Doolin Writer's Weekend

27 March 2015 - 29 March 2015


The Doolin Writer’s weekend, now in its third year, consists of workshops in novel writing, short story writing, poetry writing and song-writing. The weekend features an eclectic mix of music, food, poetry, theatre and literature. One of the big aspects of the weekend is that we are running a short story competition judged by Eilis Ni Dhuibhne with a prize fund of €1000 & publication in The Clare People and a Poetry Competition judged by Salmon Poetry also with a prize of €1000 It is a great opportunity for aspiring writers as well as literary fans & published authors to get together and celebrate everything that is good about Irish Literature. Many artists and writers spent time in Doolin, including J.M. Synge, George Bernard Shaw, Dylan Thomas, Augustus John and Oliver St. John Gogarty. This spring we look forward to welcoming back some of Ireland’s best writers to North Clare.

Friday 27th March
8.00pm - Opening talk by Donal Ryan and announcement of Winner Of Doolin Short Story Competition
9:00pm - Book launch
10:00pm - Intimate gig with John Spillane

Saturday 28th March
10am-2pm - Workshop: Advanced Fiction with Madeleine D’Arcy; Workshop: A Novel Idea with Catherine Dunne; Workshop: Poetry with Dave Lordan; Workshop: Song-writing with John Spillane
2:30pm-5:30pm - Cliffs of Moher walk from Doolin with local farmer Pat Sweeney; Poetry recital at the Cliffs
3pm - 5.30pm - The Writers’ Tent: Readings and music with Eoin O’Neill and very special guests Christine Dwyer Hickey, Dave Lordan, Eleanor Hooker, Graham Allen, Éilís Ní Dhuibhne and more.
8pm - 9:30pm - Theatre Club: An Evening with Peter Sheridan
10pm - Late - Trad Session

Sunday 30th March
10am - 2pm - Workshop: Beginners Fiction with Anthony Glavin; Workshop: Publishing with Tramp Press; Workshop: Writing about family or local history with Marion Reynolds
7pm - 9.30pm - Trad Session in Fitz’s Bar

All Weekend
Photography Exhibition with Hanne T Fisker- ‘Storm & Still through the eyes of a Viking’
Arts & Crafts Fair in Hotel Doolin/Marquee.

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