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From History to Story – New Term, 12 Feb.

On 12 February, I will start a new set of 12 From History to Story classes/ workshops on writing from research and /or memory towards the creation of longer non-fiction, fiction, drama and poetry projects. These 12 meetings, classes and workshops will run over an extended timeframe and I will be making sure you sign up to approaching lots of small pieces of your projects during the breaks, bit by bit, like the best way to eat an elephant: ). As a result, I hope you’ll end up feeling you’ve got extra value for the fee. Your 12 sessions will be delivered over 19 weeks timeframe, and on the OUT weeks, you might even consider joining me on one of the island or Kerry writing retreats. The dates for this new term of History to Story will fall in two blocks of 5 followed by a set of 2:


FEB 12, 19, 26, MARCH 4, 11,

FOLLOWED BY OUT WEEKS with workplans in place and email group set up for circulating work among yourselves: 18, 25 MARCH, 1 and 8 April,

RESUME for April 15,22,29, May 6 and 13th. A further GAP of 2 weeks, followed by two final sessions on June 3 and 10. In our final session, lets do a short lunchtime reading in the cafe. We can liaise with cafe re best time for this (12.00-1 perhaps… or if we’re feeling brave 1-2 PM!

The fee for this course will be €340, or €320 if booked and paid by 31/1/2016.

Delivering a course over a longer timeframe like this gives you access to my guidance and the support of your peers for far longer than the course fee would imply. An email group and clearly-set goals before each break will help you to keep motivated while we’re apart.

Suggestions for keeping you even more on track for the gap weeks:

Inch Co Kerry 5 night writing retreat and Start to Write course will run from 16-21 March and is currently available at 2015 fee of €550 all -inclusive, including almost all your meals, single room basis, across the road from Inch Strand no less! And a short Inishturk Jaunt for Developing Writers, and those looking for a short writing retreat will run from 3-8 April for those who can take a break at that time of the year ( 5 nights, 4 full days), €550 single room basis and including all meals save one dinner. This fee is available if course is booked and minimum 40% deposit paid by 31/1, thereafter if places remain, full 2016 fee of €595 applies.

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