Mic Drop: Author Event Masterclass with Dave Rudden

Mic Drop: Author Event Masterclass

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Tuesday 11 July 2023

2:00 pm

6:00 pm

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Join bestselling author and event veteran Dave Rudden as he guides you through how to put together a stellar author event.

Max: 20 participants

Admission: €80

Whether you’re a nervous debut, a poet or writer hoping to branch into school events, or simply wish to expand your event portfolio, this four-hour masterclass with Dave Rudden covers everything you need to know about being a gigging author, including but not limited to;


– Your ‘event menu’ – what you can do, what you’re willing to do, and how much you should be charging

– Being yourself on stage – how to build an event that matches your personality, energy and writing style

– Audience interaction – introducing yourself, managing crowds and the dreaded Q & A

– Practicalities – venue management, tech requirements and book sales

– And most importantly, how to manage the life of a gigging author, protect your headspace, and make sure you are only doing the events you want to do.


The workshop also includes a template on putting together your own event menu and a sample presentation allowing you to build your own for use in schools.



Dave Rudden

Dave Rudden is the author of the award-winning Knights of the Borrowed Dark trilogy, as well as three Doctor Who anthologies and numerous works for stage and screen. Since KOTBD was published in 2016, he has...

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