Lisnavagh House, Co. Carlow – Monday 20th – Saturday 25th February 2017

This is an opportunity to join experienced and award winning writers, Sheena Wilkinson and E.R. Murray, for a week-long residential course that will guide you through the art and craft of writing for young people.

Sheena Wilkinson

Through relevant writing exercises, group discussion and one-to-one sessions, you will gain practical knowledge that you can apply to your own work in progress. Patricia Forde, author and vice-chair of Children’s Books Ireland, will join the group midweek as guest writer, with readings and more conversations about writing and the world of publishing. This course is aimed at anyone interested in writing fiction for young people and is limited to 12 participants. From the art of re-drafting to navigating the contemporary publishing world, we will help you to develop as a writer in this exciting genre.

E.R. Murray

The Waterford City & County Arts Service is offering a Bursary for a Waterford writer for €350 which is 50% of the €700 fee.
The fee covers:
5 nights accommodation
Full board
All workshops
One-to-one sessions with each of the tutors to discuss your work

Patricia Forde

Time and space to write
Group meal / discussion with Guest Writer
(All rooms are single occupancy, double/twin rooms.)
Among the areas to be covered are:
Finding inspiration
Voice and point of view
Plot and structure
World building
Editing: the art of rewriting
Submissions and the market

To apply for the bursary, click wccc-application-form-for-writing-for-young-people. Note Closing date is November 30th



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