Monday 15 June 2009

West Cork Workshops

The West Cork Literary Festival (6-11 July) have a number of places available on its workshop programme. Of particular interest are:

Writing for the Screen with Ferdia Mac Anna

This workshop will be an introduction to the basics of screenwriting and cover the Three Act structure, the creation of Character within the screenplay, the basic rules of conflict, screen comedy and dialogue, visual writing and other craft tools. It is advised that before the workshop, participants should watch two of the following three movies: Casablanca, Juno and As Good As It Gets.

Writing for the Stage with Billy Roche

This workshop will consist of readings and discussions and built-in dramaturgy, the do's and dont's of creative writing: setting, character, storyline, the power of mythology and psychology and their place in the craft of writing along with advice on beginnings and endings and the stuff in-between. If any workshop participants have written work, Billy would like to be able to read it in advance of the week, so please forward this to the West Cork Literary Festival office.

Writing for Radio with Rory Kilalea

This will be an interactive and collaborative workshop which culminate in each participant writing a ten-minute radio play with defined characters, a storyline and a structure which engages the audience. Areas covered will include the medium of radio writing and how it differs from theatre, film or television, the techniques to realise sound stories, the idea, structure and characters.

Information on how to book a place on the workshops is available from the web site.

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