Local poet couple leading creative writing classes this Spring

Galway Daily life & style local artists leading creative wirting classes at Galway Technical Institute

Local poet powercouple Kevin Higgins and Susan Millar DuMars will be leading creative writing classes at Galway Technical Institute this Spring.

Kevin Higgins is leading the Creative Writing for Beginners class which runs for 8 weeks starting on Monday, April 1.

This class will consist pf writing exercises with gentle critical feedback for people who are dipping their toes in fiction, poetry, or memoir for the first time.

Classes will take place one evening a week, Monday from 7-9:30pm.

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.

Intermediate Creative Writing is being taught by Susan Millar DuMars is an Irish American poet who came for the International Arts Festival in ’97 and stayed forever.

The intermediate class is also on one night a week, Tuesday from 7-9:30pm, starting on Tuesday, April 9 and running for eight weeks.

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

It will include more flexible assignments and workshoping material with your fellow classmates will help each person find their voice.

Place for both levels of class cost €120, and booking ahead is essential.

All classes will take place at the Galway Technical Institute on the Fr Griffin Road in the city.

For further information contact the institute at 091-581342, email gtiadulted@gretb.ie or see http://www.gti.ie.