This residential weekend will see all participants arriving at Teach Bhride on Friday afternoon before dinner. The next two mornings will be spent writing in any genre in well lighted, quiet spaces without mobile phones.
Lectures and discussions will be held in the afternoons and evenings on the following:
•Letters by Anton Chekhov & others
•Letters by writers on writing
•Essays by Eudora Welty, Frank O’Connor and Flannery O’Connor
•Hemingway’s advice on writing
•Some poems on writing and creativity
•Viewing of A Private World, a documentary on John McGahern
Tuition includes all meals and two nights’ accommodation, with everyone arriving before dinner on Friday, helping themselves to breakfast both mornings, and leaving before dinner on Sunday evening. This course will suit anyone interested in a quiet weekend of writing. None of what is written will be read aloud. It’s a chance to engage with the intricacies of the creative process and use your imagination.