Writing Courses with Gerard Beirne

Feb 22, 2018

Gerard Beirne Hosts Writing Courses in the Yeats Building Sligo

Creative Writing Starter Course

Every Tuesday, 6 March – 10 April

If you’ve always wanted to write but didn’t know where to start or if you have been writing a while but are unsure how to progress, this 6-week course is designed especially for you!

Learn how to generate ideas and turn them into stories, novels, plays, memoirs, or poems - how to develop characters, settings, dialogue, & structure plot - use imagery, rhythm, rhyme, & other poetic techniques.

Creative Writing Starter Course

Writing - From First Draft to Final Draft

Every Wednesday, 7 March – 11 April

This course has been designed for all levels of writers and all writing genres – fiction, non-fiction, poetry. From week to week you will write new stories and poems and learn the process of developing them from rough drafts to finished drafts. You will be shown how to prepare your writing for submission to magazines and publishers for the best chance of publication success.

Writing - From First Draft to Final Draft


Friendly and informal -a mix of discussion, instruction and writing exercises with individual guidance.

Numbers Strictly Limited to ensure individual attention.
Ph: 083-8561559 to secure your place. Cost: €120

Instructor: Gerard Beirne has been teaching writing for 25 years – recently 8 years at a Canadian University. A highly experienced literary magazine editor, he has published 6 books of fiction and poetry. A past winner of the Hennessy New Irish Writer of the Year Award, he was shortlisted for The Kerry Group Irish Fiction Award, The Danuta Gleed Literary Award, & the Bord Gais Irish Book Awards. His short story, Sightings of Bono, was adapted as a short film featuring Bono (U2).