Writing Train’s summer plans…
Full Summer PDF brochure available to download and in hard copy this week. Autumn start dates on-site by next week too! Meantime, full listings in this blog post. And please call or email with any queries, however small. I’ll be delighted to talk to you!
Current Course end dates: Monday nights: 9th May; Tuesday nights: 17 May; Weds a.ms: 25 May; Thursday nights: 9 June; Friday nights: 3rd June; Sat p.ms: Sat 14 May
READING NIGHT at WRITING SALOON
FIRST SUMMER WRITING SALOON at SWENY’s, the Ulysses Chemist’s shop at Lincoln Place, Westland Row, SAT 14 MAY, gather at 7 p.m, readings at 7.30 – 9.30, followed by a celebratory pint in Kennedy’s at 10 p.m.
Monday nights: “Keep writing” – a kickstarts, reading and feedback course for continuing beginners. Start date 13 June. Options: buy 8,9 or 10 sessions from the 10-week term of 2.25 hr classes. Dates must be selected in advance. Max 10 students. Dates: JUNE 13, 20,JULY 4, 11, 18, 25, AUG 8, 15, 22, 29.
Tuesday nights: Writing Train workshop for developing writers in all forms. Combines workshop, kickstarts, reading and craft tuition. Start date: 14 June. Options: buy 8,9, or 10 session pass from the 10-week term of 2.5 hr classes. Max 10 students. Dates, to be selected in advance, are: JUNE 14, 21, JULY 5,12, 19, 26, AUG 2,9,16, 23, 30.
Weds a.ms: Writing Train workshop for developing writers in all forms. Start date: 15 June. Dates: JUNE 15, 22, JULY 6, 13, 20, 27, AUG 3, 10, 17, 24. Options: buy 8, 9 or 10 session pass, selecting dates from the 10-week term of 2.5 hr classes. Max 12 students.
(Fee: €210, €225, €240).
Weds night Short Fortnightly Writing Train Workshop in Dublin (south city centre): For developing writers with some experience, for writers in all forms. Start date 6 July. 5 x 2.5 hour meetings over 10 weeks. Dates: JULY 6, 20, AUG 3, 17, 31. Fee: €140. ( Will restart in Autumn). Max 12 students.
Thurs night Writing Train workshop:
Start date 23rd June. Dates: JUNE 23, 30, JULY 7, 14, 21, 28, AUG 4, 11, 18, 25. Options: buy 7,8 or 9 sessions ( €195, €210, or €225 from 9-week term of 2.5 hour classes. Dates to be pre-selected. For writers in all forms. Max 12 students.
Friday night: “Keep Writing”
– kickstarts, craft tips, creative discussion and workshop session for beginner writers. Try new challenges every week and develop at your own pace. Relaxed and friendly session at my home in Glasthule. Start date: July 1. Dates: JULY 1, 8,15, 22, 29, AUG 5, 12, 19, 26. Buy 7, 8 or 9 sessions and book your preferred attendance dates at this 9-week term of 2 hour meetings. Fee: €230, €245,€265. Max 9 students.
ONE DROP-IN PLACE AVAILABLE IN EACH CLASS for current students: “Pay as you go” basis. €27.50 per session.
JUNE DATES: June 24- 27 or 28. ( Outbound travel date: June 24, arriving Inishbofin at 5 p.m. For developing writers in fiction, non-fiction, drama and poetry. Workshops, writing challenges and peer workshops plus Reading evening 25-26 plus optional add-on one-to-one feedback sessions. Free day or travel home 27 June / or travel home 28 June. Student numbers capped at 9.
SEPTEMBER DATES: 2 September – 5th or 6th Sept. (Outbound travel date: 2 Sept, arriving Inishbofin at 5 p.m. For all developing writers. Full day Workshops, writing challenges and further peer workshops opportunities 3-4 Sept plus optional add-on one-to-one feedback sessions. Free day or travel home 5 Sept/ or travel home 6 Sept. Student numbers capped at 9.
Weekends will include guidance from Yvonne on island walks, and amenities and Yvonne will be happy to organise boat excursions, meals and evening social time.
Fees: €240 tuition fee per weekend. Optional add-on One-to-One feedback may be booked for 30 minute or 60 minute advice, discussion and editing slots looking at pre-submitted material, on Monday 5th Sept. Fee available on request. Max 4 x 60 minute slots. AS ACCOMODATION IS EXTREMELY SCARCE ON BOFIN IN HIGH SEASON, if interested in one of these weekends, please contact me as soon as possible, ideally within the coming week. Inishbofin.com has a full listing of B and B and hotel accomodation. If several people who know each other wish to book a house I would suggest either looking for a house in EAST END area, or contacting Pat Coyne for info on his nearest house to the GALLEY restaurant, or Clodagh Coyne re her houses. If these searches turn up nothing, Chris Day has a gorgeous house beside the Pier. It’s a 35 minute walk to our workshop venue but taxi transport can be arranged easily and there is a cafe at our venue also for our session breaktimes, so once at our venue you’ll be ok for the day. At the moment, B and B is available at our venue ( 5 rooms). Bofin islanders need to make as much income as possible in high season so if you’re prepared to share a room with a colleague known or unknown, of same sex, let me know. Full info on getting to Inishbofin ( bank on leaving Dublin at 9 a.m and being on Bofin at 5 p.m) will be supplied to all participants and you’ll have an option to meet fellow participants in Galway at lunchtime on departure day. I will meet you at the pier on Inishbofin as you arrive. Island information: http://www.inishbofin.com/
Developing Poet intensive poetry weekends in Dublin
Weekend One: Dates, 23-24 JULY WORKSHOP WEEKEND including Writing Saloon reading and social evening with other writers based in South Dublin.
Weekend Two: Dates 6-7 August WORKSHOP WEEKEND including group public reading in Dun Laoghaire, for those interested in taking part in this.
Weekend Three: Dates: 20-21 August: TECHNIQUE INTENSIVE WEEKEND ( students will be given readings in technique to prepare in advance of this weekend). Weeked will include group public reading in Dun Laoghaire.
All weekends take place in my home in Glasthule. Fees: One weekend: €175. Two weekends: €330. Three weekends €460. Student numbers capped at 9.
Week-long afternoon courses:
START TO WRITE INTENSIVE including starter reading and kickstarts pack: Four Afternoons in August, Dates: 2,3,4,5 August, Dublin south City Centre. €125
Max students: 12.
FINISH YOUR NOVEL: From the Muddle to the End. SUNDAY June 12th, in GLASTHULE VILLAGE, with Yvonne Cassidy and Yvonne Cullen. Full day of advice, discussion and tuition lead by novelist Yvonne Cassidy in cosy surroundings of my writer’s cottage and workplace near the sea at Sandycove with support and team teaching from me plus my written feedback on sample submitted ‘trouble-spots’ ( 10 pages max plus queries to be sent in advance) in your work in progress. Fee: €100. Max students: 9.
START TO WRITE SUNDAY 14th August, in my home in Glasthule. €85 for full-day tailored course (10.30 – 4.45), in cosy surroundings of my writer’s cottage and workplace near the sea at Sandycove, includes continuation materials on the day and comprehensive email materials to follow up. A question about writing sent to me in advance from each participant will help shape our day. Max students: 9.
START TO WRITE , Sun. 11 Sept, as above.
START TO WRITE SHORT STORIES, Sun 18 Sept as above.
Full Summer PDF brochure available to download and in hard copy this week. Autumn start dates on-site by next week too! Please call or email with any queries, however small.
MONDAY 19th SEPT, WRITING TRAIN’s AUTUMN TERM BEGINS.