Creative writing classes with Yvonne Cullen at Café Joly, National Library of Ireland

Introducing the most central, the most culturally located, the most caffeinated, and the tastiest creative writing classes, writing workshops and ‘Dublin- inspired’ creative writing experiences in town!

Autumn courses, classes and events
Beginning on 22 October, for five consecutive Saturday mornings: Writers’ Workshop at Cafe Joly, National Library of Ireland 10 a.m. to noon. Fee: €125
Also from 22 October onwards for five consecutive Saturday lunchtimes: Teen Writers’ Workshop at Cafe Joly 12.30 p.m. to 2.30 p.m. built around a short ‘working lunch-break.’  Fee: €125
All classes are capped at ten participants.

Write in the City
The creative writing course is inspired by the culture and fabric of Dublin city and by your Dublin stories.
Comprising five Saturday sessions taking place on 26 November; 3 and 10 December; 7 and 14 January from 10 a.m. to 2.30 p.m. Tuition, discussion and readings of Dublin-inspired writing, visits to inspiring Dublin cultural locations, and convivial lunch at Café Joly accompanied with further creative writing guidance. You will also be given additional challenges to take away each week during this inspiring, fun and surprisingly intensive course. Fee for the five-week course: €250.  Also on offer for groups (by arrangement) are ‘Write in the City’ one-day events.

January 2012 plans
Ten-week Saturday Morning Writing Workshop for adults with some experience of writing. From 10 a.m. to noon. Fee: €240.
Ten-week Saturday lunchtime Teen Writing Workshops from 12.30 p.m. to 2.30 p.m. Fee: €240.
These courses will run from 28 January until early April 2012. Details of additional one-off, short afternoon sessions for Spring 2012 will be announced on the NLI website and on Details also available by contacting or by calling 086 170 1418. All classes are capped at ten participants.

About Yvonne Cullen
Yvonne Cullen has taught writing in Ireland for twenty years. She is an award-winning poet and screenwriter.  Her first non-fiction book, SHOWTOWN is a love letter to Ireland’s Travelling Shows,  and the story of a unique Showpeoples’ neighbourhood here in Dublin.  SHOWTOWN will appear early in 2012. Yvonne is also working on a related TV documentary called WANDERING STARS.  For general information on Writing Train, email or visit Phone 086 170 1418 and 01-280 6431.
“...the best creative writing teacher in Dublin: her mission not to produce one Nobel Prize-winner and eleven nervous wrecks, but a happier, healthier relationship with your creativity.” Abie Philbin Bowman, The Dubliner Magazine.
“Writes beautifully, and can pass on the skill.” Grace Garvey, The Irish Times

The Writing Train Difference
• Beginners’ and specialist courses from a tutor with an outstanding track record and results.  A long-term writing workshop option for developing writers.
• Stay as long as you need to!
• A focus on your potential.
• Regular writers’ parties and reading events where everybody makes the party!
• Always-fair fees.
• Lovely city centre venues plus further classes in core tutor’s welcoming and book-filled home in Glasthule beside Sandycove Dart Station.

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