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Creative Writing: Introduction

Martin Keaveney Creative Writing
Course summary
16 hours
125 EUR
Online courses
Next available date: 20/04/2021 15:00 - Online courses
Last application: 20/04/2021

Course description

Creative Writing: Introduction

Have you ever wanted to write short stories or even try a novel? Have you dreamed of seeing your play on stage, your film on screen, or even stunning audiences with your poetry?

This exciting and highly popular course is now available remotely by video conference, email or phone. You can even participate by post if you wish. Zero technical expertise is required to take part. The course itself introduces participants to the craft of creative writing while working in a range of genres such as sci-fi, crime, horror and realism. We will share work, exchange feedback and discuss routes to publication. 

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 debut novel, Delia Meade, was published in 2020 by Penniless Press, UK.  His debut collection of stories, The Rainy Day, was published by Penniless Press in 2018. 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 television. His scholarship has been published widely, including at the peer-reviewed journals New Hibernia Review, Estudios Irlandeses and the Journal of Franco-Irish Studies. He has a B.A. in English and Italian, an M.A in English (Writing) and a Ph.D. from 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.

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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
See Testimonials from previous participants

'Excellent support from tutor'
'Enormously helpful and generous writer's workshop'
'[Martin] takes a genuine interest in his students'
'An engaging speaker who listens and answers questions in a useful way'
'[Martin's] guidance is excellent'
'Very enjoyable and engaging'
'I looked forward to the class every week, each week I became more and more inspired to go home and work on my projects' [Evening Course]
'Thoroughly enjoyed the day' [One Day Course]

Suitability - Who should attend?

Suitable for those seeking a rewarding pastime or as an introduction to an exciting professional career as a creative writer. Includes post-course editorial.

Outcome / Qualification etc.

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

Course delivery details

How Remote Courses Run


  • You are posted the weekly class slides
  • You post in your weekly writing. (Typed or handwritten)
  • You can phone or email at any time


  • You are emailed the weekly class slides
  • You are sent a link to an audio file tutorial
  • You interact via email with tutor and other class members and complete assignments

Video Conference

  • You are emailed the weekly class slides
  • You attend a video class each week where you listen to a live tutorial and attend a live writing workshop, where you can read your work and receive feedback (3pm-5pm/10am-12pm - 2 options - choose morning or afternoon on registration)
  • Zero technical expertise is required. All security features are enabled

Times not suit? You can still attend via FLEXI

How Flexi Works

If the time of the Video Conference does not suit, you can now instead have one-to one Zoom (or phone) meetings about your work (15-20 mins) each week at a mutually convenient time. You receive a weekly podcast of each tutorial, slides every week, and workshop via email (including exchanging writing with other participants if you wish) You also can complete an optional Final Project and receive post course editorial with advice on how to proceed. Cost will be the same.

Phone Conference

  • You are texted course information each week
  • You attend the class by phone

Why choose Martin Keaveney Creative Writing

Attend by video conference (Zoom), email, telephone, post or FLEXI

Creative Writing & Literature courses

Weekly workshop & feedback

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Martin Keaveney Creative Writing

Martin Keaveney Creative Writing provides an exciting range of Creative Writing courses online with innovative content and delivery. Courses cover a range of genres and mediums, including realism, sci-fi, crime, relationships, horror, comedy, nonfiction, fantasy, memoir, radio, film, stage and...

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Martin Keaveney Creative Writing

Galway Arts Centre
47 Dominick Street Lower
H91 X0AP Galway Galway

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Average rating 4.7

Based on 3 reviews.

Caitriona, Dublin
I really enjoyed the course. It gave me the opportunity to write on a regular basis and explore different genres. The workshop session was very helpful and it was beneficial to get feedback each week from other writers.
Joe C., Headford , Galway
A wide ranging course, giving a taste of different genres and forms of writing and the opportunity to write in them. The feedback both from Martin and the other participants was positive and illuminating. It has got me writing with enthusiasm again, and I look forward to doing the intermediate course.
Caroline, Dublin
Very engaging and stimulating course. I don’t think the format suffered from virtual setting. The introduction and theory each week followed by workshop with writing tasks from the previous week was effective and the topics covered each week were well balanced between practical tips and theory
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