Manchán Magan Irish Writers Centre Swift Festival

What would Swift Say? with Manchán Magan

Starts: Sat 25 Nov 2017
Time: 2.00pm – 4.00pm 
Duration: 2 Hours
Cost: €35/€30 Members

Gulliver’s Travels proves the potency of travel writing as a way of exploring  serious issues through a gripping and entertaining narrative. After 300 years the book still has much to teach us about the potential of travel literature to present  and explore vital issues of human concern in an engaging and enlightening manner.  Manchán Magan’s workshop will use Dean Swift’s legacy to coax writers towards a more focused and socially-aware form of travel writing - transforming the sights, sounds and soul of a journey into engaging prose with a strong message. This workshop will lay out techniques and practises to make one’s writing gripping, relevant and even revelatory. 

Manchán Magan is a travel documentary-maker. He has written books on his travels in Africa, India and South America, and wrote the Magan’s World travel column for the Irish Times. He has previously written travel pieces for the GuardianWashington PostLA Times.

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