I'm delighted to be facilitating some workshops in relation to this project by Kildare Arts Service....
Kildare County Council Arts Service invites writers (aged 12 +) living in or from County Kildare, to submit a short story to be included in the CD ‘Stories for the Ear. Volume 4’.
10 stories will be selected. Five from writers aged 12-21 and five from writers 21+.
'To assist writers, Niamh Boyce, author of ‘The Herbalist’ will be delivering workshops throughout the Library Network to offer support and advice on writing a story to be heard out loud.
During the workshop you will cover
- The differences between writing for the reader and writing for the listener.
- Beginnings to hook the listener.
- Writing convincing characters.
- Pacing, tone and voice.
- Cutting the flab from your story
- Newbridge: Sat - April 5th - 2.30pm
- Leixlip: Sat - April 12th - 3pm
- Celbridge: Sat - April 26th - 3pm
- Kildare Town: Sat - May 10th - 2.30pm
- Naas: Sat - May 17th - 2.30pm
- Maynooth Sat - May 24th - 3pm
Volume 1 - 3 can be accessed by clicking HERE. To guarantee your place please contact the relevant Library branch. Contact details for all Libraries are available HERE
Successful writers will:
- Have their story professionally recorded in the Platform4 Audio and Digital Media Studio
- Receive a once off payment of €120 for having their story included.
- Have their work showcased on the Kildare Arts Service Website and Kildare Arts Service’s Youtube channel
How to apply:
Please email (preferred) or post a copy of your short story to Eoghan Doyle in the Arts Service at the address below, along with a biography and picture of yourself, and your contact information.
Closing date for applications is Friday 12th September 2014.