Wednesday, March 22, 2017

Finally... & A Workshop

Just back to blogging, after a bit of a hiatus, with some bits of news... the final draft of my novel has just been (finally, finally!) printed off -  and its just in time to let me travel to Tipperary and facilitate a First Novel, Second Novel workshop...

Photo by @ lorrainemurphydooley

The title refers to my recent novels - both were inspired by true stories, the first by an Indian Herbalist in the 1930s, and this latest work, by a medieval witchcraft trial. 

In the workshop I'll be reading extracts from both, The Herbalist and Her Kind, and talking about writing fiction inspired by real events - covering research, setting, characters - and that difficult question - how much fact, and how much fiction? Participants will also do a little writing themselves. 

Its a three hour evening workshop, and is open to anyone interested in writing. Organized by The Source Arts Centre, Thurles, Co Tipperary - it takes place at 7 pm, tomorrow - Thursday 23rd March. 


1st Book, 2nd BookNiamh Boyce

Niamh Boyce
THU23MAR 2017




7pm to 10pm
Niamh Boyce is currently working on her second novel. Her first ‘The Herbalist’ (Penguin Ireland) won Newcomer of the Year at the Irish Book Awards 2013 and was long-listed for the IMPAC Award. 'The Herbalist' details the arrival of an enigmatic figure in small-town Ireland in the 1930's and the ramifications of his dealings with the women in that town. This practical workshop will look at the utilisation of local stories as subject matter and how they can be interpreted and developed to tell universal truths. Niamh will also discuss the process of editing - specifically in relation to working on her second novel.
Strictly limited to 10 places
Please book directly through box office 0504 90204. Ring or call to the desk during box office hours. 


Martin said...

Keep us posted about the second novel, Niamh. When will it be available?

Words A Day said...

I will Martin, it should be out early 2019.