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Creative Writing: Portfolio – REMOTE

23 September 2022
Remote – Video Conference (Zoom)/Email/Phone/Post (Mondays 8pm/Fridays 5.30pm)

Course details

Course begins: 23 September 2022
Course ends: 24 July 2023
Venue: Remote – Video Conference (Zoom)/Email/Phone/Post (Mondays 8pm/Fridays 5.30pm)
Location: Remote
Provider: Martin Keaveney Creative Writing
Capacity: 15
Fee: €795
Contact details: info@martinkeaveney.com/ 0876007100

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 January to December, 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 Summer 2023 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:

Friday 23rd September 2022 to Friday 9th December 2022 (10.00am- 12.00pm/ 3.00-5.00pm/5.30pm-7.30pm)


Monday 26th September 2022 to 19th December 2022 (8.00-10.00pm/3.00-5.00pm)


Friday 20th January 2023 to Friday 21st April 2023 (10.00am- 12.00pm/ 3.00-5.00pm/5.30pm-7.30pm)


Monday 16th January 2023 to Monday 17th April 2023 (10.00am-12.00pm/ 3.00-5.00pm/8.00-10.00pm)


Friday 28th April 2023 to Friday 14th July 2023 (10.00am- 12.00pm/3.00-5.00pm/5.30pm-7.30pm)


Monday 24th April 2023 to Monday 24th July 2023 (10.00am-12.00pm/3.00-5.00pm/8.00-10.00pm

*No classes on Bank Holidays

Submit Final Portfolio/Long Form Project in July 2023.

Full Editorial Response to each project

Registration fee: €795/ Limited Places

Book Now: https://martinkeaveney.com/portfolio-registration/

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, was published by Penniless Press, UK in 2021. 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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