Archive for March 1st, 2010

The Practice of Writing

1st March 2010 by Maura McHugh

Novelist and dramaturge, Mia Gallagher, is running a course in the Irish Writers Centre called “The Practice of Writing”, on Saturday 27th and Sunday 28th March from 10.30am – 4.30pm.

There is no generic ‘how-to’ when it comes to writing. Each writer is different, with a different mesh of concerns, obsessions, interests, habits, challenges, strengths, fears, hopes and blindspots. All these various elements are what make up an individual practice. But a practice needs to be practised in order to get richer, more informed, more vital and, hopefully, generate more meaningful output.

This workshop is aimed at people who want to deepen their awareness of their writing process with a view to sustaining their writing practice in the long-term. Using elements which are key to the facilitator’s own practice – reading, dialogue, field trips, dedicated writing time, entertainment and critiquing – participants will explore ways of generating material, engaging with content and form and challenging their own (and others’) received notions of writing.

The cost of the two-day event is €160 and can be booked online.