Archive for the ‘writing’ Category

Writer’s Seminar

2nd April 2010 by Maura McHugh

An intensive five-hour writer’s seminar will be held at the New Theatre, 43 Essex Street, Temple Bar by the novelist and playwright Paddy Kelly at 11am on Saturday the 10th of April.

The seminar/workshop will cover all aspects of creative writing based on and around character and storyline development in the novella, novel, stageplay and screenplay formats. Participants are encouraged to bring with them a current project of their own with a view towards developing the project to which ever level they seek.

The cost is €60 Euros and includes a three course lunch at Ciao Bella Roma.

To register please email paddy.incanto@gmail.com or ring 085 729 5190.

Apply for Arts Funding Online

25th March 2010 by Maura McHugh

The Arts Council has launched its new online services website so applicants can apply online for Projects and Travel and Training awards via the Internet.

Online services was developed to more efficiently manage funding applications and payments. This new website means that you can:
  • Download application forms and guidelines;
  • Create a profile for banking, tax and contact details (which you can reuse for other applications);
  • Upload the completed application form(s) and up to 20MB of electronic supporting materials;
  • Avail of a one-week deadline extension to complete online applications;
  • (Where successful), submit a payment request or payment schedule with supporting documentation.

In the coming weeks we will be opening up applications for the Touring and Dissemination of Work scheme 2010 via online services. Details of the scheme will be published on our website next week.

How and when to register/signup for online services

We advise you to register immediately for online services as, for security reasons, it may take up to five working days to complete the entire process. We also advise you to submit your final application as early as possible to avoid the heavy traffic on the site in the final days before a deadline.

Script Frenzy

17th March 2010 by Maura McHugh

Are you looking for a writing challenge? Why not take part in Script Frenzy, the international writing event?

The goal is to write 100 pages of original scripted material in 30 days – screenplays, stage plays, TV shows, short films, and graphic novels are all welcome. It must begin no earlier than 12:00:01 AM on April 1 and cease no later than 11:59:59 PM on April 30, local time.

There are no entry fees, prizes or short-lists, just the satisfaction of finally getting that first draft down on paper.

To find out how to take part go to the web site and sign up.

Creative Thinking Techniques

8th March 2010 by Maura McHugh


FÁS Screen Training Ireland is running a course on Creative Thinking Techniques on the 29th of March in Dublin.

This one day programme is aimed at all sectors of the film and television industry.

Course Profile:
Participants will hone their creative thinking techniques.
Topics will include:
• Creative thinking techniques
• Ideas generation
• The Disney Strategy
This course is supported by Bord Scannán na hÉireann/The Irish Film Board.

It costs €100.00 and applications are processed via the web site.

IWC Publishing Day

2nd March 2010 by Maura McHugh

The Irish Writers Centre is hosting a Publishing Day on Saturday March 20th from 10am – 4.30pm.

The Irish Writers’ Centre is hosting an information day on publishing for writers and other interested parties. The day will feature talks with literary agent Jonathan Williams, commissioning editor for Hachette Books Ciara Considine, digital publishing expert Eoin Purcell, acclaimed novelist John Boyne (author of The Boy in the Striped Pyjamas) and literary marketing expert Cormac Kinsella. There will be opportunities for question and answer sessions with our guest speakers. The day will start at 10am with registration and run until 4.30pm. Tickets are €50 and can be booked by paying online or calling the Centre.