maybe (if you’re a budding writer in the Dublin area) consider attending one of his writing classes. You won’t be disappointed.”