Creative writing for beginners @ GMIT with Susan Millar Du Mars

This autumn Susan Millar DuMars will give support, instruction and feedback to students who are interested in writing fiction, short stories, novels and poetry.

The course takes place one evening per week on Wednesdays for seven weeks from 7pm until 9pm. The course commences on Wednesday, September 29th. Susan holds an MA in writing from the University of San Francisco. Her poems and short stories have been published extensively in the US, the UK and Ireland.

Susan Millar Du Mars stories have been short-listed for many awards, and in 2005 she received an Irish Arts Council Bursary for her fiction. American Girls; a volume of her short stories was published by Lapwing in 2007. Since 2003, Susan and her husband Kevin Higgins have organised the successful Over the Edge reading series, showcasing new and talented writers in the region.

Millar Du Mars also teaches creative writing at Galway Technical Institute, Galway Arts Centre, Galway Mayo Institute of Technology, and on the Brothers of Charity Away With Words programme.

Advance booking is essential. Places cost €95.00. For further details or to book a place contact GMIT, Dublin Road, Galway. Telephone 091-742145 or see www.gmit.ie

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