Monday, 4 July 2011

Learning to Fly

How to get into the Stinging Fly, a series of workshops with a well regarded workshop leader...but at a price.

The Stinging Fly is holding its third 'New Way to Fly' novel workshop in late September at the Irish Writers' Centre, Parnell Square, Dublin 1 and is currently seeking applications from those interested in taking part.

Deadline: Friday, 5th August.

The ‘New Way to Fly’ workshop is aimed at writers who are in the early stages of writing a novel and who feel they will benefit from a relationship with a group of others engaged in the same process. Under the direction of acclaimed novelist and short-story writer Sean O’Reilly, the group will meet once a week in a workshop setting over a six-month period.

The ultimate aim is for each participant to complete (yes!) a strong first draft of his/her novel.

Alongside the workshops, on one Saturday every month, there will be a series of specialist talks on issues around the process of writing and the imagination. Previous guest speakers have included Evelyn Conlon, Mia Gallagher, Michael Harding, Dermot Healy, Christine Dwyer Hickey, Declan Hughes, Mark O’Halloran, Ed O’Loughlin and Peter Sheridan.

Starts: Monday September 26th (introductory session)

Times: Twenty weekly workshops on Monday evenings from 6.30pm–9.30pm at the Irish Writers’ Centre, Parnell Street, Dublin 1.

Cost of workshop: €1500

(A €200 deposit will be payable once a place on the workshop has been offered and accepted. The balance can be paid in two instalments in September 2011 and in January 2012.)

1 comment:

120 Socks said...

Sounds great - but very pricy! Will retweet!