New term at Writing Train: dates & details, late Jan/early Feb starts!

 

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NEWSFLASH RE: JANUARY TERM ON THE WRITING TRAIN!

 

Dear email list members and blog readers,

 

Here is an updated list of dates and details for NEW JANUARY TERM at Writing Train. I hope to be back working with you all soon, and bringing with me a bit more wisdom after delivering my own 70,000 word or so manuscript to its editor. It’s only seven years after I first contemplated the idea of writing it!

 

To make sure that I have my desk and head clear before new term starts, I am setting back a few start dates. Please check this listing below if you’re interested in classes as start dates are now closer to the end of January in most cases, with a couple of sessions now beginning in first week in Feb. I hope that will work out alright for you.

 

For longer terms, chiefly the Wednesday morning ADVANCED WORKSHOP and THURSDAY NIGHT Advanced workshop, it will mean your course will see you right through to the summer! And if you’re writing poetry and fortnightly sessions appeal to you, take a look at the Glasthule Developing Poet fortnightly meets. If Glasthule appeals to you as a workshop venue (my house, with the fire lit and a river of tea!), check out the ‘join up point’ for Friday night sessions at my house: Friday 18th January, for 5 meetings, is the current option I’m offering there.

 

TRAIN TIMETABLE

 

MONDAY DAYTIMES:

 

FROM HISTORY TO STORY: researched Creative Writing course.

MONDAY afternoons, NATIONAL LIBRARY, from Jan 21st. 10 weeks.

 

If a daytime session looking at how history and research

become story is your bag, MONDAY JAN 21st 2.00 – 4.30 in

NLI cafe Joly sees a 10-week term of my FROM HISTORY TO

STORY course (2 hr meets). Learning from my experience writing researched non-fiction (learning as much from all I did wrong as anything else, I add!) and using the library’s fine resources, I hope to help you get a non-fiction or fiction researched project on the road in this course. This course has run with me twice very successfully at the IWC. Fee 260.

 

MONDAY NIGHTS:

 

MONDAY NIGHT START TO WRITE kicks off a new 10-week term on MONDAY 28th JANUARY. Venue is the lovely UNITED ARTS CLUB,  Fitzwillliam Street, from 6.45 – 9 pm each week and the fee is 265.

 

TUESDAY NIGHTS:

Details: On 6 FEB: TUESDAY NIGHT DEVELOPING

WRITER starts a new term of 10 x 2.25 hour sessions. “I’d

forgotten how to write, and now I’ve remembered again!” said one participant in the last term of this course! 10 weeks of these

challenging and supportive, fun sessions with me at the lovely Arts Club, Dublin 2. Fee: 280.

 

WEDNESDAYS, DAYTIME: Developing Writers’ workshop.

STARTS FEB 6th

Details: Weds a.m. Writing Train Developing Writers’

workshop starts a new 14 week term on FEB 6th, 350

for 14 x 2.5 hour meets in this long-established workshop also at

UNITED ARTS CLUB.

THURSDAYS, Night: Advanced Writers’ workshop:

STARTS JAN. 31st. Details: 15 x 2.5-2.75 hour sessions for 375 in Dublin City Centre. In each of these meetings you’ll be joining forces with some of the finest new writers in the country.

 

FRIDAYS: nights: GLASTHULE FRIDAYS:

Developing Writers’ workshop in my home and writing workplace. Ongoing, spaces becoming available from time to time. JANUARY JOIN UP POINT: Join from January 18, with meetings on that date plus 25 JAN,  1 Feb., 8 Feb., 15 Feb., for fee of 150. NEW TERM OF FORTNIGHTLY FRIDAYS WILL START IN MARCH 2013.

SATURDAYS: MORNINGS,

 

START TO WRITE,

STARTING JAN. 26th, NATIONAL LIBRARY CAFE, 10-week START TO WRITE course

runs there from SAT. Jan. 26th. 10-30 – 12.45 each week,

245.

 

SATURDAYS, AFTERNOONS:

WRITING WORKSHOP, NLI.

STARTING JANUARY 26th

New 10 – week term of this afternoon course in the lovely atmospheric surroundings of the library café. From 2 – 4.15 p.m. 245.

 

 

SUNDAYS: nights:

STARTING DECEMBER 2nd

DEVELOPING POET fortnightly Sunday nights

11 x 2.75 hour fortnightly meetings at my home in Glasthule ( 3 minutes from Sandycove Dart station) over 22 weeks, for a fee of 325.

 

ONE-DAY Events: a number of One Day START TO WRITE

Sundays will take place at my home in Glasthule from mid-Spring 2013. More info will follow on these.

Hope to hear from some of you, or from some of your friends about some of these courses! And hope to be back lavishing more time on what the newsletters look like, after the manuscript has gone in!!

 

YC

 

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