Newsflash on up-coming courses.


If you haven’t yet signed up for an autumn writing course, here are a few current options at Writing Train!

“START TO WRITE” MONDAYS: 9 session option from Nov 4th, City Arts Centre. 6.30 – 8.30. €240.

TUESDAY DEVELOPING WRITERS: Starts 8 Nov. Sweny’s, the Ulysses’ Chemist’s Shop. 8 weeks. 6.30 – 8.45 pm. Fee: €205

FRIDAY DEVELOPING WRITERS: 9 weeks’ option from 4th November, Glasthule, Sandycove, in my home, where all the books are! 9 weeks spread over 14. 7 pm- 9.15. Tuition, workshopping, support and a BYO indoor picnic venue for Friday evenings! Fee €240

DEVELOPING POET workshop, 11 weeks from Nov 5th, €295.

WRITE IN THE CITY workshops at CAFE JOLY, NLI: FOUR SPACES AVAILABLE FOR  4 weeks option from 12.30 – 3 pm running across a working lunch-break, and starting 5th November. Fee €100.

WRITE IN THE CITY writing and city culture events: 5 weeks from November 26th, see NLI tab on this blog for details

Dec 9 -12th Winter Bofin Jaunt Writing Weekend and Writing Retreat plus St. Patricks’ Weekend 2012, Inishbofin Jaunt Writing Weekend both booking now!

And if you’re not linked in with the writing train facebook page, or are morally opposed to fb ; ), here’s a thought I posted there last night:

We’ve been talking, in the classes and workshops, about how to relax in your writing. Relaxed concentration – that’s the thing, I think, really! So try writing somewhere relaxed. Designate a comfortable old cardigan or jumper your writing uniform, and put it on each time you’re about to start writing. Write on the fly. I’ve just been writing standing at the bar counter in my kitchen. Rilke-style : ). ( The standing, not the writing, I add quickly : ). Or write somewhere so noisy that you’ve full excuse for writing badly. Then write badly and “mend it good.”

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