SS119 Creative Writing: Poetry and Fiction

This course will be a workshop in the writing of prose and poetry.  Students may choose the genre they wish to emphasise, engaging in experimentation, writing and rewriting under the supervision of the directors and the faculty. Workshops will involve review, analysis and editing, in an atmosphere of constructive criticism and support. There will be individual contributions from a number of the country's leading writers.



Director, Mike McCormack

Mike McCormack comes from the west of Ireland and is the author of two collections of short stories, Getting it in the Head and Forensic Songs, and two novels, Crowe’s Requiem and Notes from a Coma.   He was awarded the Rooney Prize for Literature in 1996 and Getting it in the Head was chosen as a New York Times Notable Book of the Year. In 2006 Notes from a Coma was shortlisted for the Irish Book of the Year and he was awarded a Civitella Ranieri Fellowship in 2007.

Tuition and Fees

Tuition and Fees:
€2,010 (Euro)

€1,160 (Family Guesthouse - sharing)
- with Irish breakfast 
- €150 single supplement

€850 (Student Residences)
- without breakfast
- single occupancy

Further Information

For further information applicants should contact:

Programme Administrator
Summer School Office
NUI Galway
Tel: +353 91 495442                                                                                                                             
Fax: +353 91 525051