Summer 2016 - this course has now passed.
These six 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, 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.
Eithne Shortall is chief arts writer with The Sunday Times, Ireland and broadcast contributor to RTÉ and the BBC.
Starts: Thurs 12 May
Time: 6.30pm – 8.30pm
Duration: 6 Weeks
Cost: €165/€150 Members