SUMMER 2015 WRITING COURSES

 

CLASSES ON OFFER, SUMMER 2015!

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 WEDNESDAY NIGHTS DEVELOPING WRITER:

Space for joiners in the DEVELOPING WRITER workshop and class in Fitzwilliam Street, from Weds 8 July. I can sell a 6,7,or 8 session ticket for these meetings, which run 2.75-3 hours.€180 for a 6 meeting ticket, €205 for 7 and €225 for 8. Email yvonnesworkshops@gmail.com, phone 086 1701418

MONDAYS AND FRIDAYS COMBINATION DEVELOPING WRITER COURSE:

( Monday evenings and 4 Friday evenings), GLASTHULE. FRI 10 JULY, MON 13 JULY, MON 27 JULY, MON 24 AUGUST, FRI 28 AUGUST, FRIDAY 4 SEPT, MONDAY 21 SEPT. I can offer 6 or 7 week tickets for these, fees as per Weds night rates above. (2.75 hour sessions, book-surrounded and with a constant flow of tea!) Email yvonnesworkshops@gmail.com, phone 086 1701418

 

DROP-IN SPACES IN THURSDAY NIGHT ADVANCED WORKSHOP IN GLASTHULE:

My longest-running workshop: participants have won book deals and national competitions, and still they come back to the Thursday night sessions because of the ethos and atmosphere they find there, and the learning the sessions are still offering.

We have 2 spaces for joiners in this fantastic workshop, for 6 of the following dates: 9,16,30 JULY,  6.13, 27 AUGUST OR 3 SEPT (there will be one week’s closure between these two last dates. TBA as soon as possible). Classes are 3- 3.25 hours, focus and fun are immense, among some of the best emerging writers in the country. €175 for 6 meets. Email yvonnesworkshops@gmail.com, phone 086 1701418

 

ONE-DAY SUMMER DEVELOPING POET COURSE:

Following on from the last similar day on 28 June (‘fantastic!’ I was told!), the date for this is August 9th (SUNDAY). €95/ or €80 to current students in other classes. This session will combine a workshop with a taught/ discursive and facilitated session on the question of Voice and Clarity, looking at the work of established writers plus at difficulties we are all having on this issue in our own writing. You’ll receive study materials in advance for this course to maximise our effectiveness on the day.Email yvonnesworkshops@gmail.com, phone 086 1701418

“FROM HISTORY TO STORY”

One-day event on working with research in fiction, non-fiction, drama or poetry will take place on JULY 26th. €90 is the fee for this 10-30-5-30 day in GLASTHULE. During it, I hope to pass on what I’ve learnt in 10 years research and non-fiction historical / social history writing, plus what I’ve learnt in my writing and facilitating on the effective use of research in poems and fiction too.  VISION EDIT DAY: SUNDAY 23 AUGUST, a day dedicated to achieving a clearer vision for your novel, long non-fiction prose work or thematically linked collection of poems. Excerpts will be read and exercises. challenges and discussion will ensure your project finishes the day in sharper and clearer shape. €90. Email yvonnesworkshops@gmail.com, phone 086 1701418

INISHTURK JAUNT

                                                                                                                                                            18-25 JULY & 15-22 AUGUST INISHTURK JAUNT:  There are still a couple of spaces left in the JULY INISHTURK JAUNT for beginner, Developing and Advanced writers. 18-25 JULY. All-in fee for 1 week’s single room accommodation, 5 x 3 hour classes at your chosen level ((1)beginner/ developing / (2) Guided Advanced Writing retreat), social activities and walks, one to one time and most meals €625. Special deal fee for participants in current or recent ( spring 2015) WT classes ( email yvonnesworkshops@gmail.com or phone 086 1701418 for details).  EARLY BOOKING DEAL still available for AUGUST INISHTURK JAUNT (15-22 AUGUST), and Sept 5-12 and 12-19 INISHBOFIN WRITING JAUNTS €550 for any of these 1-week events if booked by 18 July, in place of full fee of €625. SEE WRITING HOLIDAY HEADING IN BLACK STRAP LINE ABOVE FOR MORE INFO.

To book any of these courses, email yvonnesworkshops@gmail.com and phone 086 1701418

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Writing poems? Workshop them HERE!

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ONE DAY POETRY WORKSHOP with me (That’s Yvonne Cullen!) in Glasthule, SUNDAY 28 JUNE. 10.30 – 1 and 2-5.30, with breaks for lunch in the Peoples’ Park Market, and a ‘indoor picnic’ plus tea and coffee flowing all day to help us along. Expect to workshop 2-3 poems and read a further one at our informal meal together after the day.

I will be gathering some of the finest poets I’ve worked with, for this event. Along with what they will bring to the table, I’m thrilled to be able to say that stellar poet JANE CLARKE has called me a gifted editor for my work on her own poems prior to her recent BLOODAXE BOOKS deal. (THE RIVER, by JANE CLARKE, is out from BLOODAXE BOOKS now). “At long last, someone who can separate the chaff” is another recent comment on my editing skill.

10 places max on this One Day event.  Fee €90 for the day of workshopping and illuminating discussion with the fine poets we’ll be gathering in. Or €60 if you are already taking a class at WRITING TRAIN. Phone me on 086 1701418 and email yvonnesworkshops@gmail.com to book. Very few spaces left at this point.

Y

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INISHTURK AND INISHBOFIN JAUNTS JULY-SEPT 2015

THE INISHBOFIN AND INISHTURK JAUNTS 2015 If the above presents as a link, please CLICK it to view new Inishturk and Inishbofin Jaunt poster! Upcoming Jaunt to TURK is coming together great! And I’ve extended the EARLY BIRD booking deadline (one final time) to 15 June. Having just been in Bofin for the June weekend, reading for the President, (of Ireland AND Bofin: ), I’m immensely looking forward to being on a Connemara island again and leading more writing jaunts. So whether you’re starting to write or developing a project or your general level of writing skill, contact me at yvonnesworkshops@gmail.com or 086 1701418 to look further into all this…

FInal note, as I think there is a rogue post / poster on the blog with wrong dates in it:

JULY JAUNT SATURDAY 18 – SATURDAY 25  JULY ( some variation on the full-week attendance can be catered for on this Jaunt, especially in re departing on FRIDAY 24th, our rest day – though it’d be a pity!)

AUGUST  JAUNT SATURDAY 15-SATURDAY 22nd AUGUST.

Hope this is good ‘n clear!

Y

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INISHBOFIN AND INISHTURK JAUNTS, SUMMER 2015

BOFIN AND TURK POSTER

FLASH SALE on INISHBOFIN JAUNT June 1-5. Book by May 18th for all-in fee of €500 covering  Tuition, accommodation and most meals for the 4-night, 3-day trip. Classes available at START TO WRITE and GUIDED WRITING RETREAT level plus one-to-one-meeting and all the surrounding fun and peace we always have on these trips. Email me at yvonnesworkshops@gmail.com if interested. Or phone 086 1701418. And check the poster, here, for dates for JULY AND AUGUST JAUNTS to Inishturk in Co. Mayo, and September week-long trips to Bofin!

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INISHBOFIN AND INISHTURK SUMMER WRITING JAUNTS 2015

INISHBOFIN and INISHTURK JAUNTS with Yvonne Cullen, (that’s me!) Summer Start to Write and Writing Retreats, dates now firmed up: START TO WRITE ON INISHBOFIN, June 2-8 ( 4 days of class, two days of rest), WRITING RETREAT ON INISHTURK July 18-25, START TO WRITE ON INISHTURK August 15-22, WRITING RETREAT ON INISHBOFIN Sept 5-12 and SEPT 12-19. Email me at yvonnesworkshops@gmail.com for more info. Mail me your phone contact info and I’ll ring you for a chat re. Max of 8 participants, and the results are life-changing, so previous students say! INISHTURK HIGH VIEW

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UPDATED EMAIL ADDRESS for Yvonne at Writing Train: yvonnesworkshops@gmail.com

Hi all, Just a small alert to say I’m having difficulties with the writingtrain email address. If you want to contact me about classes, bookings etc, please email yvonnesworkshops@gmail.com. Thanks!
Yvonne

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INISH FESTIVAL and Bofin Jaunts, too…

I’m delighted to be taking part in this beautiful festival on Bofin on the June weekend. If you’ve been thinking about getting to Bofin, now’s the time, for two reasons: the festival itself, and the Bofin Jaunt. Spurred on by the festival,you see, I’m running two Bofin Jaunts around the same time: one leading up to the festival weekend, (WRITERS’ RETREAT) and one following it ( START TO WRITE). Take the Retreat Jaunt (23-28 May), and then cap the week off with this wonderful festival, why don’t you? Alternatively, take in the festival, then, filled with inspiration, do a START TO WRITE Bofin course from Monday 1 June to Saturday June the eighth…Get in touch with me, in re, on yvonnesworkshps@gmail.com or 086 1701418. Inish Festival programme at the link below.http://inishfestival.comhttp://inishfestival.com

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You must believe in spring (and summer, and Inishbofin Jaunts…) NEW COURSES at Writing Train!

Here, I’m delighted to say, is a list of new course dates to which you can hold me:

START TO WRITE: beginning in National LIbrary Cafe THIS Saturday, March 12th, (11 weeks for 10 week fee of €270), with a late start date possible on week two: March 28th.

DEVELOPING WRITER on Sat p.m.s in Dublin 2 has a couple of drop in places for its remaining 7 meetings, €200.

MONDAY NIGHT START TO WRITE ( or start again), kicks off in Glasthule on Monday night 23rd March, 10 weeks, €265.

WEDNESDAY night START TO WRITE/DEVELOPING WRITER mixed class (12 weeks) starts Weds night April 15th in Dublin 2, €320.

One Day START TO WRITE, Saturday of May Bank Holiday in Glasthule will cost €75 for 6 hour day of indoor and (weather allowing) outdoor writing work and inspiration, plus lunch.

Thursday afternoon HISTORY TO STORY researched creative writing course starts April 16th (10 weeks, NLI Cafe €270).

Friday evening START TO WRITE (10 meets across the summer) begins in Glasthule Fri., 8th May, €270.

Next INISHBOFIN WRITING JAUNTS: 24-30 MAY (overlapping with Inishbofin’s new literary festival), 4-11 June, and 5-12 and 12-19 September. Email yvonnesworkshops@gmail.com for further Bofin details. (End July Bofin Jaunt also possible in response to demand. INISHTURK WRITING JAUNT also being planned now, on the little island to Bofin’s north, for August!)

If you have questions, or wish to book, contact me at: yvonnesworkshops@gmail.com, and at 086 1701418. I look forward to it! And to all of the above!

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INISHBOFIN JAUNT AT NEW YEAR. Poster and PDF.

INISHBOFINJAUNTPOSTER FOR CSP

 

WINTERBOFINJAUNTPDF

 

Folks, I have no idea if wordpress is now going to do what I want it to do, or not. In my dream of the next few minutes, the poster for the NEW YEAR INISHBOFIN JAUNT will now appear as an image filling a post. In my worst case imaginings, a couple of clickable links might turn up instead. Lets see. Lets be having you wordpress!

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WINTER COURSES ON THE WRITING TRAIN!

WRITING TRAIN WINTER CLASSES

PLEASE CLICK ON THE LINK ABOVE FOR A NEW COURSES’ TIMETABLE IN BRIEF

NEW COURSE INFO FROM WRITING TRAIN: At a gallop, let me know announce that at today’s date, 7/ 11/ 2014: advanced Dublin writing workshops on Tuesday and Thursday nights ( Westmoreland Street and Glasthule respectively) are taking new members now for short runs of 6 weeks to Christmas, if you’d like to try out an advanced workshop.  An equally short History to Story researched creative writing course starts in the National Library Kildare Street on Thursday p.ms in mid November. Saturday p.m. Developing writer 12 -week course with me  starts in south City centre on Nov 15th, and Inishbofin Jaunt New Year Writing Retreat runs 29 Dec to Jan 4. All booking now. Book two x 16 week advanced writing workshops with me next year and receive free tuition on a Bofin writing retreat. Daytime, weekday START TO WRITE and DEVELOPING WRITER courses in Glasthule will begin from week of 5 Jan. Email yvonnesworkshops@gmail.com, phone 086 1701418. All the best for now! Y

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