Starts: Wed 17 May 2017
Time: 6pm - 9pm
Duration: 3 hours
Venue: Townhall Arts Space, Cavan
€5 donation (option to donate any amount)
Book the Irish Writers Centre information session here.
Book your session with Pat Boran here.
Book your session with Mia Gallagher here.
Book your session with Brendan O'Brien here.
Book your session with Louise Phillips here.
Save the date! Join us for an information session on the services and resources that the Irish Writers Centre can offer emerging and professional writers in Cavan.
Valerie Bistany of the Irish Writers Centre and Cathriona O'Reilly of Cavan County Council Arts Office will also discuss the upcoming courses that the Centre is providing in the Townhall Arts Space, Cavan for the coming year. More courses will be offered in 2018.
Information on the services and resources offered to beginner, emerging and established writers by the Centre will be provided and there will be the opportunity to become a Professional Member of the Centre - more information will be available on the evening of the launch.
Pat Boran, Mia Gallagher and Brendan O'Brien will offer Creative Clinics at 15 minutes each to potential writers who can bring along some sample material and receive constructive criticism on their work or receive information and advice about the publishing industry. There will also be a 45 minute creative writing taster with Louise Phillips with time allowed for Q&As.
Mia Gallagher's debut novel, HellFire, was widely acclaimed and received the Irish Tatler Women of the Year Literature Award in 2007. She has received several Literature Bursaries from the Arts Council of Ireland and her second novel Beautiful Pictures of the Lost Homeland was released, again to critical acclaim, in 2016.
Pat Boran is the author of more than a dozen books of poetry, fiction and non-fiction as well as the popular writers’ handbook, The Portable Creative Writing Workshop. A former presenter of The Poetry Programme on RTÉ Radio 1, he is currently editor at Dedalus Press.
Brendan O'Brien has worked in publishing for 28 years, and his work comprises editing, writing, rewriting, proofreading, indexing, research and project management. He has worked as a freelance non-fiction editor for O'Brien Press, Royal Irish Academy, Cambridge University Press and Collins Press.
Louise Phillips is the bestselling author of four novels. She has won numerous awards, including an Irish Book Award in 2013. She has been a judge on the Irish Panel for the EU Literary Award.