Course Description

Creative Writing for Publication



CERTIFICATE IN CREATIVE WRITING FOR PUBLICATION

This course will give participants a practical grounding in the writing of fiction and creative non-fiction for publication. The course allows students to work with professional writers who will act in a mentoring capacity. The practical emphasis will help students to progress towards producing work of publishable standard and marketing it.  The development of critiquing and editing skills are essential for creative writing. Student interaction and engagement with each other’s work guided by experienced writers and lecturers is aimed to provide a supportive environment for the development of these skills. One of the most valuable aspects of participation in this course for the aspiring writer is to have their work critiqued and work-shopped regularly by professional novelists, playwrights and publishing industry experts such as John MacKenna, Shauna Gilligan and Orla Murphy.

Course Aims

To develop creative writing skills.

To cultivate a disciplined approach to writing.

To develop students’ skills in critically assessing their own and others’ work.

To provide an understanding of the economics and structure of the publishing industry.

A Fee Easy Payment Option is available upon registration.

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Training ProviderMaynooth University
Course LocationMaynooth, Kildare, Ireland
Course CategoryCreative Writing, Humanities & Social Sciences
Course TypeClassroom Based
Course QualificationLevel 7 Certificate
Awarding BodyNational University of Ireland
Awarding Body DetailsNUI Certificate in Creative Writing for Publication
Course Start Date30th September 2019
Course End Date11th May 2020
Course Duration100 hours One evening per week x 3 hours plus 3/4 Saturdays over the year.
Course TimeMonday Evenings 6.30-9.30
Course Fee€1250
Entry RequirementsApplicants must be 21 or over on 1 January in the year that the course commences and have the capacity to complete a course at this level. As courses are delivered in keeping with adult education practice, participants will be expected to be willing to engage with group activities and group learning and to be open to learning through dialogue and reflection on experience. Participants are asked to submit a short piece of no more than 100 words using the Personal Statement space on the On Line application form outlining why you want to do this course. In order to facilitate the better organisation of workshop time, please indicate also on your application whether you are: (a) a beginner in terms of creative writing; (b) whether you have previously attended creative writing workshops and (c) whether you have had work published.
Carear PathA good number of students who have completed the certificate in Creative Writing for Publication have had their work published in a variety of literary media, some have been successful in securing publishing deals while a number have made their work available to the public through self-publishing.
Phone(01) 708 6062
Course CodeWR1
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Maynooth University



1 Floor School of Education, North Campus Maynooth University, Maynooth, Co. Kildare, Kildare, Republic of Ireland

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