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Creative Writing: Portfolio

24 September 2021
Remote – Video Conference (Zoom)/Email/Phone/Post (Mondays 8pm/Fridays 5.30pm)

Course details

Course begins: 24 September 2021
Course ends: 15 July 2022
Venue: Remote – Video Conference (Zoom)/Email/Phone/Post (Mondays 8pm/Fridays 5.30pm)
Location: Remote
Provider: Martin Keaveney Creative Writing
Capacity: 15
Fee: €670
Contact details: info@galwayartscentre.ie/ 0876007100
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Course description

Creative Writing: Portfolio is an exciting new one-year course which provides writers an opportunity to develop, progress and ultimately gain specialised evaluation of a portfolio of writing/long form manuscript or novel and synopsis up to 50,000 words. Other forms are welcome including poetry, film and television, stage plays and many other creative writing proposals.

Participants attend a weekly seminar from September to June, where their writing is read and discussed regularly (This course runs adjacent to ‘Creative Writing: Single Project’) . At the end of three semesters, writers submit a long form work or a portfolio of writings for evaluation by the course tutor in Autumn after the course concludes. Writers may also submit an industry level query for review. The objective is for writers to move their writing closer to achieving industry recognition through publication or to independently proceed with their writing projects and share with family and friends. Writers receive a completion certificate at the end of the course for Continuing & Professional Development purposes.

Weekly Seminar Dates:


Monday 27th September 2021 to Monday 20th December 2021 (3.00pm-5.00pm/8.00-10.00pm GMT) (2 options)


Friday 24th September 2021 to Friday 10th December 2021 (10.00am-12.00pm/3.00pm-5.00pm/5.30-7.30pm GMT) (3 options)


Monday 17th January 2022 to Monday 4th April 2022 (3.00pm-5.00pm/8.00-10.00pm GMT) (2 options)


Friday 21st January 2022 to Friday 8st April 2022 (10.00am-12.00pm/3.00pm-5.00pm/5.30-7.30pm GMT) (3 options)


Monday 25th April 2022 to Monday 25th July 2022 (3.00pm-5.00pm/8.00-10.00pm GMT) (2 options)


Friday 29th April 2022 to Friday 15th July 2022 (10.00am-12.00pm/3.00pm-5.00pm/5.30-7.30pm GMT) (3 options)

*No classes on Bank Holidays

Submit Final Portfolio/Long Form Project at end of July 2022.

Full Editorial Response to each project

Registration fee: €670/ Limited Places

Book Now: https://www.galwayartscentre.ie/courses/324-creative-writing-portfolio-monday-afternoon-remote-course/individual-registration?lang=en

About the facilitator
Martin Keaveney has been facilitating creative writing courses at Galway Arts Centre since 2018. He also lectures on Irish Literature at NUIG’s Autumn Series. His second novel, The Mackon Country, will be published by Penniless Press, UK this Autumn. This follows   his  debut novel Delia Meade (2020) and his collection of stories, The Rainy Day, ( 2018) (Penniless Press). Short fiction has been published in  many literary journals in Ireland, UK and US. He has also written for the screen and his writing has been produced and exhibited at many international  film festivals and on broadcast national television.  His  scholarship was recently published in the peer-reviewed  New Hibernia Review, Journal of Franco-Irish Studies, Liverpool Journal of Postgraduate Studies and Estudios Irlandeses. He has a B.A. in English and Italian, an M.A in English (Writing) and a Ph.D. at NUIG (Creative Writing and Textual Studies).   He was awarded the Sparanacht Ui Eithir for his research in 2016 and the NUIG Write-Up Bursary in 2018.  See more at www.martinkeaveney.com

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