Creative Writing Workshops At Mountains To Sea Festival

Dun Laoghaire Rathdown’s Mountains to Sea book festival is to offer creative writing workshops for the first time as part of this seasons program from Monday 5 through to Friday 9 September.

The workshops will be tutored by established writers including Gerald Dawe, Éilís Ní Dhuibhne, Gerald Stembridge, John Boyne and Molly McLoskey. They will cover most major genres will be covered including poetry, short fiction, the novel, nonfiction and memoir.

The festival is inviting applicants to send in sample pieces of their work for the tutors to assess. The course will cost €95 per successful applicant, neither the cheapest nor the most expensive offer on the market at present.

This wishing to take part must apply by 15 July through the Festival Director, Tim Carey, Dun Laoghaire Rathdown County Council, County Hall, Marine Road, Dun Laoghaire.

This is the third year of the festival which takes place from 1 September until 11 September and which will be headlined this year is Robert Coover.