The Hedge School Creative Writing Workshops - Bringing your story to life.
These workshops are intended for those working on or hoping to work on novels, short stories, memoir. The workshops may also be of interest to people working on theatre pieces.
Please bring writing materials.
Morning 1 : Finding a story : Looking at the places in which we find stories to tell; creating credible characters; using your voice. Facilitator Angela Keogh
Morning 2 : Telling a story: Examining the structure of a story through the creation of plot, dialogue and the arc of the narrative. Facilitator John MacKenna
Morning 3 : Getting the story to an audience: We'll look at editing; finding an agent/publisher; self-publication and reading for an audience.
Tickets €150.00 (inc. booking fee)
(No single day tickets)
Playwright Frances Harney will guide you through the various elements required to produce a written piece for on stage performance. The workshop will cover all areas including:
-building on an initial idea
-creating an outline of the plot
-establishing a context/setting/time
-choosing a genre
-considering a theme
-working on dialogue and tone
-deciding on structure
-making directional notes
-questions and answers.
Tickets €50 (inc. booking fee)
Tickets €25.00 inc booking fee
We ask you to arrive about 10 minutes before the start time. We will bring the group into the venue and ask them to leave their bags and coats in the space designated and give them name tags. We will then head into the workshop space. Once the group are all sitting at their space, we will begin the workshop.
We start by working all together as one group, building up a story together. The group story document will be displayed on a projector screen and one of our mentors will type up thoughts and suggestions that the group have, guided by our facilitator. Another of our volunteers will complete illustrations to accompany the class story.
After the first hour, we will allow time for a short break for a snack, fresh air and movement.
Having worked as a group for the first half we will invite the children to begin individual writing, sitting at tables, supported closely by our volunteer mentor team. We will allow approximately 30 minutes for this part and then invite anyone who wishes to share what they have created to do so.
At the end of the workshop, we will show the children their completed story and the Illustrator’s pictures and say goodbye to our newly published authors and remind them to check the Fighting Words website, as the participants will be able to see their story published online.
Suitable for 9-12 year olds
In this workshop, embodiment coach David Delaney will explore a whole body approach to the creative process, helping you to create your own embodied toolkit for your work.
If you struggle with creative anxiety, procrastination, imposter syndrome, overwhelm or you're just looking to approach your work in new and creative ways, this workshop is for you.