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Writing for Young People with E.R. Murray and Sheena Wilkinson

Date: 20 February 2017   |   Venue: Lisnavagh Estate
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Writing for Young People Monday 20th - Saturday 25th February 2017 Lisnavagh House, Co. Carlow ​ 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. 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. Course outline: Among the areas to be covered are: Finding inspiration, Voice and point of view, Plot and structure, World building, Dialogue, Editing: the art of rewriting, Submissions and the market. One-to-one sessions will also be held to focus on your work in progress. Assistance may be available from your local Arts Office to attend this course.

Additional information about this Course

Date:  20 February 2017
Venue:  Lisnavagh Estate
Location:  Rathvilly, Co. Carlow
Course provider:  The Story House Ireland
Capacity:  12
Fee:  €700 incl. full board, tuition and one on one tutorials. Please view our Bursaries page for information in this regard.
Web link:  Visit site
Contact details:  thestoryhouseireland@gmail.com

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