Writing for Children (for adult writers)

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Writing for Children (for adult writers)

Facilitated by John W. Sexton: – Sat 20th April 2019 10.30am to 1.00pm

This will be a proactive three-hour workshop where participants will be taught real and practical methods of writing for children, as well as essential plotting techniques. The plotting method covered in the workshop is designed not only for novel and short-story writing, but also for the creation of fictional series, one of the most common formats in children’s and YA publishing. Participants will also receive tips for placing their work on the market, encompassing radio, magazine and novel publishing. The emphasis will be on fiction,
but poetry outlets will also be looked at.

Workshop fee €15.00

Booking in advance to limerickwriterscentre@gmail.com
Tel 087 2996409
Pay through PayPal at; taylordj@eircom.net or cheque/cash.

Course takes place at Limerick Writers’ Centre, 12 Barrington St., Limerick

John W. Sexton is a highly experienced children’s writer and created and wrote the children’s science fiction comedy drama The Ivory Tower for RTE radio, which ran to over one hundred half-hour episodes from 1999 to 2002, and gained a large following amongst both children and adults.

His novels based on this series, The Johnny Coffin Diaries and Johnny Coffin School-Dazed are both published by The O’Brien Press, and have been translated into Italian and Serbian. He is a
regular contributor to The Caterpillar, the Irish journal of poetry and story for children.

He is one of the most requested writers on the Irish Writers in Schools Scheme, which is administered for the Arts Council by Poetry Ireland. He is also active in promoting writing by
younger writers, and for teens and children he has facilitated and edited many publications, including: Rhyme Rag (published by Kilkenny Arts Office); The Unfinished Book 2008-2012 and again in 2016 (published by Cork City Council and Cork City LibraryService); Ó Mo Pheann Féin (2011), co-editors John W. Sexton & Eileen Sheehan (published by Kerry Education Service/Poetry Ireland/Kerry Library); Transmogrified Lives: Anthology of Short
Fiction by Cork Teenagers (2015, published by Cork City Library Service). He was Story Editor for the Cork City Graphic Novel Project for six years: selecting for and editing Redshift (2009), Syzygy (2010), Interstice (2011), Fractals (2012), Discordia (2013)

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