Is your language too tame?
Do your ideas need liberated?
Why can’t they break free to prowl across the page?
This rule-breaking 8-week creative writing course will encourage you to explore the untamed borders of your desires and fears, daring you to express your inner voice and release the long-smothered cry of your wilderness.
You will be supported in a friendly, safe environment to test your comfort zones and push your own boundaries so that you can tune into language that will electrify, stun and move.
To roam the Serengeti of the self, all you need is pen and paper, and a willingness to be wild!
All stages and abilities (including beginners) are welcome to explore poetry and prose, fiction and non-fiction.
Recommended reading: ‘Wild’, by Cheryl Strayed.
About the Tutor
Mary Montague is a poet and fiction writer.
Her poetry collections include ‘Black Wolf on a White Plain’ (Summer Palace Press 2001) and ‘Tribe’ (Dedalus Press 2008). She has been published in numerous journals, nationally and internationally, and has been widely anthologised, most recently in ‘Washing Windows? Irish Women Write Poetry’ (Arlen House 2017). Her work has been translated into French, Italian and Russian. A love of the natural world informs much of her writing (she is a trained ornithologist).
She is also a qualified teacher with over 15 years experience of teaching in schools, as well as many years experience of facilitating and tutoring creative writing and poetry in a variety of settings including: Open College of the Arts; Stranmillis University College; MarketPlace Theatre and Arts Centre, Armagh; First Steps Women’s Centre, Dungannon; Crescent Arts Centre, Belfast; and other places besides. She is a professional member of the National Association of Writers in Education, and of the Irish Writers Centre, through which she offers one-to-one mentoring. She was awarded a grant by the Arts Council of Northern Ireland in 2017 for her fiction.
More details of Mary's work can be found online: marymontaguewritersite.wordpress.com