[Events] Literature Appreciation and Creative Writing

Catherine.McCarthy Catherine.McCarthy at STAFFMAIL.ul.ie
Wed Feb 24 09:57:18 GMT 2010

There are still a few places available on this course which is starting
tonight Wednesday 24th February for 6 weeks. From 7.00 p.m. to 9 p.m.
If interested please contact :


Department of Lifelong Learning & Outreach

Room E0021/23 - Main building UL


Or telephone ext. 2530/2047

Email lifelonglearning at ul.ie




Literature Appreciation and Creative Writing




Course Outline - Winter 2010



Instructor:      Katherine Low, BA(H), MA


Schedule:      February 24, March 3, 10, 15, 22 and 24



Resources:    The Dubliners (James Joyce), Away (Jane Urquhart) 


Course Goals:      


Embrace your love for literature and pursue your passion for creative
writing! This course is developed to advance your knowledge of
literature appreciation while applying what you learn to improve and
inspire your own writing. By discussing themes, symbols, motifs, and
everything in between, you will learn how to incorporate effective
techniques from literary classics into your own work. This course is
designed to engage, encourage and inspire both long-time bookworms as
well as those just beginning to appreciate the finer works of life.
Writers of all levels will learn how to bring out the best in their
writing by studying a current and classic mix of novels, poetry and
magazine articles, then sharing their own work.



Objectives:    Upon successful completion of the course, participants
will be able to:


1.      Understand themes, symbols and motifs and their roles in shaping
literature and apply these principles to their own work;

2.      Hold productive and knowledgeable discourse about classic and
contemporary literature;

3.      Expand current understanding of literature appreciation;

4.      Improve their own writing by incorporating effective techniques
from literary classics; and

5.      Learn how to write a successful query to start a freelance
writing career.






Catherine McCarthy

Department of Lifelong Learning & Outreach

Ext. 2530/3096/2047

Email: lifelonglearning at ul.ie











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