Beginners Fiction

Creative Writing for beginners with Irish Times Best Selling Author Caroline
Busher. This creative writing course is perfect for anyone who wants to learn more about the craft of writing. Whether you are already writing a novel or want to know where to begin. We will consider the importance of setting, characterisation, plot, dialogue and how to build tension in writing. Participants will be given the opportunity to discuss their work. They will also receive advice on getting their work published.Places limited to 15 participants
Cost of workshop €35.00     Reserve your place here 


Songwriting

The Music of the Heart
In this day-long workshop, Shane Dunphy will explore how songs can say things other media cannot. Love, loss, righteous anger, unfettered joy, love of place, longing for a home long left behind - music and song are often the only real way to express these powerful emotions. 
By analysing some classic songs, Shane will show how lyrics can operate on many different levels. He will examine how techniques like varied rhythm, key-changes and chordal sequences can rouse dramatic responses.

In a series of exercises, Shane will look at how different songs are structured, and how various musical styles differ in their presentation.  
To conclude, Shane will show some different ways of delivering a song can alter its meaning.
Limited to 15  Places - Cost of workshop €35.00
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Memoir Writing Workshop.

In this interactive workshop you will explore the key elements of memoir
writing.
Everyone has a story to tell. You may want to begin a collection of poems that
are memoir based or a short story that turns fact to fiction. Perhaps you just
want to write your story for your family.
Whether you tell your story as a memoir, poem, play or essay, the genre of
memoir allows us to articulate our memories into a literary form.
This workshop is for anyone who wants to tell a story. You may be at the very
beginning and want to explore how to tell your story.
This will allow you to discover your preferred form of memoir writing.
What will you discover on this workshop?

 The different forms of memoir writing.
 Where to begin.
 How to begin.
 How to use the senses when writing memoir.
 How music can play an integral part in helping you to write memoir.
 Why we write memoir.
 How objects and places of our past help us to write memoir.

Places limited to 15.      Cost of workshop €35.00     Book here