Your Weekly Writing Fix: An Online Creative Writing Course with Gerry Boland

Your Weekly Writing Fix: An Online Creative Writing Course with Gerry Boland

Course Dates and Times

·        Saturdays from 10.00 – 12.00 starting 29 January and running consecutively for ten weeks, ending on 2 April

·        Sundays from 10.00 – 12.00 starting 30 January and running consecutively for ten weeks, ending on 3 April

·        Monday evenings from 6.30 – 8.30pm starting 31 January and running consecutively for ten weeks, ending on 4 April
 

- Meet up with other writers in a friendly and creative online environment

- Satisfy your writing impulse with a weekly writing fix (during each 2-hour session you’ll have an uninterrupted half-hour of quiet, offscreen time to write)

- Be challenged and inspired by very different writing prompts each week. These prompts, or writing triggers, designed to fire your imagination, can often act as a launching pad for a longer piece of work by you. There’ll be brief discussions and feedback following each of these 15-minute writing exercises

- Take part in (or simply listen to) weekly discussions on diverse topics to do with writing (what to write about, how to organize your writing life, how to assess the quality of your writing, editing your own work, publishing options, etc.)

- In addition to the above, and subject to there being sufficient time any given week, we will read and analyse a nature poem or a short piece of nature prose
 

To summarise:

·        10 creative writing workshops of two-hours duration over a ten-week period, starting late January, ending late March, hosted and facilitated by poet and author, Gerry Boland

·        30 minutes offscreen writing time (unguided, just for you) every session

·        Two 15-minute writing prompts provided by the facilitator, followed by feedback from the participants and related discussion

·        Regular onscreen discussions on diverse topics related to ‘a writing life’

·        Reading and analysis of a nature poem or a piece of nature prose (this is subject to there being sufficient time any given week)  
 

Course Fee: €80

Gerry Boland is an author and a poet, with nine published books, the latest being his second collection of poems, In the Space Between (Arlen House, 2016) and his first collection of short stories, The Far Side of Happiness (Arlen House, 2018). He has many years’ experience of leading writing workshops. He set up and ran a weekly Saturday morning writing group (Writers@TheDock) in Carrick-on-Shannon until the pandemic came along and shut it down. Since then, he has run several courses online.

Book your place by phoning Gerry on 087-6397557 or by emailing gerry.boland@gmail.com