CREATIVE WRITING FOR BEGINNERS
5 week Course
with Helen Flanagan
€80 Regular Fee
€64 – €72 for Friends of A4 Sounds
8 Participants Only
This taught beginners creative writing course will demystify the writing process at a beginner level. The course will guide participants through the basics of craft; Character and empathetic characterisation, Plot and Narrative, Setting and Tone, Dialogue, Theme and Point of view. The course itself will have emphasis on building human stories and each class will use mix of taught elements and practical exercises geared towards observation, uncovering ideas and creative thinking. The goal is to leave participants with a practical framework for beginning and sustaining an independent creative writing practice.
This is an introductory course and suitable for anyone who would like to start a creative writing practice but are unsure where to begin.
Breakdown of each class:
Class One: Character
Class Two: Plot and Narrative
Class Three: Theme and Point of View
Class Four: Setting and Tone
Class Five: Dialogue
To bring along:
Notebook & Pen
All other materials provided
Tuesdays 7pm – 9pm
16th Jul – 13th Aug
St Joseph’s Parade, Off Upper Dorset St
Helen Flanagan is a writer and filmmaker based in A4 Sounds. Since graduating from the National Film School at IADT in 2012 she has had six short films funded and produced in Ireland as well as a children’s television series. She was winner of the Sean Dunne Young Writers Award, Filmbase and TG4’s ‘Lasair 5,’ The Film Offaly Award, The Dun Laoghaire Emerging Filmmakers Commission, Kildare Short Grass Films Award. Her most recent project was supported by Screen Ireland’s Focus Shorts and she was winner of this years Create Louth Tyrone Guthrie Award. Alongside drama she has written on animated TV series, had a childrens book commissioned by Monster Entertainment and writes stories, drama and performance pieces as part of Spooky Beure, a theatre/occult side project.
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