Saturday, June 22, 2013

North West Writing Weekend

North West Words group has organised a very interesting Writing Weekend in Letterkenny, Co. Donegal  on the weekend July 19-21 2013.

Weekend Programme:
Friday July 19
Launch at Café Blend, High Road, Letterkenny. 7.30pm
Reading by workshop facilitators, with music by Seoirse O’Dochartaigh

Saturday July 20 
Gallagher’s Hotel, Upper Main Street, Letterkenny
9.30am Registration
10.00-11.30am Workshop 1:
Collage Workshop or Deepening Your Writing Practice

12.00-1.30pm Workshop 2:
Turning Memories into Writing or Writing for Younger Readers

2.30-4.00pm Publishing Panel Chaired Discussion with Declan Meade of Stinging Fly Press, John Walsh and Lisa Frank of Doire Press and wordlegs editor Elizabeth Reapy

4.00-5.00pm Café Blend
Reading by Freya McClements, Deirdre Hines, with music by Shay Halligan, and Open Mic

8.00pm Gallagher’s Hotel
Reading by workshop facilitators, with music by Simon Mc Cafferty, and Open Mic

Sunday July 21 
Gallagher’s Hotel
9.30am Registration
10-12.30pm Poetry Workshop
1.30-4.00pm Techniques in Editing Fiction or
Poetry Clinic with John Walsh

Facilitators and Contributors include Celine McGlynn, Ellen Factor, Kathryn Daily, Denise Blake, Malachy Doyle, Declan Meade, Lisa Frank, John Walsh, Gréagóir Ó Dúill and Janice Fitzpatrick Simmons.

Course fee: Saturday only: €40. Sunday only: €50. Both days: €80. Course fee includes entry to all readings and open mic events over the weekend. Fee must be paid in full at the time of booking. Places are limited so early booking is advised. Bursaries may be available for those who need financial assistance with the fee.

Work must be submitted by email in advance for Sunday’s master classes, further details on booking.

Preferences allocated on a first come first served basis.
Enquiries to Bookings and payment by cheque or postal order to NWW Writing Weekend, 54 Thornberry, Letterkenny, Co Donegal

North West Words has been hosting monthly poetry and prose readings in Letterkenny since 2010. They publish a quarterly magazine of writing and arts news which they distribute across Donegal free of charge. They run an annual schools poetry competition and last year they organised their first poetry competition for adults. In the summer they present events at festivals in Donegal.

Remarkably, they run on donations, support from the County Arts Office and from Donegal Local Development Company Ltd (DLDC) under the Local and Community Development Programme 2013.

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