Wednesday, 21st March 2012
Brisk booking for events at Waterford Writers' Weekend
Well priced events with a variety of well-known authors are selling well for the annual Waterford Writers' Weekend. Sarah Webb, Monica McInerney, Niamh Green and Sinead Moriarty, hugely successful Irish authors, will discuss "What Makes A Bestseller" in Greyfriars Gallery on March 24th at 7.30 p.m.
"Talking Titanic", a timely and popular discussion about the ill-fated liner and its personal impact will take place with best selling journalist Martina Devlin and Titanic author Hazel Gaynor in Greyfriars on March 25th at 2 p.m.
Information about these and all other festival events are available at http://www.waterfordwritersweekend.ie. Bookings can be made at Garter Lane Arts Centre at http://www.garterlane.ie or by phoning 051 855038.
"Our workshop programme has been expanded to offer a range of assistance to aspiring authors. In the past we have found that workshops are in huge demand, and we have offered them at a competitive price so they are available to anyone who wishes to begin writing, to find their niche area or assistance with the tricky world of publishing" according to festival organizer Katherine Collins. "Successfully published writers including crime fiction author Arlene Hunt and creative writing facilitator Claire Hennessy will provide expert help for those whom wish to learn more about writing for particular audiences in a relaxed and intimate environment."
Headlining events at the Writers' Weekend include discussions with investigative journalist Donal McIntyre of "Dancing on Ice" fame, former Beruit hostage Brian Keenan and world explorer Tim Severin. Workshops for children have proven extremely popular and are sold out, but young people will have an opportunity to meet their favourite authors Judi Curtin, Sarah Webb and Oisin McGann at "The Ideas Workshop" in Garter Lane Theatre on March 24th at 2 p.m. Local writing will also be well represented by historian Jack O'Neill whose latest book "A Concise History of Waterford" will be launched by editor of Waterford Today Paddy Gallagher in Central Library on Friday March 23rd at 2 p.m.. "Come the Sails" choral performance will be the finale of the festival in Christchurch Cathedral on March 25th at 5 p.m. Tickets for "Come the Sails" €5 from Christchurch Cathedral.
Tickets are still available for many events from Garter Lane Arts Centre http://www.garterlane.ie Event and programme information is available from libraries and from the festival website http://www.waterfordwritersweeekend.ie