Monday, 2 June 2008

West Cork Literary festival - the one in Bantry

The West Cork Literary Festival has a good name and attracts some impressive workshop facilitators.

This year it's 7th to 11th July in Bantry.

All the Workshops run concurrently so you have to choose one. 5 half days can get quite intensive.

Venue: Ardscoil Phobal, Chapel Street.

09.30-12.30 Monday-Friday, 7-11 July *except screenwriting, which is 14.30 - 16.30

Max. 15 places on each workshop unless stated otherwise

Price: €175 for five days (quite reasonable I think)

The Novel for Beginners/Intermediates - Michael Collins
The Novel, Advanced - Carlo Gebler
Short Story - Sean Lusk
Writing for the Stage - Veronica Coburn
Women Who Want to Write - Kate O'Riordan
Poetry - Peter Fallon
Screenwriting - Jeffrey Caine
Songwriting - Colin Vearncombe
Creativity & Spirituality - Michael McCarthy
Writing a Thriller - Damien Lewis
Writing for Children - Oisin McGann
Seduction, Secrets and Surfing: Bringing your work alive in a public reading-
(3-day workshop) - Mia Gallagher

Google the names first so you know what you're getting. I have been to workshops with 3 of these and they were not all of the same high standard, let me tell you!


little red said...

You cant just leave it at that.Which ones do you recommend? (You can surely do that without criticising anyone else, eh?)

Emerging Writer said...

I would suggest Carlo Gabler, Peter Fallon and perhaps Damien Lewis and Veronica Coburn but it depends where your interests lie.