New Planet Cabaret – On Tuesday 4th December Arena, together with New Island Press, launched the first ever on-air creative writing course. The course is aimed at anyone who would like to improve their writing skills or even write creatively for the first time. The course will last six months. At the conclusion we will publish a collection which will include the best submissions from our listeners along with contributions from writers who regularly appear on the programme. The collection will be called New Planet Cabaret. It will be published by New Island Press and edited by writer and lecturer ...
Dave Lordan joins Edel Coffey with readings of some of the submitted writings to Arena's 'New Planet Cabaret' read by Dylan McDonough and Sian O'Gorman. This month's writing prompt is 'Becoming Something New' - full details on Arena's homepage - www.rte.ie/radio1/arena.
Dave Lordan joins Seán Rocks with tips for writers as part of Arena's Creative Writing Course with Crime Writer Arlene Hunt and readings of January's writing prompt entries 'Becoming Something New' by Sorcha Kenny and Dylan McDonough. February's Writing Prompt is 'The Excuse' - www.davelordanwriter.com.
Last Month in our creative writing course, Dave Lordan asked participants to write a crime story. The Excuse was the working title given by Dave who's with me in studio now. We also have Eoin Purcell of New Island Books who's here to give advice and tips on how to get published.
Sonya Kelly reads 'Amazing Grace' which will be published in Arena's anthology by New Island books later this year along with some of Arena's entries to our creative writing course. Entries to firstname.lastname@example.org and the deadline is April 28th - www.rte.ie/radio1/arena for full details.
Elaine Harrington reads her contribution to Arena's Creative Writing Course 'Heaven Is Mine' The closing date for April's prompt is Midnight on Sunday April 28th. The maximum word count is 700 on any topic to email@example.com
Dave Lordan with the latest submissions to Arena's creative writing course 'New Planet Cabaret'. Dave has been picking the best entries to include in a collection entitled New Planet Cabaret which New Island Books will publish in the Autumn. Readings by Ally Ni Chiarain.