Autumn 2015 - this course has now passed.
These eight evening workshops will allow participants to develop the skills necessary to write arts interviews, reviews, criticism and broader, long-form cultural analysis pieces that would be suitable for newspapers and other publications – print and online. The classes will focus on how to structure an article, select suitable subject matter and keep audiences engaged. Different forms of arts writing will be explored with students getting a chance to try their hand at each one and receive detailed feedback. Run in association with Books Ireland magazine, this course will provide participants with a newly published book for review. All reviews will be read by the magazine's editor and considered for publication. The course will also give participants a practical grounding in how to pitch ideas to editors and a list of suitable contacts. Suitable for practiced writers and novices.
Eithne Shortall is chief arts writer with The Sunday Times, Ireland and broadcast contributor to RTÉ and the BBC.Starts: Mon 5 Oct
Time: 6.30pm – 8.30pm
Duration: 8 Weeks
Cost: €220/€200 Members
Praise for Eithne Shortall's courses:
'Eithne ran an enjoyable and useful course. She's a natural teacher! Gave honest feedback, didn't sugar-coat it but neither was she harsh, just constructive -- exactly what you want when you've paid for a course like this. Also great at encouraging us to be similarly confident and honest in giving our opinions and in our writing.' (Autumn 2014)