Writing Ireland: A Creative Exploration of the Emerald Isle

Mrs. Erin Barnett (More Info)

Writing Ireland: A Creative Exploration of the Emerald Isle

Program Dates:
July 13, 2021 – July 27, 2021

Honors Credit:

WKU Course:

Creative Writing , Literature

Course Description:
How better to inspire your own creative writing than by experiencing the landscape and cities of Ireland and immersing yourself in Irish culture? In this class we will seek inspiration by reading works of authors such as Jonathan Swift, Oscar Wilde, Seamus Heaney, and Edna O’Brien while touring the Irish countryside and visiting such varied sites as church crypts, gaols, pubs, and college libraries that link us with the rich cultural history of Ireland. While looking at how time, place, and politics have influenced Irish literature, we will also identify our own personal influences as we experiment with writing fiction, creative non-fiction, and poetry.

First year composition sequence or writing requirement

Physical Activity Requirements:
Participants should be prepared to walk up to 7 miles a day on rough or uneven pavement, climb multiple sets of stairs and spend extended time standing.

Course Highlights:
Coming soon