Literary Workshops 2017

WORDS ALLOWED with DAVE LORDAN

WORDS ALLOWED with DAVE LORDAN
(WORKSHOP FOR TEENAGE WRITERS)

Writer
Dave Lordan

Where
Colaiste Pobail Bheanntraí

Date
Mon 17 July to Fri 21 July 2017

Time
09.30 - 12.30

Cost
€110

Age Range
Teens (14-18 Years)

Back by popular demand, Dave Lordan's legendary Words Allowed workshop for teenage writers returns to the festival in 2017 for the 7th year in a row. Designed to build the creative confidence and expressive ability of teenagers with an interest in writing it combines a high-energy workshop approach with talks and Q&A sessions on being a writer in the contemporary world where multimedia technologies and performance writing are assuming more importance alongside traditional book publishing. As well as covering traditional forms like poem, story, & song, Words Allowed introduces participants to the essentials of Youtubeing & online video production.  In an atmosphere of group support and encouragement for individual creativity, each participant will be facilitated to pursue their own writing interests and to generate new work. The week will be rounded off with a special showcase reading of the participants' work. This is Ireland's leading workshop for teenage writers and demand is always high so please book early to avoid disappointment.

Dave Lordan is a multi-genre writer, performer, editor, and pathbreaking multimedia educator with four acclaimed books & twenty years experience in creativity education & cultural programme design. Check out his colourful new website at davelordan.com or follow Dave Lordan on YouTube or Facebook.

As well as West Cork Literary Festival, Dave has provided workshops for RTÉ, the Irish Film Institute, Dublin City Libraries, Ledbury Poetry Festival, Courthouse Arts Centre, The Irish Countrywomen’s Association, Youthreach, Youthspeaks, Children’s Books Ireland and numerous other schools, institutions and festivals. He teaches creative writing at the Irish Writers Centre and the Big Smoke Writing Factory and he lectures on the MA in Poetry Studies at the Mater Dei Institute and at The American College Dublin.