Beginners Course (Wednesday 19:00 - 21:00)
These eight creative writing workshops are for writers who want to make the best of their writing potential. Writers will produce new and imaginative work each week in a relaxed environment.
Whatever your style or genre, you will explore your writing voice with exercises that trigger your creativity. This workshop is for writers at an early stage in their writing, writers who need a creative boost, or for those who would like to explore the writing process.
At each session, the group will examine a different component of creative writing, including: Location, Plot, Character, Dialogue, Era, Genre, Point of view, and Show don’t tell. The course will help you to focus on you as a writer and will leave you with achievable goals to continue your writing journey.
Intermediate (Monday 19:00 - 21:00)
This eight-week writing course is for writers who have attended previous courses and workshops and are already on their writing journey. Participants may currently be part of a writers’ group or may be already engaged in a writing project.
While the classes will examine various ‘craft’ elements such as characterisation, story arc, setting and atmosphere, much of the emphasis will be on creating a supportive and constructive space for various kinds of writing. This may include memoir, novel, poetry, short fiction. It aims to help writers to establish their ‘writing voice’, to nourish creativity and set achievable writing goals.
Carolann Copland is an author and creative writing facilitator from Knocklyon in Dublin. She lives and works between Ireland and Spain. She writes contemporary and historical fiction and has published three novels, Summer Triangle, Scarred, and Mosaic. Carolann worked for twenty years as a teacher but now works full-time in writing. She has been facilitating adult and children’s writing workshops and retreats in Ireland and Spain for over twelve years through Carousel Writers.
She has run workshops, delivered talks, interviewed other writers, and given readings at many literary festivals, book shows, schools, and libraries. She has written articles for magazines and newspapers, and compiled anthologies for adult and child writers. She founded The CAP Awards in 2016. (The Carousel Aware Prize for Independent Authors)
Carolann has a BEd in English and drama. Apart from her hometown of Dublin, she has lived in the United Arab Emirates, the UK and Spain. Outside writing, her interests include reading, travelling, theatre, life-long learning, and socializing with family and friends. She is married with three grown up daughters.
For more information see www.carolanncopland.ie and www.capawards.ie
Kathryn Crowley lives in Knocklyon. She writes short fiction, autofiction and memoir.
Kathryn has had short stories published in the anthologies A Pint and a Haircut, Selfies and Portraits and Pure Slush. Sweaters and Small Stuff was her first published collection of short stories. Her second collection Room for One More contains memoir and fiction. Her stories and flash fiction have featured in The Jonathan Swift Award, The Writers’ VillageInternational Short Fiction Award, The Retreat West Award among others. She currently works as editor and education specialist with Emu Ink Publishing.
She has facilitated writing workshops with children and adults for a number of years and enjoys helping writers to find their writing voice.