Brian & Bessie’s Story – Order Your Copy

Brian & Bessie’s Story – Order Your Copy

Brian & Bessie’s Story, written and illustrated by Brian Owens, is based on happy memories of the long holidays Brian spent with his granny in Ballyharty around the time of the Second World War. Brian loved the sea, the fishing and all he experienced in Ballyharty and...

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If you want to write, write!

If you want to write, write!

Exploring a variety of storytelling disciplines as well as the lifestyle discipline required to produce good work, the aim of this talk is to inspire.  "My first novel was the product of a two-year workshop, so I know the value of mentoring, guidance, encouragement,...

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Playwriting with Billy Roche

Playwriting with Billy Roche

Billy Roche – Beginnings and Endings and the Bits in Between along with the rules of the road for playwriting. The power of myth and folklore will be examined and explored: first lines and last lines, opening scenes dénouements, plot and characterisation and storyline...

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Festival Writing Competition

Festival Writing Competition

We are delighted to offer a writing competition to attendees as part of the Write By the Sea Festival this year.  The winning entry will be broadcast on RTE Radio 1 Seascapes programme presented by Marcus Connaughton. Before you put pen to paper, please read the...

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Freelance Journalism From Idea to Ideal Article

Freelance Journalism From Idea to Ideal Article

Margaret Hawkins – Freelance Journalism From Idea to Ideal Article Margaret will offer practical advice about idea generation, angle choosing, topic research, interviewee sourcing, article writing and the importance of ‘thinking-reader’ and learning new skills in...

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The Journey Home – Creative Writing Workshop

The Journey Home – Creative Writing Workshop

The Journey Home – Creative Writing Workshop with Jim Maguire Using Homer’s Odyssey as an inspiration, this workshop will explore how journal writing, stories, and poetry can help us to navigate the voyage of life. The workshop is designed for adults with an interest...

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Jackie Hayden – Dylan, Dylan And Me

Jackie Hayden – Dylan, Dylan And Me

Jackie Hayden – Dylan, Dylan And Me An informative lecture in which Jackie describes how he discovered Welsh Poet Dylan Thomas via Bob Dylan and The Beatles, and how it lead to him writing the book and CD, A Map of Love – about Dylan Thomas.   About Jackie One of...

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Writing For Radio

Writing For Radio

AM Cousins –Writing For Radio (limited numbers) This workshop will be an introduction to writing for radio.  Participants will be given an opportunity to develop their own memoir/life-writing skills with a series of short exercises, followed by group discussion.  ...

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The People, Events and Places That Have Shaped Us

The People, Events and Places That Have Shaped Us

Margaret Galvin – The People, Events and Places That Have Shaped Us    (limited numbers) Margaret’s workshop aims to reconnect participants with their memories and personal stories in order to revisit, acknowledge and perhaps celebrate the past in the service of...

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Writing e-books

Writing e-books

Daithi Kavanagh – Writing eBooks  The workshop will explain to writers the benefits of having your novel published in digital format. It will also look at the advantages that one might encounter having their novel published as an eBook as opposed to print. I will also...

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