Zoe Comyns Irish Writers Centre course

Booked Out: Online: Writing for Podcasts and Radio with Zoë Comyns

Dates: Sat 21 Aug & Sat 28 Aug 2021
Time: 10.30am - 1.30pm
Duration: 2 Days
Cost: €90/€81 members
Course Level: Beginner/Emerging

All Irish Writers Centre remote courses take place on Irish Standard Time (GMT)

Course Summary:

Podcast & radio techniques, proposals and treatments, audio cues/SFX, integrating sound and audio will be explored in these workshops. Participants will listen to short pieces that prompt ideas and outline techniques. Participants will complete short exercises that will help them better understand how to approach their own work.

Course Outline:

Week 1: Features & Factual -  Introduction to structure, writing for the ear, storytelling, timing, styles, tone, signposts.  

Week 2: Fiction -  Point of view, narration, character, dialogue, setting, contrast.


Course Outcomes: 

An insight into how writing for the ear differs from the page. An understanding of style, format, techniques. Confidence to start their own projects.

Zoë Comyns is a multi award-winning independent radio producer and works across drama, essay, fiction and factual features. She presents and produces Keywords the short writing programmes for RTÉ Radio.  Her programmes have broadcast on RTÉ (Radio 1, Lyric Fm & Extra), Newstalk and BBC Radio 4 and BBC World Service. She is the inaugural podcaster-in-residence at the Royal Irish Academy. She won the 2019 John McGahern Award for Literature for emerging writers. She is a trainer for Learning Waves and has lectured in radio at DCU.

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