Creative Writing

University of Limerick

Course Description

  • Course Name

    Creative Writing

  • Host University

    University of Limerick

  • Location

    Limerick, Ireland

  • Area of Study

    Creative Writing

  • Language Level

    Taught In English

    Hours & Credits

  • ECTS Credits

    6
  • Recommended U.S. Semester Credits
    3
  • Recommended U.S. Quarter Units
    4
  • Overview

    This Creative Writing summer school offers students an exciting opportunity to develop their short-story writing skills. Students will attend a daily series of lectures and workshops on topics such as ?strategies for creating effective characters?, ?approaches to writing dialogue? and ?considering structure and plot in short fiction?. Through an analysis of the work of established short-story writers, students will identify and explore strategies for effective short-story writing. With regular writing activities and ongoing feedback on their writing, students will work collectively and individually to complete their own piece of short fiction. Students will also benefit from a unique opportunity to work with Professor Joseph O Connor, a world renowned writer of short and long fiction, and the University of Limerick writer-in-residence, Donal Ryan, who?s debut novel, The Spinning Heart, was shortlisted for the 2013 Man Booker Prize in Literature.

Course Disclaimer

Courses and course hours of instruction are subject to change.

Credits earned vary according to the policies of the students' home institutions. According to ISA policy and possible visa requirements, students must maintain full-time enrollment status, as determined by their home institutions, for the duration of the program.

ECTS (European Credit Transfer and Accumulation System) credits are converted to semester credits/quarter units differently among U.S. universities. Students should confirm the conversion scale used at their home university when determining credit transfer.

Availability of courses is based on enrollment numbers. All students should seek pre-approval for alternate courses in the event of last minute class cancellations