The Western Writers’ Centre, Galway, is offering an on-line, eight-part Creative Writing Course, which will feature both prose and poetry. The course, which can be tailored to the writing needs of participants, engages creative writing through a series of exercises and papers which are corrected and returned. There is no specific deadline on each exercise, but it is hoped to contain each lesson to one lesson per week. 

The courses will cover topics such as What is Poetry? Music and Poetry. Why is Poetry different from Prose? Short story writing – Research, Development, Planning and Plotting a story. Characterisation. Background.  In both disciplines reading will be both encouraged and recommended. Comparisons will be drawn between a variety of novelists and poets, their individual styles and how style promotes meaning and value in literature.  “Many people are interested to engage with Creative Writing of many types,” says the course Director, writer and critic Fred Johnston. “But they don’t have the time. This course affords them some space in which to work at their own pace, and, vitally, I believe, will direct participants towards reading. Criticism too is important – people do not participate in creative writing courses merely to be praised, they expect more.” Further details of the courses can be obtained from or (091) 564822 ext 312.

  • The Western Writer’ Centre, Galway is once again offering a daytime course in Creative Writing, starting on Wednesday January 16th 2013. The eight week course is designed to assist beginner writers and others who find it difficult to attend evening courses. Running from 2pm to 3.30pm at The Hynes Building, St Clares walk, Merchants Road, Galway, the courses will cover poetry and prose, providing feedback and criticism, as well as analysis of writing projects, exercises and reading projects. “A component of the course will be the reading and examination of contemporary poetry and prose and the development of style,” says course Director, Fred Johnston. “There will be criticism, because no one wishes to attend a course merely to be praised, and it is hoped that discussion and class engagement will foster confidence too in the participants.” Fees for the course are €120 and €80 concession. Those interested should contact the Centre at or 091.564822 ext 312. 

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