Creative Writing Course for Older People 2019 at Limerick Writers Centre

Deadline: 7 Sep 2019

A Limerick Writers’ Centre Community Project

Dates: Sat 7th Sept - Sat 19th Oct 2019
Times -10.30am to 12:30pm and 1.00pm to 3.00pm
(Note: the course consists of 2 groups of 12 people each, one in the morning and one in the afternoon)

Award winning poet Ron Carey is back with a new course for experienced and beginners in poetry, fiction and non-fiction writing. After the success of last year’s course, Ron will again guide participants from initial ideas to completed work, and will give friendly and personal support to each participant. The course is geared toward older people but not exclusively so, everyone is welcome to participate. At the end of the course Limerick Writers’ Centre will give consideration to publishing a book featuring the work produced.

The workshops will be held at the Limerick Writers’ Centre, 12 Barrington Street, Limerick.
Dates: Sat 7th Sept - Sat 19th Oct 2017 Times -10.30am to 12:30pm and 1.00pm to 3.00pm

Fees for the 6 week course are €100. Booking essential.
Details: or Tel 087 2996409

Ron Carey only began to write poetry seriously in his 60’s. He is a prize-winning poet and a finalist in many national and international poetry competitions including The Bridport Prize, Lightship International Poetry Prize, Cinnamon Press Poetry Awards, Fish International Poetry Prize, Gregory O’ Donoghue International Poetry Awards, Hugh O’Flaherty Poetry Award, iYeats Poetry Prize and the Wasafiri New Writing Prize for Poetry. His poems have appeared in many anthologies and magazines and he was a featured poet at the Hunt Museum in Limerick for Cuisle 2013. In 2015 he received a Masters in Creative Writing from the University of South Wales. In 2016 he was Highly Commended in the Patrick Kavanagh Award and his debut collection ‘DISTANCE’ was shortlisted for the Forward Prize Best First Collection UK and Ireland.  

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