Imagination in the classroom

Teaching and learning creative writing in Ireland

Anne Fogarty Éilís Ní Dhuibhne & Eibhear Walshe editors

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ISBN: 978-1-84682-413-5
December 2013. 150pp.

This collection of essays is the first extensive exploration of the history and practice of teaching creative writing as a distinct discipline in Ireland. The volume presents insights and contributions from leading authors and teachers in the field, addressing their varied experiences of teaching creative writing workshops, seminars and university courses.

Contributors: Gerald Dawe (TCD), Roddy Doyle, Carlo Gébler (HMP Maghaberry), Sinéad Morrissey, Mary Morrissy (UCC), Mary O’Donnell (NUIM), Nessa O’Mahony (Open University & UCD), Leanne O’Sullivan, Paul Perry (UCD), James Ryan (UCD), Anne Fogarty (UCD), Éilís Ní Dhuibhne (UCD), Eibhear Walshe (UCC).

Anne Fogarty is professor of James Joyce Studies at University College Dublin. She is co-editor of the Dublin James Joyce Journal. Éilís Ní Dhuibhne teaches Creative Writing in University College Dublin. She is the prize-winning author of many novels, collections of short stories, plays and other works. Eibhear Walshe is a senior lecturer in the School of English at University College Cork. He is the author of Kate O’Brien: a writing life (2006) and Cissie’s abattoir (2009).