Writers’ weekend

Mayo County Council Arts Office is in the midst of its preparations for the 2009 Force 12 Writers’ Weekend which is taking place this year from Friday June 12 to Sunday June 14 in Belmullet.

Patrick Cotter will direct the weekend, with a host of well-known writers including Billy Ramsell, Clare Wigfall, John Corless, Liz O’Donaghue, Paula Meehan, Theo Dorgan and William Wall and writer-in-residence, Éilís Ní Dhuibhne.

The weekend allows a platform for unpublished writers to read from their work and also to meet other writers to discuss writing. There will also be workshops in: poetry, creative non-fiction, the short story and reading in public. There will be readings by professional guest writers on the Friday and Saturday evenings with participating writer’s groups on the Saturday afternoon and Sunday morning. The readings on Sunday will be followed by a farewell lunch.

Attendance at all events is free. Places at the workshops are limited, and filling up quickly so it is essential to book. If you wish to attend any of the events or require further information please contact: Mayo County Council Arts Office at 094 902 4444, ext 7558 & 7560; [email protected].


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