Friday, 1 November 2013

Professional Development Day for Writers - IWC

A great new event at the Dublin Book Festival - a professional development day for writers. This looks brilliant and I am definitely going. I am always moaning about the lack of supports for mid-career writers (everything seems to be aimed at newbies or famous people), so I am thrilled to see New Island and the Irish Writers' Centre presenting such a  practical workshop at a good price. Details:

Professional Development Day, Sunday November 17th
On Sunday, November 17th, from 9.30-16.00, New Island Books and the Irish Writers’ Centre are hosting a Professional Development Day for published authors as part of the Dublin Book Festival. The event will consist of a series of workshops designed to help writers develop their careers.

Eoin Purcell, Editorial Director of New Island Books, will discuss how the publishing industry works, emphasising what it is that publishers seek from authors and going through in detail the work flow and financial realities of book publishing.

Margaret E. Ward, Journalist and CEO of Clear Ink communications agency will cover the practical aspects of promotion for writers and their work through the media. Eoin Purcell and Margaret E. Ward will be joined by journalist and broadcaster, Audrey Carville who will moderate a panel discussion entitled, ‘What Supports do Professional Writers Need?’

In order to book a place on the Professional Development Day you must be a published author with a recognised publisher. To check eligibility for this event please click here.

Cost: €60 (€50 members)

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