Sunday, 9 October 2011

Fingal’s Annual Writers’ Festival

 15th – 22nd October 2011
Get your tickets ahead of time here. Includes:
    Intro to Improv: A Comedy Workshop
  • Follow on to Improv Comedy Workshop 1.30pm – 3.30pm
  • Saturday 15th October/ 10.30am – 12.30pm
  • Blanchardstown Library
Facilitator: Maureen Levy
In these times of doom and gloom how often do you really, really laugh? Come to a big, ridiculously fun workshop – get out of your box, play like a kid again and have a really good time. If you loved Whose line is it Anyway? You’ll love this … if you don’t know what that is, you’ll still love this!
    Write Your First Novel
  • Saturday 15th October / 10.30am - 4.30pm
  • Rush Library
Facilitator: June Considine
Starting your first novel is a challenge, especially when it comes to transferring that initial idea into your opening chapter. This workshop, facilitated by June Considine will cover character development, the power of plot and dialogue, setting your scenes, how to discover your narrative voice, and offer advice on submitting your finished manuscript for publication.

Poetry performance with Máighréad Medbh
  • Tuesday 18th October / 7.00pm
  • Balbriggan Library
Poet, Máighréad Medbh will perform in her unique style, poems spoken and sung, dramatic and philosophical. Máighréad will present poems from her published work and some new, unpublished pieces. Máighréad gave a very successful performance poetry workshop in last year’s Writing 3.0. This is a chance to see her in action.
    Intro to Improv for Teens with Maureen Levy
  • Thursday 20th October / 6.15 – 8.00pm
  • Balbriggan Library 
    Open mic with guest poets:Catherine Walsh and Sarah Maria Griffin
  • Thursday 20th October / 7.30pm
  • Gibney's Pub, Malahide
Performances by two exciting poets at different stages on their writing trajectories, and a chance to read to an audience in the informal atmosphere of Gibney’s Pub in Malahide. This is the festival’s ‘fringe’ event, where we showcase poetry written wide of the mainstream and aim to celebrate the work of new writers by inviting a participant in the previous year’s open mic session to feature.
    Song Writing Course with Mick Hanley – 3 x workshops
  • Thursday 20th October / 7.00pm - 10.00pm
  • Friday 21st October / 7.00pm - 10.00pm
  • Saturday 22nd October / 2.00pm - 5.00pm
  • Malahide Library
    Screenwriting Workshops
  • Saturday 22nd October / 10.00pm - 4.00pm
  • Blanchardstown Library
Facilitator: Caroline Earley
If you are interested in writing for the screen but are not sure how it all works, this one-day workshop is designed to set you on the right track.

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