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Scripts 2016 Programme Officially Unveiled

Article by Derek Flynn © 23 June 2016.
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The programme for this year’s SCRIPTS Ireland’s Playwriting Festival taking place in Birr next month has been officially unveiled. As per their press release:

“The picturesque Offaly town will play host to an ensemble of playwrights, actors, producers, directors for 7 fun filled days from Sunday 3 July- Saturday 9 July.

This year’s programme is jam-packed with something for all theatre lovers including Pop-Up Plays, Playwriting for Children, ‘The Literary Loft’, ‘Come Dine & Discuss’ and more.

One of the key events will be Changing The Ink on Thursday 7 July at Birr Theatre & Arts Centre. Chaired by journalist and playwright Mary Kenny, it will be a public discussion focusing on the Waking The Feminists (WTF) movement and its implications for writers. Other contributors will include WTF committee members, artists Pom Boyd and Sonya Kelly, as well as theatre professionals Clare Barrett, Mary Elizabeth Burke Kennedy.

The festival will culminate on Saturday 9 July with ‘Nurtured New Works’, a special performance of three brand new Irish plays specially selected to be part of the festival. After a week of mentoring, editing and directing with playwright Eugene O’Brien, the winning play will be selected by Eugene and Literary Manager at The Abbey Theatre, Jessica Traynor.

For the full SCRIPTS 2016 programme, log on to www.scriptsireland.com

We do hope you will be able to join us in Birr!”


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Derek Flynn runs Writing.ie's SongBook blog, and is an Irish writer and musician. He has a Masters in Creative Writing from Trinity College, Dublin. He’s been published in a number of publications, including The Irish Times, and his fiction was featured in 'Surge', an anthology of new Irish writing published by O’ Brien Press with the aim of showcasing “the very best of the next generation of Irish authors”. Online he can be found at his writing/music blog – ‘Rant, with Occasional Music’ – and on Twitter as @derekf03

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