Writing for Children and Young Adults

E.R. Murray


Sat 14 Oct

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Join E.R. Murray, author of The Book of Learning Trilogy, for this fun, writing-intensive workshop for adults. Get an insight into the art of writing for young readers through discussion and writing exercises, and explore essential elements of the craft such as character, age ranges and genres, setting, pacing, dialogue, and world building. You will also consider the personal mechanics of writing, such as time management and motivation, while building an invaluable toolbox that will help you to write engaging and exciting stories for young readers. There will also be time to ask questions about your own projects and writing journey.

E.R. Murray is an award-winning writer for children and young adults. Her books include Caramel Hearts and the award-winning Nine Lives Trilogy; The Book of Learning (Dublin UNESCO Citywide Read 2016), The Book of Shadows (shortlisted Irish Literacy Association Award & Irish Book Awards), and The Book of Revenge. Recent anthology/journal publications include York Literary Review, Women on Nature, Mslexia, Ponder Review, Paper Lanterns, Reading the Future, Terrain, Not Very Quiet, Elysian: Creative Responses, Autonomy, Popshots, Banshee, and Ropes. Elizabeth facilitates hundreds of book events and writing workshops each year, both in person and online, and is an experienced mentor.

Venue | O'Donoghue Centre, University of Galway

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