9 April 2024

Course details

Course begins: 9 April 2024
Course ends: 25 June 2024
Venue: Online
Location: Online
Provider: Martin Keaveney Creative Writing
Capacity: 15
Fee: €289.99
Contact details: 0876007100

Course description


The Short Form course includes a mixture of short fiction and short non-fiction. Presenting an array of short-form masterful pieces by such literary giants as George Orwell, P.G. Wodehouse, and G.K. Chesterton, the Short Form course inspires and challenges readers to investigate what it takes to produce both a sophisticated work of short fiction and short creative nonfiction, such as the narrative essay, the academic essay for a general audience, and travel writing. This course is perfect for anyone interested in learning the Short Form’s internal mechanisms, including narrative structure, rhetorical forms, and stylized language. Suitable for all levels.

The Elements of the Short Story
The Metaphor of the Story 
Detail, Subtlety, and Repetition
Style and Paradox
The Epiphany 
 Academic Ideas for a General Audience
Writing the Unexpected
 Creative Non-Fiction Travel Writing


“Ukridge’s Dog College,” P.G. Wodehouse (Short Story)
“Shooting an Elephant,” George Orwell (Narrative Essay)
From Rear View: “Midnight Mass,” Peter Duval (Short Story)
From Heretics: “On Mr. Kipling and Making the World Small,” G.K. Chesterton (Paradoxical Essay)
 “Teddy,” J.D. Salinger (Short Story)
 From The Educated Imagination: “The Motive for Metaphor,” Northrop Frye (Traditional Essay)
 “Cloud, Castle, Lake,” Vladimir Nabokov (Short Story)
From Roughing It, “Chapter III,” Mark Twain

Starts Tuesday 9th April 2024
Course Times:
Tuesdays 8-10pm & for 12 weeks (online).

Facilitated by Joshua Smith MFA

Creative Writing Course Benefits with Martin Keaveney Creative Writing

-Weekly feedback from class tutor
-Friendly and constructive workshop with other writers
-Weekly tutorial on a range of contemporary & classical writing forms
-Weekly tutorial on elements of writing craft
-Superb addition to CV
-Eligible for Continuing Professional Development activity
-Completion Certificate Available
-Long-lasting connections and friendships
-Post course Editorial Response to your work
-Nourishing social activity


-‘Excellent support from tutor’

-‘Enormously helpful and generous writer’s workshop’

Registration €289.99 Book here:

09/04/24 – 25/06/24

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