Creative writing classes with local artists Kevin Higgins and Susan Millar DuMars

Galway Daily arts & culture creative writing classes with local artists

A series of creative writing classes for people of all skill levels will be running at Galway Technical Institute this Autumn with local writers Kevin Higgins and Susan Millar DuMars.

Creative Writing for Beginners with Kevin Higgins takes place one evening per week with Kevin providing writing exercises for, and give gentle critical feedback to, those interested in trying their hand at writing stories, poems, or memoir.

Classes run from 7pm – 9:30pm each Monday for eight weeks starting on September 23. Places cost €120 and advance booking is essential.

Susan Millar Du Mars is taking Intermediate Creative Writing classes each Tuesday starting on September 24 with a mid-term break.

This class is suitable for those who’ve participated in creative writing classes before or begun to have work published in magazines.

Flexible exercises and work-shopping of assignments, together with the study of the works of published writers, will help each class member to find their own writing voice.

The intermediate classes also run from 7pm – 9:30pm at GTI for eight weeks. Places cost €120 and must be booked in advance.

Susan Millar DuMars is an Irish American poet and fiction writer who came for the International Arts Festival in ’97 and stayed forever.

A collection of her stories, Lights In The Distance, was published in 2010.

Kevin is a well known local poet whose works have been translated into Greek, Russian, Spanish, Italian, Japanese & Portuguese.

His first collection, The Boy With No Face, was published by Salmon Poetry and shortlisted for the 2006 Strong Award for Best First Collection by an Irish poet.

Together, the couple also organise the year round Over The Edge literary events.

To book a place in the beginners class go to while the intermediate course can be found at

Place can also be booked in person at Galway Technical Institute on Fr Griffin Road, Monday-Friday, (10am-4.30pm) when GTI re-opens after the summer break.