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By Pat Boran

The Portable Creative Writing Workshop

Pat Boran’s popular handbook for writers, now updated in this fourth edition.
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Description

How do writers write? What do they do when they’re stuck for ideas? Or how do they take those still vague ideas to the next level, maybe even all the way to publication?

Whether you belong to a writing group running low on steam, or are struggling on your own and looking for some helpful direction, this book – now in its 4th edition – offers all the practical assistance you’ll ever need.

Covering everything from ideas for generating raw material to form and technique in poetry and prose, prize-winning poet, memoirist and publisher Pat Boran (who has conducted hundreds of writing workshops throughout Ireland and abroad) takes a hands-on approach to the creative writing process, concluding with a new section for those considering their own first steps towards publication.

Accessible, enjoyable and stimulating, The Portable Creative Writing Workshop is an ideal starting point (and travel companion) for anyone setting out on the writer’s journey.


ISBN 9781906614775 Paperback
216 x 140 mm, 216 pp
4th edition, 2013

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Weight .3 kg
Dimensions 216 x 140 mm

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Product Detail

  • ISBN: : 9781906614775
  • Size: : 216 x 140 mm
  • Pages: : 216 pp
  • Published: : 4th edition, 2013

About The Author

Author

PAT BORAN was born in Portlaoise, Ireland in 1963 and has long since lived in Dublin. He has held a number of posts as Writer-in-Residence with libraries and third level institutions and has published six collections of poetry as well as New and Selected Poems (2007), with an introduction by the late Dennis O'Driscoll, and A Man Is Only As Good (2017), a pocket-sized introduction to his poetry to date. Editions of his work have appeared in Italian, Hungarian and Macedonian. His fiction publications include the short story collection, Strange Bedfellows (1991) and his Bisto Book of the Year Shortlisted children's title, All the Way from China (1999). Non-fiction includes the popular writers' handbook The Portable Creative Writing Workshop (revised and updated, 2013) and A Short History of Dublin (2000). His humorous memoir The Invisible Prison: Scenes from an Irish Childhood, was published in December 2009. A former editor of Poetry Ireland Review and presenter of The Poetry Programme and The Enchanted Way on RTÉ Radio 1, he has edited numerous anthologies, among them Wingspan: A Dedalus Sampler (2006), Flowing, Still: Irish Poets on Irish Poetry (2009), The Bee-Loud Glade (2009) and, with Gerard Smyth, If Ever You Go: A Map of Dublin in Poetry and Song, the 2014 Dublin: Once City, One Book choice. Awards include The Patrick Kavanagh Award in 1989 and the US-based Lawrence O'Shaughnessy Poetry Award in the US in 2008. He is a member of Aosdána. (see also www.patboran.com)

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