Why take the Writing Train?
Interested in finding out if you’d enjoy writing? Wondering what you might have to say? Wondering what you might write if you had a great set of peers and a highly experienced teacher?
Beginners’ classes at Writing Train will let your imagination play. Developing writers will make constant gains, in our Workshops, via weekly feedback and project advice. In Advanced on-going workshops, generous support, feedback as focussed as most publisher’s editors would give, and great company all come as standard. And whatever the level you choose at Writing Train, I promise you the benefit of 20 years’ worksh0p-leading and editing experience plus whatever I’ve learnt about writing from doing it today!
Coming for the summer term, a Writing Train student blog to help you name and stick to your personal targets.
SUMMER PLANS post has general info and dates for Writing Train’s summer term, and I’m really happy to answer all further queries at firstname.lastname@example.org and at 086 1701418.
2011 so far at Writing Train:
TWO students on the shortlist for the SUNDAY TRIBUNE Hennessy award (one fiction, one poetry). ONE student shortlisted for the Francis McManus Short Story Award. One longtime student shortlisted for Strokestown Poetry Prize.
Along the way so far this year we also found time for FIVE fun and encouraging Writing Saloon Writers’ and readers’ evenings, with one Saloon per month planned at SWENY’s CHEMIST’s, DUBLIN for the remainder of 2011.
“Yvonne’s workshops are like blood transfusions “- Paula Pryor, Telling Tales workshops, Drogheda 2010.
“If it had not been for those Thursday evenings, this one might never have happened!” – Yvonne Cassidy, summer 2010, at the launch of her first novel, The Other Boy, in June 2010.
2010’s successes at Writing Train:
SEVEN students short-listed for the Over The Edge New Writing Award. ONE student highly commended there and shortlisted for the BRIDPORT Poetry Prize. Longtime student wins ‘First Runner Up’ prize in Patrick Kavanagh Award 2010
ONE Novel launch, ONE nonfiction launch. ONE poetry collection launch, TWO students finishing Writing M.As, plus ONE student starting same.
TEN Writing Saloon Reading Nights held for students. ONE SALOON per month to come, for spring/summer 2011.