2019 Creative Writing Course for Older People

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2019 Creative Writing Course for Older People

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2019 Creative Writing Course for Older People

The Limerick Writers’ Centre presents a six week course in creative writing, featuring poetry and short story for older people an age group that is often underrepresented in literature and writing activities. Many people, people who may have missed out on things in their life will through their participation in this course express their hidden talents through creative writing.

The workshops

In conjunction with the Limerick Writers’ Centre , the facilitator, award winning poet Ron Carey is back with a new writing course for experienced and beginners in fiction, non-fiction and poetry.  After the success of last year’s course, Ron will again guide participants from initial ideas to completed work, and will give friendly and personal support to each participant. Participants will be encouraged to work between workshops and present their work to the group. Support from the facilitator to achieve individual writing goals will be ongoing. The course is geared toward older people but not exclusively so, everyone is welcome to participate. At the end of the course Limerick Writers’ Centre will give consideration to publishing a book featuring the work produced.

The workshops will be held at the Limerick Writers’ Centre, 12 Barrington Street, Limerick.

Dates:  Sat 7th – 14th – 21st September  –  Sat 5th -12th -19th October

Time -10.30 am to 12:30 pm

Fees for the 6 week course are €100. Booking essential. Details limerickwriterscentre@gmail.com or Tel 087 2996409 . Limerick Writers’ Centre, 12 Barrington St., Limerick

The Facilitator

Ron Carey only began to write poetry seriously in his 60’s. He is a prize-winning poet and a finalist in many national and international poetry competitions including, The Allingham Poetry Award, The Strokestown Poetry Prize, The Bridport Prize, Cinnamon Press Poetry Awards, Fish International Poetry Prize, Gregory O’ Donoghue International Poetry Awards and Hugh O’Flaherty Poetry Award. His poems have appeared in many anthologies and magazines. In 2015 he received a Masters in Creative Writing from the University of South Wales. In 2016 he was Highly Commended in the Patrick Kavanagh Award and his debut collection ‘DISTANCE’ was shortlisted for the Forward Prize Best First Collection UK and Ireland. His latest collection, Racing Down the Sun, was launched in November 2018.