Posts Tagged "young people"

Mon, 06 November 2017 Adapting your Voice workshop

At the Junior Film Fleadh in Galway this Saturday I’ll be giving a workshop on Adapting Your Voice: Tailoring Stories for Various Media.
It’ll be a two-hour whistlestop overview of the basics of storytelling, with tips and suggestions on how to tailor your story idea for different media: prose, Film/TV/Internet, theatre, games, comics, and radio/podcast.
All for [...]

Fri, 11 April 2014 Cúirt Labs – the shout-out

The Cúirt International Festival of Literature is in full swing in Galway at the moment, and the city is abuzz with theatre, poetry, art exhibitions, literary discussions, workshops, and readings.
The Cúirt Labs are the part of the programme directly targeted at a younger audience, which will take place in the Galway Arts Centre, 47 [...]

Thu, 24 November 2011 junior winners 2011

For the past few years I’ve been involved in judging for the Galway Junior Film Fleadh, which is a task I enjoy tremendously. I love witnessing the enthusism among young people for cinema.
Previously I was part of the jury for the Script Pitching competition, which is a live event delivered in front of an [...]

Thu, 17 November 2011 thought bubble 2011

I’m heading out later today to travel to Leeds to attend Thought Bubble, the city’s Comic Art Festival – which runs in conjunction with its International Film Festival.
The guest list is impressive, and I’m hugely excited at the propspect of meeting (however briefly) some of the great talents in the comic book industry at the [...]

Tue, 11 January 2011 smile, get girls reading comics

Over the past year I’ve increased the amount of comic books/graphic novels I’m reading. Partly because I’m writing coming books now, and also because it’s such a fun, diverse medium. There are so many great titles being published to suit all tastes.
When I was a girl I was not encouraged to read comics – I [...]

Tue, 16 November 2010 WexWorlds 2010

From the 26th – 28th November I’ll be a guest at WexWorlds, the Science Fiction and Fantasy Fiction Festival in Wexford, Ireland.
A .pdf of the programme is available for download, and it looks like it’s going to be a weekend packed with lots of fun events – WexWorlds is primarily focused on young people, but [...]

Thu, 04 November 2010 young pitchers

Today I was part of a judging panel for the Pitching Competition at the 16th Galway Junior Film Fleadh. It’s the third year the event has run and the second year I’ve been one of the judges. The event took place in the Town Hall Theatre in Galway, and there was a sturdy turnout of [...]

Mon, 04 October 2010 it gets better

It’s been distressing to hear the glut of stories from the USA recently about gay teenagers who have committed suicide after a period of bullying by their peers.
Bullying is a horrendous and shattering experience, which is made so much worse when you’re a young person trying to figure out your identity.
Sex advice columnist and gay [...]

Sat, 02 October 2010 Galway Junior Film Fleadh 2010

Last year I was one of the judges for the Galway Junior Film Fleadh pitching competition, and it was a brilliant experience. First off I was delighted that all four of the finalists were girls, and each of them had a great story idea.
I was also impressed with how they dealt with having to be [...]

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