Sunday, April 22, 2012

Children's Literature Workshop with Patricia Forde

Futa Fata has put together a great opportunity. With support from Ealaín na Gaeltachta,they are organising a workshop on writing, developing , hopefully, publishing children's chapter books with Patricia Forde (author of a variety of wonderful children's books such as Frogs Do Not Like Dragons, and as gaeilge picture book Citi Cearc and many others. (As you all know, I am a HUGE fan of Patricia and her books!) Here's a quote directly from Futa Fata all about the upcoming workshop:

"This workshop will focus on writing short chapter books for 7-9 year olds.  In the past, Futa Fata has had great success with similar workshops.  In all, the company has published 6 picture books as a direct result of these workshops, with a number of others to follow later this year.  The books have not only done well on the home market but they have also been successful abroad, having been translated and published in China, Korea, Scotland and later this year, South Africa.

The working language of the workshop will be Irish. Applicants are asked to –

             Send three story ideas (max 100 words per idea, describing your main character, (or characters) where the story is set and what it is about) by email only, to ceardlann@futafata.ie
             5pm 20th April 2012 is the deadline for applications
             A maximum of six places on workshop and successful applicants will be notified by 04th May 2012. 

The actual workshop will take place over three days, 24th – 26th May in The Twelve Hotel, Barna, Co. Galway. There will be no fee for participation at the workshop and Futa Fata will have the first option on publication of all the stories developed over the three days."

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