Tuesday, January 6, 2015

Playwriting Workshops with Deirdre Kinehan

Continuing the Meath County Council Arts Office FEACH professional training and mentorship programme, the Arts Office is pleased to announce a two day Literary Associate Writer’s Programme for emerging writers from Meath with acclaimed playwright Deirdre Kinehan.

The focus of playwriting workshops is 'Story'. How to generate and exploit story for drama and conflict- How to keep an audience engaged and guessing - How to manipulate story to its greatest effect keeping the drama vibrant, shifting and surprising.

During the course the participants will devise a new character and story completing a tiny play over the two days.

Deirdre Kinehan is actively involved in the Irish Theatre Sector both as Playwright and Producer. Her latest play, Spinning, premiered at the Dublin Theatre Festival 2014.  She is currently under commission to Manhattan Theatre Club New York and Fishamble Theatre Company.

Deirdre is co-writing her first feature film with the support of the The Irish Film Board and has another feature in development with BLINDER films, Dublin. She is published by Nick Herne Books.

This playwriting programme is an excellent opportunity for writers in Meath to discuss their work and professional development with an experienced and acclaimed writer. The workshop will run from 10.30am – 3.30pm daily in the Blackwater Suite of the Headfort Arms Hotel, Kells.

Places are limited to ten participants and the fee is €80 for the course. All bookings are through artsoffice@meathcoco.ie or 046 9097414

No comments: