English and Irish  Courses in Creative Writing for Teachers, Illustrators and Aspiring Writers  Cúrsaí Duitse sa Scríbhneoireacht Chruthaitheach

English and Irish Courses in Creative Writing for Teachers, Illustrators and Aspiring Writers


The Writing of the Short Story as an Option for Junior
and Leaving Certificates
A One-Week Course in the Teaching and Writing
of the Short Story

– The Short Story versus a Story that’s Short versus an Essay (Distinguishing)

– Constituents and Structure of the Short Story

– How to Develop the Essential Elements in the Classroom:
Theme / Plot / Characterisation / Style / Narrative / Dialogue

– The Graded Steps of Dialogue and their Optimal Use

– The Complementary Relationship between Narrative and Dialogue & How to Optimise same

This course is taught by multi-award-winning novelist and short story writer Ré Ó Laighléis
Maximum Number of Participants = Eight (8)


The Short Story Option for Second Level Teachers

One-Day Course in the Teaching and Writing of the Short Story

– What is a Short Story?

– The Structure of the Short Story

– The Essential & Constituent Elements of the Short Story and their Development

– The Inter-relationship of Narrative and Dialogue

This course is taught by multi-award-winning novelist and short story writer Ré Ó Laighléis
Maximum number of participants = ten (10)


Creating a Picture Book for Young Readers Text and Illustration
A One-Week Course in Picture Book Writing and Illustration

– Identifying the Essential Elements of Picture Book Text for Children

– How to Work the Essential Elements of Text for Children
(Instructional & Practical sessions)

– Study and Discussion of Features of Text and Illustrations in
Award-Winning Picture Books

– Creation and Development of Main Character and Supporting Characters through Text and Illustration

– Creating the Illustrations (Instructional & Practical sessions)

– The Integrative Aspects of Illustrations and Text (This course has an equal Instructional and Practical balance)

Instructors: The illustrator AnnMarie McCarthy and the writer Ré Ó Laighléis
Maximum Number of Participants = Eight (8)


Costs

One-Day Course in the Teaching and Writing of the Short Story: Cost €75 (includes fee, materials and lunch)

A One-Week Course in the Teaching and Writing of
the Short Story:
Cost €200 (includes fee, materials and lunch on each of five days) Booking and cost of accommodation is at each participant’s own expense.

A One-Week Course in Picture Book Writing and Illustration:
Cost €300 (includes fee, picture books [2] and lunch on each of five days)* Booking and cost of accommodation is at each participant’s own expense. *Materials not supplied. Basic Drawing Equipment required.


An Scríobhlann / The Writing House:


An Scríobhlann is a training facility for prospective writers of fiction in English or Irish.
It is situated in Ballyvaughan, Co. Clare and is a subdivision of the MÓINÍN publishing house.

• Courses are given in the writing of the short story and the novel.
An Scríobhlann offers single day, weekend, single week and longer term courses.
An Scríobhlann welcomes small school groups , writers’ groups and groups of individuals.
• Our trainers are fulltime writers who have backgrounds in teaching.
• Our trainers are accomplished and published award-winning authors in their respective genres.

Fhoras na Gaeilge

MÓINÍN acknowledges the support of Foras na Gaeilge for its Dianchúrsa i Scríobh an Ghearrscéil agus an Úrscéil 2013


For more information contact MÓINÍN
Phone 00 353 (0)65 707 7256 or by email at: