Online Classes

INTRODUCTION TO CREATIVE WRITING   (Live-Video)

 Starts Thursday, JUNE 10th – JULY 1st | 6.30pm-8pm | 4 weeks |

€25 deposit now | €100 total | Flexi pay options available! 

 Facilitator: Nicole Rourke


Itching to get that pen moving and get writing?! Then we’ve got just the course for you! This four  week ‘Intro to Creative writing’ course will provide the tools needed to dig into your own innate creativity and get the juices flowing in a friendly and encouraging environment. Using writing exercises and discussion, we’ll delve into topics like character, dialogue, plot development and the elements of storytelling.

This introductory course is designed to help shape and develop your own unique writing style and voice, and to explore the stories you want to tell. It’s suitable for anyone who wants to write – no previous experience required.

Introduction to Creative writing is designed and delivered by Big Smoke Factory Co-Director, seasoned facilitator and freelance performer and writer, Nicole Rourke.

Course Materials – Each participant will be sent a pack with notes and links relating to aspects of the craft as part of their course 

 The course is delivered through LIVE VIDEO. 

All Big Smoke remote courses take place on Irish Standard Time (GMT)

Payment/booking via Paypal link below, or click here for bank transfer details:

Pay FULL Course price of €100 

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Or 

Pay €25 deposit 

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 Writers-With-Experience   (Live-Video)

 Starts Wednesday, JUNE 9th – JUNE 30th | 6.30pm-8pm | 4 weeks | 

€25 deposit now | €120 total | Flexi pay options available!

 Facilitator: Nicole Rourke

The course includes a one-to-one feedback session outside class time. 

When the glorious ‘honeymoon’ of the first draft wears off, it becomes clear that the craft of writing is, in fact, rewriting!

This course is designed for writers with some experience and is tailored to suit your needs and interests. You may have taken a previous course with us or elsewhere which covered the basic aspects of creative writing.

This course digs deeper into the craft, examining more involved aspects of character creation and story structure as well as the implementation of emotion and expression in narrative. As well as interactive exercises, our sessions will include feedback of work in progress.

In signing up, you must be prepared to share your writing for feedback and engage in peer critiques. This is the cornerstone of our sessions, the place where your work can truly lift off the page. Giving and receiving feedback is a great skill to master for editing and revision of your work. Suitable for writers working in all forms: short fiction, novels, memoir, drama, etc.

Our Writers-With-Experience Workshop course is designed and delivered by Big Smoke Factory Co-Director, seasoned facilitator and freelance performer and writer, Nicole Rourke.

The course is delivered through LIVE VIDEO. The courses also includes a one-to-one live video feedback session with Nicole on a section of your writing. These sessions are outside of class time.

Course Materials – Each participant will be sent a pack with notes and links relating to aspects of the craft as part of their course.  

All Big Smoke remote courses take place on Irish Standard Time (GMT)

Payment/booking via Paypal link below, or click here for bank transfer details:

Pay FULL Course price €120

Here;



Or

Pay €25 deposit 

Here;


Testimonials For Nicole

‘Nicole’s a fantastic facilitator – I’d recommend her classes to anyone who wants to grow as a writer – and they’re thoroughly enjoyable too!’
Hidden Lies
Rachel Ryan
Best Selling Author of
Hidden Lies

“The course was great for getting back into writing, something I hadn’t done in a while. The sessions are all about getting the creative juices flowing, and I found Nicole excellent at facilitating this. She’s really warm and open, and has great expertise at guiding you through the process.”
Cian Doherty