Writing Opinion Pieces with Eithne Shortall
Starts: Sat 8 June 2019
Time: 10.30am – 4.30pm
Duration: 1 Day
Cost: €80/€70 Members
Learn how to write clearly constructed and thoughtful opinion-piece articles from a journalist with more than a decade's experience. In this one-day course, participants will learn how to order their thoughts, tease out thorny issues and get their opinions down on paper in a publishable state. The course is aimed at those with an interest in journalism, writing about personal experiences, or just those who find it difficult to decide what it is they really think about something - be it a political situation, a play or an international event. The one-day course will help participants to sharpen their writing skills while also developing confidence in their convictions.
Eithne Shortall is an author and the chief arts writer with the Sunday Times Ireland. She has been a journalist with the Sunday Times for more than a decade, interviewing the biggest names in Irish arts and culture as well as writing a fortnightly column entitled Culture Vulture. She is a regular contributor to radio programmes and has worked as a broadcaster with RTE, BBC NI and TG4. She is also the author of two bestselling novels. Love in Row 27 has been translated into 10 languages and optioned for a TV series, while Grace After Henry won best page-turner at the UK's Big Book Awards and was nominated for an Irish Book Award. Her third novel will be published in October.