New! Courses for Autumn

Happy news for writers! The Lifelong Learning Dundee programme is out! Lots of very reasonably-priced courses to choose from. Including life writing with Josephine Jules Andrews, flash fiction and short story writing with Sue Haigh and the ever-popular (and vital!) The Business of Being and Author with Dawn Geddes.
Here are my online offerings, which will follow a similar format to previous years but will be tailored to YOUR novel. A place to workshop your ideas, get some feedback, meet fellow writers and re-energise your project! I’m particularly interested in hearing from those who have a novel on the backburner. Perhaps you have a sticking point or you’ve run out of steam? I’m here to help!
Each five-week course is £40 (£35 concession), the same rate as it was pre-pandemic, which is a miracle! For the full experience why not book both? Only £80 (£70) for 10 weeks dedicated to your project. Lifelong Learning is a not-for-profit organisation dedicated to adult learning provision. We also offer a monthly online ‘Blether’ session so you can get to know your classmates socially.

Write that Novel, starting Oct 4 for 5 weeks, Tuesdays, 6.30pm-8.30pm

Edit Your Novel, starting Nov 8th for 5 weeks, Tuesdays, 6.30pm- 8.30pm

Can’t wait until October?! Join me on September 19th for a four-week dip into Writing Just for You!

WRITING JUST FOR YOU #6

This is the sixth block of WJFY, but you do not need to have done the others to enjoy this one. It’s the perfect way to get into writing for its own sake, without pressure or expectation. Even if you are new to writing, you’ll soon get into the rhythm of it.
Each week, we will have a chat over Zoom (one hour) about the theme of the week, and perhaps look at a poem, take part in a mini-meditation (just five minutes of mindful relaxation) and then settle down for 20 minutes of undisturbed writing time. I will also suggest an Artist’s Play Date for you to try at home, and we’ll chat about that at the beginning of the following session.

Fee: £45 payable by BACS on enrolment. To book email: sandrairelandauthor@yahoo.co.uk

Here is the plan!

Monday, Sept 19th, 6.30pm-7.30pm. Topic: HARVEST and the turn of the year.

Monday, Sept 26th, 6.30pm-7.30pm. Topic: SEASON OF MISTS…autumn landscapes and falling leaves.

Monday, Oct 3rd, 6.30pm-7.30pm. Topic: MELLOW FRUITFULNESS…apples, brambles and seasonal food.

Monday, Oct 10th, 6.30pm-7.30pm. Topic: BOOKS in honour of National Bookshop Day