Portmarnock Community School Adult Education Programme:
Creative Writing: (Improver’s Course)
This exciting course builds upon the “Introduction to Creative
Writing” course at Portmarnock Community school and covers all types
of fiction. Ideal for all persons seeking to improve their skills,
increase their output and hone their craft. Classes will cover
structuring a story, developing compelling characters, exciting
scenes, dialogue and imagery. If you are having trouble getting
started, or are stuck in the middle of a project, this course will get
Return students and new comers welcome.
About the Tutor: Eileen Gormley
Eileen is a freelance journalist who specialised in crime and features
for twenty years, writing for the Irish Times, the Irish Independent,
Evening Herald, Sunday Times and Daily Mail, as well as work for RTE
and local radio stations.
When her third baby was born, she took a break from journalism and
turned to fiction. Her first book, “Don’t Feed the Fairies”, a young
adult science-fiction novel, made it to the quarter final of the 2010
Amazon Breakthrough Novel Award. She hasn’t stopped writing since.
She has written over twenty novels and novellas including the
best-selling The Pleasures of Winter, which is published by Penguin.
Her genres include thrillers, romance, historical, science-fiction,
fantasy and murder and her books have been translated into Italian,
Czech, French and Japanese.
She lives and works in Dublin.