Mindshift: The Connected Writer at Listowel
Time: 11am – 4.00pm
Location: The Seanchaí Literary Centre, 24 The Square, Listowel
Duration: 1 Day
The Irish Writers Centre is delighted to present Mindshift: The Connected Writer in association with Listowel Writers' Week.
Looking to take part in more literary events and festivals? Or maybe you want to improve your skillset for readings, panel discussions and interviews. This professional development day for emerging and established writers will inform you on how to get the gig and how to connect with audiences. Hear from writers, events programmers and festival directors as they discuss knowing your USPs, connecting with relevant organisers, and the etiquette of ‘getting out there’. Preparation, your onstage presence and the dos and don’ts of literary performances will also be tackled.
Event and festival curators in conversations: Maire Logue of Listowel Writers' Week will be in conversation with Dani Gill, former Director of Cúirt International Festival of Literature and adviser for the Galway Capital of Culture 2020 and Patrick Cotter of the Munster Literature Centre to discuss how writers should approach literary festivals and events organisers.
Break for lunch
1.30 - 2.40
Louise Phillips - The Modern Writer: a session on promoting your work – and yourself – in the competitive marketplace. Should you be active on social media? What does it mean to be 'a brand'? These, among many other relevant questions, will be tackled.
Gene Rooney - Performance Techniques: Performer Gene Rooney will coach you through the do's and don'ts of prepping for stage appearances and offer tips on how to boost your confidence.