Creative Writing 
Maureen O'Shaughnessy

2018 

 "Writing Your Stories"  weekly classes

    @ Le Patio Café       10 Rue Jean Jaurès, Exideuil    
   
        Thursday  afternoons   -  14h – 16h
 
term (8 weeks)  starts – 27th September, 2018
    

These classes cover various styles of creative writing – poetry, short stories, novels, memoir – looking at key elements such as description, plot, scene-setting, character, voice, language and risk-taking. Each lesson will be self-contained, but anyone wishing to start a project and develop it throughout the term is also supported and encouraged.  

Although it is not necessary to commit to more than one week at a time, bookings are essential as there is a maximum of 8 places per session. Cost is 15€ payable on the day. (10% discount if paying upfront for the term.)    

Learning Outcomes

Upon completion of these classes participants:
- will have a read a range of prose and poetry in a variety of genres
- will have developed their understanding of the key principals behind effective writing
- will have built confidence in their own creative process

Please note:  this course requires  booking by week or term









visit my website maureenoshaughnessy.org 

Writing Retreats and Residencies

Writing  retreats and residencies are also available by arrangement, both mentored and independent, in the self-contained gite. To enquire please email [email protected] with 'Maison Lyre writing residencies' under 'subject,' or see below.



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Writing residencies are available in a quiet, supportive environment providing a personal self-contained space in which to work alone, or, if desired, with support
Residencies can be booked on a weekly or fortnightly basis. Longer stays are available by arrangement.
Your accomodation is completely self-contained, in a spacious studio combining a kitchen, bathroom, bedroom and workspace.

The cultural, historical and rural surroundings provide the perfect environment in which to be inspired, creative and productive.


​Please refer to the 'Retreats and Residencies' page  for current rates

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