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Courses and Workshops thread [post any course/workshop info here]

  • 18-03-2010 4:55pm
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    Registered Users Posts: 1,924 Fatboydim


    I'm holding a scriptwriting Workshop in Westport, County Mayo 14th/ 15th /16th May

    The cost for the three days is €120. Unlike many of these courses I actually have extensive experience in the industry and you can check me out on imdb here:

    http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0172016/

    Anyone who needs accommodation I will try to get some special rates. Also if people are interested in house sharing I'll find out rates for that too.

    I will require a *€20 deposit.

    Also I would like examples of your work sent to me before hand if you have any.

    You can email me direct via [email protected]

    or post suggestions etc here.

    I'll also guarantee that anyone who is not happy with the course can get their money back. [Except the deposit for obvious reasons]


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  • Registered Users Posts: 1,924 Fatboydim


    I'm holding a scriptwriting Workshop in Westport, County Mayo 14th / 15th / 16th May

    The cost for the three days is €120. Unlike many of these courses I actually have extensive experience in the industry and you can check me out on imdb here:

    http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0172016/

    Anyone who needs accommodation I will try to get some special rates. Also if people are interested in house sharing I'll find out rates for that too.

    I will require a *€20 deposit.

    Also I would like examples of your work sent to me before hand if you have any.

    You can email me direct via [email protected]

    or post suggestions etc here.

    I'll also guarantee that anyone who is not happy with the course can get their money back. [Except the deposit for obvious reasons]


  • Moderators, Arts Moderators Posts: 32,865 Mod ✭✭✭✭ pickarooney


    Hi Len,

    Did you write The Covies?


  • Registered Users Posts: 1,924 Fatboydim


    Yes I did - So that's one customer lost then :D


  • Registered Users Posts: 621 ✭✭✭ detoxkid


    Hey there, what time is the course held at?


  • Registered Users Posts: 1,924 Fatboydim


    From 18.00 on the Friday. I'll do a welcome session that will be somewhat informal to allow people who are traveling time to get to the venue. If anyone's going to be really late on the Friday then I'll take them through the session when they arrive - so they don't miss out.

    Then we'll start 10.30 through to 18.00 on Sat and 10.30 - 17.00 on Sunday to allow people to get the 17.45 train.


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  • Registered Users Posts: 1,924 Fatboydim


    Please note date change.


  • Registered Users Posts: 1,924 Fatboydim


    Please note date change I've decided to go for the weekend in May.


  • Registered Users Posts: 5,046 Culchie


    Hi Len,

    Would this be aimed at total beginners, or people with experience only?


  • Registered Users Posts: 1,924 Fatboydim


    Quiet a few absolute beginners. When I did these in the UK you'd always get a good cross section. I'd look after you :D


  • Registered Users Posts: 1,924 Fatboydim


    The dates are 14- 16th May 2010.


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  • Registered Users Posts: 1,924 Fatboydim


    No sooner do I write that than there is a change LOL.

    It's May 28th / 29th and 30th at the Castlecourt Hotel, Westport.


  • Registered Users Posts: 1,924 Fatboydim


    Again a slight change - But now definite and booked. Set in stone.

    It's 28th, 29th and 30th May.

    Venue is the Castlecourt Hotel - Westport.

    Welcome session Friday 28th May between 17.00 18.00 - Then two hour intro.

    Saturday 29th May. Start at 10.30. Break for lunch 13.00, and then 14.00 - 17.00

    Sunday 30th May. Start at 11.00. Break for lunch at 13.00. Then 14.00 - 17.00

    The cost for the course is €120.

    I'll have rates for accommodation nearer the time, but I expect them to be reasonable and there is plenty of rooms in Westport. I can also look into cottage hire for anyone interested.

    I will require a €20 deposit which is non-refundable. That can be sent to:

    Len Collin, Knockrooskey, Westport, Co Mayo. I can also do Paypal if that's more convenient. Just let me know.

    email: [email protected]


  • Registered Users Posts: 1,924 Fatboydim


    Again a slight change - But now definite and booked. set in stone now.

    It's 28th, 29th and 30th May.

    Venue is the Castlecourt Hotel - Westport.

    Welcome session Friday 28th May between 17.00 18.00 - Then two hour intro.

    Saturday 29th May. Start at 10.30. Break for lunch 13.00, and then 14.00 - 17.00

    Sunday 30th May. Start at 11.00. Break for lunch at 13.00. Then 14.00 - 17.00

    The cost for the course is €120.

    I'll have rates for accommodation nearer the time, but I expect them to be reasonable and there is plenty of rooms in Westport. I can also look into cottage hire for anyone interested.

    I will require a €20 deposit which is non-refundable. That can be sent to:

    Len Collin, Knockrooskey, Westport, Co Mayo. I can also do Paypal if that's more convenient. Just let me know.

    email: [email protected]


  • Moderators, Social & Fun Moderators, Society & Culture Moderators, Regional North Mods, Regional West Moderators Posts: 81,471 Mod ✭✭✭✭ biko


    Moved from Mayo to Creative Writing.
    I do not allow advertisements in West, maybe they do.


  • Registered Users Posts: 1,924 Fatboydim


    Bump


  • Registered Users Posts: 1,924 Fatboydim


    It's 28th, 29th and 30th May.

    Venue is the Castlecourt Hotel - Westport.

    Welcome session Friday 28th May between 17.00 18.00 - Then two hour intro.

    Saturday 29th May. Start at 10.30. Break for lunch 13.00, and then 14.00 - 17.00

    Sunday 30th May. Start at 11.00. Break for lunch at 13.00. Then 14.00 - 17.00

    The cost for the course is €120.

    I'll have rates for accommodation nearer the time, but I expect them to be reasonable and there is plenty of rooms in Westport. I can also look into cottage hire for anyone interested.

    I will require a €20 deposit which is non-refundable. That can be sent to:

    Len Collin, Knockrooskey, Westport, Co Mayo. I can also do Paypal if that's more convenient. Just let me know.

    email: [email protected]


  • Registered Users Posts: 2,613 evilivor


    Hoep this may of interest to some…

    Workshops at West Cork Literary Festival

    Booking has opened for a wide range of Workshops that will be held this July as part of the West Cork Literary Festival in Bantry. The Festival will host workshops covering a range of topics from Writing Crime; Short Fiction; Graphic Novels or Writing for Stage or Songwriting to and each will be presented by experts in their particular field.

    Early booking is essential as each workshop will be limited to a maximum of 15 participants on a first come, first served, basis.

    Writing Short Fiction” will be presented by writer/poet Nuala Ní Chonchúir while novelist Alex Barclay will present “Writing Crime”. Owen O’Neill presents “Poetry: Writing and Performing” while Sue Leonard’s workshop is on the theme of “Freelance Journalism”.

    Celine Kiernan will give a workshop on “The Graphic & Fantasy Novel” and author Peter Cunningham presents “Fiction”. “Poetry” is the subject of James Harpur’s workshop while Catherine Dunne will advise on “Writing For Women”.

    Agent and lecturer Jonathan Williams will give a workshop on "Being Published"; Ursula Rani Sarma will showcase “Writing for the Stage” and Julie Feeney will present a workshop on “Song Writing”.

    The cost of the workshops is €175 for five days and all workshops run concurrently at Ardscoil Phobal, Chapel Street, Bantry from Monday 5th to Friday 9th July.

    Booking for the Workshops at the West Cork Literary Festival is on 027 55987 or email: [email protected]. Michael Palin, Eavan Boland, Anthony Horowitz and John Boyne are just four of the guests appearing at this year’s Festival.

    The festival runs in Bantry from July 4th to 10th.

    For more information on the 2010 West Cork Literary Festival visit www.westcorkliteraryfestival.ie


  • Moderators, Arts Moderators Posts: 32,865 Mod ✭✭✭✭ pickarooney


    Len, just to let you know I'll be moving this thread as soon as I find a suitable place to put it.


  • Registered Users Posts: 1,924 Fatboydim


    no problem - by all means remove it if you like.


  • Moderators, Arts Moderators Posts: 32,865 Mod ✭✭✭✭ pickarooney


    Renamed the thread and will redirect any other workshop related posts into this one. Stickied.


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  • Banned (with Prison Access) Posts: 169 ✭✭ bigsmokewriting


    Yay, workshops thread! :)

    There's a range of workshops for beginning, continuing and advanced (i.e. starting to publish) writers at the Big Smoke Writing Factory, 7 Lower Hatch St, Dublin 2. Booking is available online at http://www.bigsmokewritingfactory.com/, via post, or at open days (upcoming open days include Thursday 6th May 5.30-8pm and Saturday 8th May 2-5pm). Workshops are taught by members of the Big Smoke team, a group of experienced writers and facilitators who bring their dual expertise to the workshop environment, as well as guest teachers.

    Beginning To Write classes
    TUESDAY, 10.30am-12.30pm, starting May 18, 2010. €200, 8 weeks
    THURSDAY, 10.30am-12.30pm, starting May 13, 2010. €150, 6 weeks
    MONDAY, 7pm-9pm, starting June 14, 2010. €150, 6 weeks
    THURSDAY, 7pm-9pm, starting May 13, 2010. €150, 6 weeks

    Beyond Beginners class ('next step' after beginners')
    THURSDAY, 7pm-9pm, starting June 3, 2010. €150, 6 weeks

    Novel In Progress workshop
    MONDAY, 6.30pm-8.30pm, starting May 10, 2010. €200, 8 weeks

    The Poetry Workshop
    TUESDAY, 6.30pm-8.30pm, starting June 8, 2010. €150, 6 weeks

    Angst and Adventure (workshop in children's and young adult fiction)
    WEDNESDAY, 7pm-9pm, starting May 12, 2010. €200, 8 weeks

    Adventures in Food and Travel Writing
    WEDNESDAY, 7pm-9pm, starting May 12, 2010. €250, 10 weeks


    One day workshops:

    Brave New Worlds: Speculative Fiction Workshop (science fiction, fantasy & horror writing)
    SUNDAY, full day, May 30, 2010. €120

    Beginning To Write
    SATURDAY, full day, June 19, 2010. €100

    Write 6 Poems in One Day
    SATURDAY, full day, June 26, 2010. €100

    Creative Writing for Teens (ages 13-17)
    FRIDAY, full day, July 9, 2010. €100

    Beginning A Memoir
    SATURDAY, full day, July 10, 2010. €100

    Drama and Creative Writing
    SATURDAY, full day, July 10, 2010. €100

    Touching Base: Keeping up with your writing over the summer
    SATURDAY, full day, July 17, 2010. €100


    No previous writing experience is required for Beginning To Write, or for some of the one-day courses, though we do recommend that participants in more specialist courses have some writing experience. Any queries to [email protected] or 086-840-7756.


  • Closed Accounts Posts: 2 xsbabble


    This year Mia Gallagher and Nell McCafferty come to Tarifa, south of Spain to teach In The Write Light workshops.
    Mia's Workshop: WRITING WITH DRAMA 7 to 11 July
    Nell's Workshop: CONQUERING MEMOIR 22 to 26 Sept.

    For more info www.inthewritelight.com


  • Registered Users Posts: 1,924 Fatboydim


    Write Time
    Scriptwriting Workshop

    With

    Len Collin
    Writer on Covies, Ultimate Force, The Clinic, Single Handed, The Bill, London’s Burning, Soldier Soldier, Eastenders, Casualy, Holby City, Thief Takers, The Chief and Mickey Midas.

    Castlecourt Hotel - Westport - Co Mayo
    28th -30th May 2010-05-13
    Cost - €120


    This three day workshop will find the budding screenwriter in you.

    Fri – 18.00 – Reception
    19.00 – 20.00 - Introduction to course

    Sat – 10.30 – 17-30 with break for lunch
    Sun – 10.30 – 17.00 with break for lunch

    We will cover:
    Structure, Character, Plot, Themes, Dialogue, Research, Writers Block, Hooks, Heroes and Villains, Genre etc. What should be in a treatment. How to flesh out ideas. Research. How to apply Stanislavski to your script. Working with script editors. working with actors. Working with Directors. Working with producers. Pitfalls for the new writer. Finding your voice.

    If possible please watch the film “Some Like It Hot”

    Contact email [email protected]


  • Registered Users Posts: 1,924 Fatboydim


    There's a limited number of spaces left now - So anyone wishing to travel up please PM me to avoid disappointment as I'd hate to have to turn people away and I know the hotel's conference rooms are fully booked so moving to a larger room is not an option.


  • Banned (with Prison Access) Posts: 169 ✭✭ bigsmokewriting


    Hi everyone,

    Just a quick post to let you all know about our next Open Day at the Big Smoke Writing Factory on June 17th from 6-9pm. Anyone interested should drop into 7 Lower Hatch Street, Dublin 2. Come along to choose from a wide range of creative writing courses and workshops happening this summer.

    Hope to see you there, we'll have the kettle on!

    For more information, find us on Facebook or check out www.bigsmokewritingfactory.com


  • Registered Users Posts: 1,924 Fatboydim


    Pauric - couldn't reply in other thread. But yes it went well - I''m getting lots of requests for more. So I'm looking at options. Might do one in Dublin next. Anyone interested in other areas please PM me to save this thread getting overrun.

    My iMDB page is here


  • Closed Accounts Posts: 2 Truthmonster


    Sorry I missed that. Mayo a bit far away. Ever do any courses in Cork?
    Fatboydim wrote: »
    I'm holding a scriptwriting Workshop in Westport, County Mayo 14th/ 15th /16th May

    The cost for the three days is €120. Unlike many of these courses I actually have extensive experience in the industry and you can check me out on imdb here:

    http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0172016/

    Anyone who needs accommodation I will try to get some special rates. Also if people are interested in house sharing I'll find out rates for that too.

    I will require a *€20 deposit.

    Also I would like examples of your work sent to me before hand if you have any.

    You can email me direct via [email protected]

    or post suggestions etc here.

    I'll also guarantee that anyone who is not happy with the course can get their money back. [Except the deposit for obvious reasons]


  • Registered Users Posts: 38 ✭✭✭ olive2


    Creative Writing Ink provides writing classes and a critique and editorial service for aspiring writers. All our tutors are professional and published writers. No previous writing experience is necessary and our tutors work with students at their own level.

    We run online creative writing courses, where students can develop their writing skills through one-to-one exercises, lectures and critiques. Our courses are structured in such a way that will allow students to fit their writing in and around their own schedule.

    Creative Writing Ink also provides Cork-based writing workshops and a manuscript critique service.

    Our online courses and class-based workshops include start a novel, beginners creative writing, poetry, how to blog, screenwriting, memoir writing, writing for children among others.

    For online courses, all you need is internet access. Prices start at €95.00 for a 4 week online course or a one day workshop.

    Online Courses
    The courses below are all on demand and on a rolling basis, apart from the Writing for Children course.
    Beginners Creative Writing 10 weeks Adam Wyeth €250.00
    How to Blog 4 weeks Niamh Griffin €95.00
    Poetry 6 weeks Leanne O’ Sullivan €150.00
    Memoir Writing 10 weeks Ivy Bannister €250.00
    Writing for Children 6 weeks Oisin McGann €190.00 - start date July 19th 2010

    Writing Workshops
    Weekend Workshop
    Beginners Creative Writing Cork City; Venue TBC Saturday 11th & Sunday 12th September 10.30 a.m.-4.30 pm Adam Wyeth €160
    Start a Novel Cork City; Venue TBC Saturday 18th & Sunday 19th September 10.30 a.m.-4.30 pm Mary Malone €160
    Poetry Cork City; Venue TBC Saturday 16th & Sunday 17th October 10.30 a.m.-4.30 pm Leanne O’ Sullivan €160
    Memoir Writing Cork City; Venue TBC Saturday 6th November 10.30 a.m.- 4 pm Ivy Bannister €95

    For further information, please visit www.creativewriting.ie or email [email protected]


  • Registered Users Posts: 1,924 Fatboydim


    Sorry I missed that. Mayo a bit far away. Ever do any courses in Cork?

    No plans to at the moment - However if there is a demand. I've had quite a number of enquiries - So maybe later in the year.


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  • Banned (with Prison Access) Posts: 169 ✭✭ bigsmokewriting


    We are having an Open Day at The Big Smoke Writing Factory this evening from 6-9pm. Drop in for a cup of tea and a chat about our exciting creative writing courses to 7 Lower Hatch Street, Dublin 2. ;)


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