A short course on nuances of popular fiction reading and writing!
30 days
Detailed Schedule

Session 1 - 21st Apr Wednesday       Session 2 - 23rd Apr Friday 

Session 3 - 28th Apr Wednesday       Session 4 - 30th Apr Friday 

Session 5 - 5th May Wednesday        Session 6 - 7th May Friday

Session 7 - 12th May Wednesday.      Session 8 - 14th May Friday

Week 1

  • Why do we Love the books we love?
  • What do we look for when we open a book and what does this tell us about ourselves?

Week 2

  • Diving back into history
  • Understanding what books were popular back then in Victorian Era and what that can tell us about human nature

Week 3

  • Tapping into our imagination
  • Uncover the most crucial elements of creativity that enable us to tap into that most wonderful of resources - our imagination!

Week 4

  • Analysing the structure and styles of popular fiction toady, and crafting our very own first chapter of a novel.
The things you will learn
  • This Immersive offering is for you:
  • if you love reading and want to learn how to read between the lines
  • if you are curious about how and why authors construct stories in certain ways
  • if you want to understand what makes certain books popular and how this has evolved
  • if you want to write a book yourself one day, or at least a short story or two!
  • if you want to meet people with different perspectives and stories to share
Useful guidelines
  • This course is facilitated by Niall Walsh
  • Niall has loved reading since the day he first learned how in the midst of the forest where he grew up, and this passion eventually led him to teach literature at the Riverside School in India. Niall has also taught courses in Popular Fiction at Dublin City University and is currently teaching Creative Thinking at University College Dublin.
  • Niall is currently working on a novel of his own, and loves to write poetry too, when the mood takes him. Most importantly, he loves how much you can learn about people through the stories they tell, and he feels the world would be a much better place if we all became better readers and writers of stories. Niall's online company, MentorEng, brings the iGCSE Literature & English syllabus to life, and he loves nothing more than building connections with his students.
  • Please try to join the experience on or before the given time
  • Please carry a proof of identification with you
  • Always communicate through Freebirds and never transfer money outside the Freebirds platform
  • You can cancel upto 3 days before the experience is scheduled to start
Hosted by
Pitaara Unleash

We are a small and close knit community of facilitators from different walks of life hosting unique experiential learning workshops. Our first unconference had over 300 participants over a two-day gathering. Children infused virtual screens with their energies, and we could experience the joy of learning together and the value it added to their lives. We work on bringing immersive critical thinking and democratic learning for children from different walks of life.

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