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Writers’ Groups Writing Together at RLBF

The Red Line Book Festival is about to take off again and once more it’s a packed week of author readings, a children’s programme, poetry workshops and interactive seminars.

At Carousel Creates we are delighted to be hosting one of the fringe events – a day to celebrate Writers’ Groups.

Writers’ Groups Writing Together – Saturday 12th of October 10am to 4.30pm

We’re looking forward to bringing together writing groups, and those wishing to be part of a writing group, for a day of networking & sharing ideas. There’ll be some informal workshops and we’ll hear from publishers, writers and authors.

There’ll be an opportunity to take some time to set goals and objectives for your group or to find out how to join or start up your own writers’ group, together with some information on how to set up and improve your online presence.

Here’s a run down of the day’s events:

10am: Meet and register in Red Rua Café.
pens writers group10.30: Welcome with Carolann Copland of Carousel Writers’ Centre, followed by short exercise on FREE writing and beating that writers’ block.
11.00: Splitting writers’ groups to meet with members from other groups, sharing ideas such as format of meetings etc.
12.00: Talk from crime writer Laurence O’ Bryan (The Istanbul Puzzle; The Jerusalem Puzzle; The Manhattan Puzzle) on the importance of being part of a writers’ group before and after being published.
1pm to 2pm: Lunch time (there are plenty of nearby places to have lunch)
2pm: Panel of writers’ group representatives plus Q & A on importance of writing groups and how yours could be enhanced.
3pm: Talk from Emer Cleary of Emu Ink on self-publishing, with Carolann Copland author of Summer Triangle.
3.30pm: Talk from Annmarie Miles on how an online presence can help your writers’ group.
4pm: Short round up and introduction to the setting up of an Online Writers’ Group Forum.

A full day’s activities for just €10 per person. We’d love you to join us – to book or if you have any questions please contact Carolann Copland at 086 1923613 or email her at

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