Creative Writing Course Successfully Concluded

A series of classes from 19:00 to 21:00 on 5 successive Tuesdays concluded last night, 25 March 2014.  The classes took place in The Old Schoolhouse, Bellurgan, Jenkinstown, Dundalk, Co. Louth, Ireland.  The school by day is used as a creche.  The subject of the classes was creative writing.  The objective was to create confidence as well as to instil skills.

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Photo: Seán Crudden

Left to right: Archbishop Michael Desmond Hynes OMD PhD, Breege Treanor, Ann Connor, Bríd McDonnell

12 attended the first class in the series and 7 the last.  Students wrote a lot and read aloud their own work.  The technicalities of the craft of story writing were well-taught and put into practical execution.  Participants in the class learned the shape of haiku and sonnet and constructed some of their own. 

The atmosphere in each class was calm, businesslike, good humoured and everyone kept their eye on the ball.  Linda Newe the teacher encouraged every individual and maintained a positive and optimistic outlook.  Hers is the art which conceals art.  A teacher to the manner born.

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Photo: Seán Crudden

Left to right: Ann Connor, Linda Newe, Bríd McDonnell

IMPERO is extremely grateful to Setanta, the local community development organisation, for the use of the old school and particularly to Tommie McGuinness. 

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Photo: Seán Crudden

The series of classes was provided by Louth Meath Education and Training Board for IMPERO and organised by Sinéad Fearon, Community Education Facilitator, Louth Meath Education and Training Board.

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