The Write Time Festival is Fingal Libraries month-long celebration of creative writing, which takes place in September. Inclusion is a cornerstone on which the workshops are built. Flish McCarthy will facilitate classes for over 60’s to explore different forms of writing and share knowledge and aspirations that may have, until now, not found space in busy working lives.
Fiona O’Rourke will explore the short story form on zoom and encourage discussion on the elements of crafting a story as well as guided writing sessions to generate ideas. Judi Sutherland will facilitate poetry workshops exploring our response to art and how it can inspire creative writing in many forms. Judi will also facilitate workshops around metaphor and the power of imagery. Flish McCarthy will guide you through nature writing using the senses, helping you understand how writing can explore and articulate our relationship to nature. Anne McDonald will facilitate workshops on identity, and how we can look to the past and our heritage, both local and from far-away places to craft memoir or stories. She will also facilitate a session on memoir and the five senses.
For people who want to explore having their writing published, the Festival will finish with a interactive panel discussion with Fiona O’Rourke and Anne McDonald. This will be an opportunity for you to find out how get your work ready for publication, how to go about getting published and where the best places to send your work will be
Please note that the details of events listed above are provided by the relevant Local Authorities.