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Lucky Dozen Talk with Tracy Martin

28th November 2018

Currently writing a new play for The Abbey Theatre and The Complex, writer Tracy Martin adapted two of her stage plays Harder Faster More and Wrapped for RTE Radio’s ‘Drama On One’. In 2017 she won Silver at both the New York Festivals’ Radio Awards and the IMRO Radio Awards and has been nominated for the Fishamble New Writing Award, the First Fortnight Award and the Stewart Parker Award. Most recently she was a finalist in the Prix Europa Awards. Screen Ireland has commissioned her ten minute short Sister This and this will go into production in the new year with Parallel Films.

At 7.30 pm on Thursday, 6 December 2018 at the Guild’s office, Tracy will give a talk to Guild members which will focus on how to how to get your work produced; adapting a theatre play for radio; writing real female characters and how to mix comedy with adult themes and language that some people may find offensive – but others will find absolutely hilarious.

This talk is limited to 12 members of the WGI, and booking is essential.

Lucky Dozen: The Play’s The Thing!

18th April 2018

Act I: You’d like to write a play.  Act II: You have written a play and are not sure what to do with it.  Or, Act III: You’re not sure exactly what shape or form a play should take.

If you are a player in any of the above Acts now’s the time to gather information!

Join other Guild members for a Lucky Dozen talk on ‘Writing for the Stage’ by acclaimed playwright Elaine Murphy.

Elaine’s debut play Little Gem won the Fishamble New Writing Award in 2008, the Carol Tambor Best of Edinburgh Award in 2009, a nomination for Best New Play at the Irish Times Theatre Awards and a Writers’ Guild of Ireland ZeBBie Award in 2009. Her second play Ribbons was commissioned by the Abbey Theatre for The Fairer Sex, a series of short plays written by leading female playwrights. Elaine was the winner of the Stewart Parker BBC Northern Ireland Drama Award in 2009 and her most recent play Shush, an Abbey Theatre commission, premiered in 2013. She is currently under commission from the Abbey Theatre.

The talk will take place from 7 pm – 9 pm on 3 May 2018 at the office of the Writers’ Guild of Ireland, Arthouse, Curved Street, Temple Bar, Dublin 2

The first twelve paid-up Guild members to email: info @ with ‘Elaine Murphy’ in the subject line of the email will secure a place at this valuable talk.

Lucky Dozen: Writing for Games

25th October 2017

With branching storylines, interactive dialogues and players’ choices to juggle, writing for games can’t help but be different from writing for TV or film. Heck, not all games have plots, but they may still need writing. Other games have story, but no dialogue. When they do show up, characters, arcs, beginnings and ends are largely still the same in games as in other media, but how you represent them to players might not be.

If you want to know more about some of the tools and techniques used in writing for games, come join us at 7 pm on Thursday, 16 November when Dave McCabe, writer of The Darkside Detective and Tavern Keeper, will open up some scripts and show you their inner-workings.

If interested, send us a blank email to the office by Tuesday, 7 November, with ‘Lucky Dozen’ in the subject line.

You know the score folks: the first twelve get the lovely plastic chairs, the wine, and the very healthy neon-orange crisps.

Lucky Dozen with Ciaran Creagh

12th April 2017

WGI member and writer/director Ciaran Creagh will give a ‘Lucky Dozen’ talk to Guild members about how he got his short and feature films into production.

Tackling notoriously ‘difficult’ subject matter from homelessness (in the multi award-winning Parked, starring Colm Meaney), the after-effects of clerical child abuse (The Note with Aidan Gillen) to more recently, depression and suicide (in In View which yielded an IFTA nomination for Caoilfhionn Dunne), Ciaran’s films have won numerous industry awards and critical acclaim.

Ciaran will discuss the creative, practical, and financial challenges he faced and how he overcame them in the latest ‘Lucky Dozen’ talk at 7pm on Thursday, 27 April at the Guild’s office; 3rd Floor, Arthouse, Curved Street, Dublin 2.

Paid-up Guild members who’d like to attend should email with ‘Lucky Dozen’ in the subject line by or before 24 April.

Remember, only the first twelve members get a spot.

Book your seat while you can!

August Lucky Dozen

2nd August 2016

The next WGI Lucky Dozen talk will be by Hugh Travers, and will take place at 7 pm on Thursday, 18 August 2016, at the Guild’s office, 3rd Floor, Arthouse, Curved Street, Temple Bar, Dublin 2.

A dozen seats will be allocated to members on a first-come, first-served basis.

Hugh Travers, the writer of the acclaimed three-part drama Trial of the Century which was broadcast on TV3 earlier this year, will give a talk to members of the Guild on his experience of writing the series. In particular, he’ll focus on the specific challenges which can arise when writing a historical or factually-based script. As well as ‘Trial of the Century’, Hugh has written live action drama, comedy, theatre, animation and documentary, including Lambo (which won the PPI Drama Award for Best Radio Play);Green Is The Colour, a hugely successful 4 × 1 hour documentary series for Treasure Entertainment and RTE and Red Rock. He has also written and developed comedy shows for the BBC Worldwide, Channel 4 and Sky and some of his award-winning short films include CrosswordAn CoscSpecial EdThe Big Girl.