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Creative Writing Workshops with Billy O’ Callaghan *FULL*
10th Feb - 3rd Mar
Image: Claire Ryan
PLEASE NOTE - THE WORKSHOP ON SATURDAY 3RD MARCH IS CANCELLED DUE TO BAD WEATHER. THIS HAS BEEN RESCHULED FOR SATURDAY MARCH 10TH.
Creative Writing Workshops with Billy O’ Callaghan ***FULL***
In association with the Sustainable Furtures Project
Saturdays: Feb 10 – Sat Mar 03
1.30pm – 4.30pm
Fully Booked - No Spaces Available
Join award winning author Billy O’ Callaghan for a four-week creative writing workshop at Sirius Arts Centre. Looking at some of the ideas that are explored in the Sustainable Futures exhibition, Billy will guide you through the process of creating a short story, fiction/non-fiction or memoir. The culmination of the workshops will be a reading/listening night held at the centre where all participants will have the opportunity to share their stories with the public.
Billy O'Callaghan was born in Cork in 1974, and is the author of three short story collections: 'In Exile' and 'In Too Deep' (2008 and 2009 respectively, both published by Mercier Press), and 'The Things We Lose, The Things We Leave Behind' (2013, published by New Island Books), which was honoured with a Bord Gais Energy Irish Book Award and which has been selected as Cork's 'One City, One Book' for 2017. His first novel, 'The Dead House', was published by Brandon Books, an imprint of O'Brien Press, in May 2017, and is due for publication in the U.S. by Arcade, an imprint of Skyhorse Publishing, in April 2018. He has won and been shortlisted for numerous other honours, including the George A. Birmingham Award, the Lunch Hour Stories Prize, the Molly Keane Creative Writing Award, the Sean O’Faolain Award, the RTE Radio 1 Francis MacManus Award, the Faulkner/Wisdom Award, the Glimmer Train Prize and the Writing Spirit Award. He was also short-listed four times for the RTÉ Radio 1 P.J. O’Connor Award for Drama. He also served as the 2016 Writer-in-Residence for the Cork County Libraries.
Free event – booking essential - email firstname.lastname@example.org with the subject heading ‘Creative Writing’.
In association with the Munster Literature Centre.