CREATIVE WRITING COURSES AND NEWS

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Get inspired, write a short story, get going with a novel

The key to writing fiction is commitment, craft and a dash of inspiration. Open the door to your creativity with novelist and experienced creative writing tutor Dr Priscilla Morris. Bring your passion for words to one of Priscilla’s courses and get writing!

ADVANCED CREATIVE WRITING WORKSHOP

Eight-week online course starts Friday 28th January 2022 1pm-3pm.


I have an MA and PhD in Creative Writing from the University of East Anglia and lecture online at University College Dublin, co-ordinating undergraduate modules in Creative Writing and Literary Editorship. Last year, I offered a ten-week online creative writing course for the first time and it was a great success. The Advanced Creative Writing Workshop was attended by some excellent writers, from post-beginners to accomplished short story writers and a novelist, who has completed a science fiction trilogy. It’s surprising how a Zoom meeting can be so enjoyable and facilitate such engaging writerly discussion. Of course, the advantage is that you don’t have to leave your home. I think many writers feel more at ease discussing their work in their own surroundings. The focus was on workshopping (reviewing and critiquing) each other’s work-in-progress, and there were weekly at-home writing exercises. As always, the course very much followed the needs of the students.

Rowan Cope becomes my excellent editor at Duckworth. Cope makes first acquisitions at Duckworth 1 Oct 2021

Signed up to C&W Agency. I’m represented by the wonderful Sophie Lambert. Spring 2021.

READING

Sunday 22nd September 2019, 11.30 am. Taproot Festival of Literature and Music, Isle of Lismore, Argyll, Scotland

Taproot 2019 presents: PRISCILLA MORRIS

Priscilla Morris, a teacher of creative writing and member of the Society of Authors and the Irish Writers’ Centre, will present her new book, “The Painter of Bridges”: a literary war novel, inspired by family history, about a landscape painter’s experience of the siege of Sarajevo and her escape to England.

Read the chapter published in Punch Magazine to dig deeper into the story, and if you’re as intrigued as we are, hear Priscilla reading from it on the 22nd of September at Taproot Lismore!

Buy tickets here.


WORKSHOP

Saturday 5th October 2019, 10.30 am – 4.30 pm. Irish Writers Centre, Dublin, Ireland

POINT OF VIEW with Priscilla Morris

One-day workshop. Cost: €80/€70 Members.

Point of View with Priscilla Morris

What is narrative point of view? Why is it so important? How much can each narrator know and see?

In this fun, intensive workshop, you’ll be given a dossier of novel and short story excerpts from different genres to analyse. We’ll explore the pros and cons of writing in the first, second and third person. We’ll discuss how establishing consistency is paramount and how not to ‘slip out of point of view’. The main writing activity is often a penny-dropping moment!

Buy tickets here.


If you’d like more info on the above events or want to be kept informed of future workshops and courses, please contact me on priscilla_morris@hotmail.com.

PAST NEWS AND EVENTS


RESIDENCY

January – May 2019, The Tyrone Guthrie Centre, Annaghmakerrig, County Monaghan, Ireland


EXCERPT: The Painter of Bridges

Published 31 December 2018 in the Punch Magazine.

Excerpt: The Painter of Bridges

Read here.

PAST SHORT COURSES AND WORKSHOPS

Creative writing courses at City Lit, London, September to December 2018

Blended Novel Writing Course: online and in the classroom (11 weeks)

Advanced Creative Writing Workshop (12 weeks)

Developing Your Novel (12 weeks)

Courses and workshops, Kingston University, April 2015-April 2018 (where I was emerging writer-in-residence: I gave a reading at the Kingston School Lecture Series and judged the annual short story prize, Words, Pauses, Noises.)

Creative Writing for Beginners (10-week course run three times a year)

Creative Writing for Improvers (10-week course run three times a year)

One-day Workshop on Point of View

One-day Workshop on Plotting and Narrative Structure

Fiction Masterclasses for MA/MFA students

Associate Tutor in Creative Writing and Literature at the University of East Anglia, 2012-2014 (where I completed my Masters and PhD in Creative Writing and was awarded the UEA Seth Donaldson Memorial Fund Bursary.)