Get Involved with Writers’ Week Workshops

Whether you’ve just started writing or are an experienced author, there’s always something more to learn about your craft; new techniques, different approaches, fresh areas to explore. And one of the best places for self-improvement is a workshop setting.

Eoin McNamee

Writing workshops provide an opportunity for you to work closely with some of the leading names in modern literature in a supportive setting. As part of a small group of like-minded people, established writers guide you through tried and tested methods, helping you to explore your work and develop your skills as a writer, while gaining invaluable personal feedback.

During Writers Week, we’ve a wealth of opportunities on offer, whatever your skill level or interests. But the festival is only a stone’s throw away, and places on our three-day workshops are filling up fast. We’ve only got a few spaces left on the following workshops, so contact the festival team to book your place before it’s too late.

Novel Advanced with Eoin McNamee, will be focusing the more experienced writer on ‘Story and style: in other words, what you say and how you say it’.

Poetry Getting Started with John Hartley Williams will examine ‘the way poets keep their poems moving along and suggest what strategies you might adopt to get your writing into gear’.

Screen Writing with Conor McDermottroe is intended for both beginners and more experienced writers. The workshops ‘which are intended as a forum for debate, exploration and practical empowerment’ will focus on ‘character exploration and development’.

Writing Funny with Jeremy Sheldon will ‘explore the human experiences and emotions that generate comedy and how we as writers can share in the mischievous fun to be had with those reliable cornerstones of comic suffering: pain, shame and frustration. The focus will be on a range of comic material: TV sitcom, stand-up, sketch, fiction, cinema and engage in a number of creative exercises along the way.’

Songwriting with Mickey MacConnell will cover ‘all aspects of contemporary songwriting and will involve practical work’, culminating in a showcase at The Saddle Bar during Writers’ Week.

Freelance Journalism with Sinead Gleeson, which will focus on getting started in journalism, how to get published, coming up with ideas, pitching to editors and exploring everything from feature writing to hard news and reviews.

Bookings can be made:

By Phone: +353 68 21074

By Post: Cheque / Irish Postal Order Payable to Writers’ Week Ltd.

In Person: Call to Writers’ Week Festival Office, 24 The Square, Listowel, Co Kerry, Ireland (Office Hours: 10.00am – 5.00pm Monday to Friday).

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