Tuesday, 1 September 2009

Fingal Readers and Writers


Due to Budget restraints, the usual, annual Readers and Writers Pagent is reduced to some local library events.

An Evening with Paula Meehan
Balbriggan library Monday 21st September at 7.00pm.To book your place Tel. 8704401
A reading by renowned Dublin poet Paula Meehan followed by a question and answer session. Her works include Painting Rain, Dharmakaya, Music for Dogs and Mysteries of the Home.

Introduction to Screenwriting with Caroline Earley
Baldoyle library Tuesday 22nd & 29th September, 6th & 13th October at 7.00pm. To book your place Tel.8906793
This workshop will run over 4 weeks in Baldoyle library and will be facilitated by Caroline Earley a graduate of University College Dublin with a masters in Film Studies

How to Write a Book in a Year a workshop with Jacinta McDevitt
Malahide library Wednesday 23rd & 30th September at 6.30pm. To book your place Tel. 8704430
This workshop will run over two weeks in Malahide library and will be facilitated by Jacinta Mc Devitt a best selling author and a teacher of writing. Her works include Write a Book in a Year, Signs On, Handle with Care and Excess Baggage

For the Love of Words: A Readers’ and Writers’ Day
Blanchardstown library Saturday 26th September @ 10.00am. To book your place Tel. 8905563
Programmed by Vanessa O’ Loughlin, Inkwell Writers Workshops. www.inkwellwriters.ie
Guests on the day include authors, a crime journalist and private investigator, advise on writing and getting published and an opportunity to ask questions.

With the limited budget, the lineup for this day is a bit bleeuughh.

10:00 - 10:45 Author Melissa Hill in conversation with Mary Malone
10:45 to 11:15 Book Clubs. Mary Burnham Dubray, Alana Kirk Gilham, chaired by Mary Malone.
11:30 to 12:15 Memory and Memoirs. Ferdia MacAnna, Lia Mills, Martina Devlin, Chair: Vanessa O'Loughlin
12:15- 12:30 Reading by Noelle Harrison - The Adulteress

1:30 - 2:00 Declan Burke interviews crime writer Stuart Neville.
2:00 - 2:30 True Crime. Sandra Mara (PI), Noamh O'Connor (sunday World). Chair: Vanessa O'Loughlin
2:30- 3:15 Non Fiction. Writing and Publishing. Patricia O'Reilly, Sarah Traynor, Fia O'Coaimh, Martina Devlin, Jacinta McDevitt
3:15-3:30 Reading by Sarah Webb - Anything for Love
3:30 - 4:30 The essential elements of good fiction. Vanessa O'Loughlin.

2 comments:

Abigail said...

Hi, I'm a regular reader of your blog and was hoping you might be able to spread the word about two upcoming Dingle Writing Courses bursaries, being offered to two Galway writers in association with Galway County Council Arts Office.
Attached is some information about the bursaries (I hope it'll all fit in this teeny tiny comment box - I can't seem to find any other way of sending it)
All the best
Emer Fallon (Abigail Joffe, whose Google Account I'm sending this through, is a director of the courses, along with Nicholas McLachlan)

Calling all Galway writers - Two Dingle Writing Courses Bursaries available.
Deadline September 25th
Dingle Writing Courses, in association with Galway County Arts Office, is offering two Galway writers a bursary each to attend one of this year’s Autumn residential weekend courses.
The bursaries cover the cost of accommodation, food and workshops. Writers should contact Maria Cunningham in Galway Arts Office for an application form.
The two bursaries available are on the following courses:
Starting to Write with Moya Cannon, 9—11 October
Poetry with Leontia Flynn, 16—18 October
Starting to Write with Moya Cannon, 9—11 October
Moya Cannon is from Donegal and now lives in Galway. She has published three collections of poems, Oar (Salmon, 1990), The Parchment Boat (Gallery Press, 1997) and Carrying the Songs, (Carcanet, 2007). She has been writer in residence in County Kerry, Derry city and Waterford city and on Inis Oírr. She is a former editor of Poetry Ireland Review. Moya has received both the Brendan Behan Award and the Lawrence O Shaughnessy Award and is a member of Aosdána.
If you are a beginner or have only recently started writing this course will give you the confidence to get on with your own work. It will refer to contemporary poets and writers from different traditions to see how the principles of their craft can be applied to writing generated over the weekend.
Poetry with Leontia Flynn, 16—18 October
Leontia Flynn is a research fellow at the Seamus Heaney Centre for Poetry in Queen’s University Belfast. She won an Eric Gregory Award in 2001 and her first collection, These Days (Cape, 2004) won the Forward Poetry Prize for Best First Collection and was shortlisted for the Whitbread Poetry Prize. Her second collection Drives (Cape, 2008) was shortlisted for the Irish Times Poetry Now Award and in 2008 she received the Rooney Prize for Irish Literature.
Sometimes the best poems are not the ones you want to write, but the ones you have to write. Examining a number of traditional poetic forms, using examples from a wide range of poets, the course will look at how form can be a source of inspiration rather than a constraint in your writing.
Contact Maria Cunningham mcunningham@galwaycoco.ie, phone 091 476504.
The closing date for applications is September 25th.
For further information on our courses visit www.dinglewritingcourses.ie

Emerging Writer said...

Thanks Abigail, I'll post this as a separate post in the next few days. If you want to send me any others, leave me a comment with your email.