Saturday, October 23, 2010

National Novel Writing Month - November

Dermot Bolger joins the Irish Writers' Centre in promoting National Novel Writing Month.

The Irish Writers’ Centre is delighted to welcome award winning poet, playwright and novelist Dermot Bolger to the Centre on Friday 29th October at 2pm to kick-start National Novel Writing Month 2010. They are awarding 12 contestants the opportunity to participate in a free 2 hour Novel Writing workshop with Bolger. They will then be opening up the centre to the 12 individuals Monday to Friday for the month of November, offering a writing space and facilities.

Interested parties are invited to send an email or letter to the Irish Writers’ Centre with 100 words stating why they believe they should be chosen to participate. The Centre encourages aspiring and established writers to partake. The winning candidates will be chosen by a panel of judges made up of staff members and tutors of the Irish Writers’ Centre.

Submissions should be sent with contact emails and telephone numbers to Closing date: 26th October 2010

Grace Tierney is the the municipal liaison for National Novel Writing Month in Ireland North East (Louth, Cavan, Monaghan and Meath). The challenge is for writers of any age to write 50,000 words of a novel during the 30 days of November. This year in the 11th and there are nearly 2,000 writers participating in Ireland in this free online creative writing programme and over 100,000 worldwide.

There will also be real-world write-in meetings during the month of November in the D Hotel, Drogheda, Co Louth starting at 10am on October 31st, with regular Write-in sessions at 8pm each Sunday in November. But writers can simply register on the website and get writing. If you’ve any questions, please ask Grace: If there are enough interested writers in your own area, you can host your own write-ins during November. Just contact Grace.

1 comment:

AquaMarina said...

great post about nanowrimo Michael - I've picked up the baton and I mention you on my blog!