In Deirdre Sullivan’s second NovelTeens masterclass, she guides us through building a sustainable writing practice, divulging hints and tips that we can use to kickstart a daily routine. She highlights the importance of reading other writers, as well as setting small, achievable goals and sharing your work with your peers.
Launch of Archipelago: A Reader
Dublin Book Festival and MoLI join together for an online event in celebration of the publication of Archipelago: A Reader (The Lilliput Press). A new anthology, Archipelago is one of the most important and influential literary magazines of the last twenty years. Bringing together established and emerging artists, the magazine has contributed to a transformation of creative conversations around islands, coasts and waterways. Archipelago: A Reader is a mixture of poetry, prose, and visual art, including newly commissioned work. Editors Nicholas Allen and Fiona Stafford are joined by a panel of contributors, Moya Cannon, Andrew McNeillie (Archipelago publisher), and Deirdre Ní Chonghaile to discuss their pieces in the collection, the uniqueness of writing about place and people, and the legacy of Archipelago.
In this #NovelTeens mini masterclass, Anna Carey explains that humour doesn’t mean you’re not taking a subject seriously: it can actually be a way of exploring solemn subjects in your writing!
Sarah Webb will guide you in some story prompts and wordplay that will awaken all of your senses. Inspired by poetry from both Edward Thomas and Doireann Ní Ghríofa, Sarah encourages you to use the theme of jellyfish as a springboard for today’s creative bursts!