Creative writing courses in 2017

Happy new year! We’re back at the desk this week and excited about our upcoming courses, including: These beginners’ classes (all evenings 6.30pm-8.30pm unless otherwise specified): – Introduction to Creative Writing (4 weeks), starting Monday 6th February – two Beginning to Write Fiction classes (6 weeks), available from either Wednesday 18th January or Saturday 28th…

New courses!

The summer is coming to a close, but have no fear, we’ve loads of brilliant courses to get you through Autumn! The Factory will be open again in September and we can’t wait for this term of creative writing. There are so many courses to help you on your writing path. It doesn’t matter if…

Monday Roundup!

Happy Monday! Some great competitions and submissions open this week! Submission Calls Flash Fiction Competitions Short Story Competitions Poetry Competitions Playwriting Competitions Novel Writing Competitions Novella Submissions and Competitions Grants and Scholarships As always, contact us with anything you feel should be included! Submission Calls Bogmans Cannon’s Shame The Divil Deadline: Feb 15, 2016 Notes:…

New Year, New Courses!

Happy new year, everyone! We hope some of your resolutions are about writing (you can do it!). The Factory is open again and looking forward to this term of creative writing courses. We can’t wait to help you on your writing path whether you’re a beginner jotting down ideas on receipts and napkins (let’s be…

Monday Roundup!

Some brilliant new grants, a poetry prize worth €10000 and new submissions opportunities! Time to get writing! Submission Calls Flash Fiction Competitions Short Story Competitions Poetry Competitions Playwriting Competitions Novel Writing Competitions Novella Submissions and Competitions Grants and Scholarships As always, contact us with anything you feel should be included! Submission Calls Litro Magazine Deadlines:…

Monday Roundup!

Some great new competitions in Flash Fiction, Short Story and Poetry this week! Submission Calls Flash Fiction Competitions Short Story Competitions Poetry Competitions Playwriting Competitions Novel Writing Competitions Novella Submissions and Competitions Grants and Scholarships As always, contact us with anything you feel should be included! Submission Calls Litro Magazine Deadlines: Space (November 2015), Going…

End of one term and the start of another…

The sun is shining, the coats are locked away and it time to end our Spring/Summer semester with our annual National Flash Fiction Day event NewsFlash on 27th June in Arthurs Pub, Dublin 8. We’ve been taking parts for the last four years and it’s the perfect way to end our semester. As always this…

Q&A: Dave Lordan

Our new Q&A series with facilitators at and friends of Big Smoke continues with Dave Lordan, who teaches on our Dublin Young Authors programme as well as offering courses for adults. What do you like best about teaching creative writing? Meeting so many different people and personalities who have so many different stories to tell…