Did you submit to the John O’Connor Short Story Competition? We will be contacting the winner of the 2018 John O’Connor Writing School short story competition in less than a week. We wish you every success.
The prize is a free pass and accommodation to the Festival which runs 1-4 November in Armagh, intensive 3 day writing course, meeting with publishers at the Publisher Panel, an industry talk with a well known writer in your chosen writing course, £250, an opportunity to participate in Lyrical Lunchtime event on 4 November AND a 3 day writing retreat at the River Mill Writing Retreat in the heart of rural County Down. Exciting, or what?
‘No Borders, No Boundaries. Celebrate & Inspire’
The John O’Connor Writing School and Literary Arts Festival (1-4 November, Armagh, Northern Ireland). It’s a packed programme featuring its aclaimed writing school wtih international class poets, song writers, prose, stage and screen writers and how-to-write experts. Fiction in all its forms, including the short story are represented, and we are delighted to welcome Tom Bromley of Faber Academy as tutor for our intensive writing course (includes Industry Talk and Publisher’s Panel event). New this year are four ‘taster’ sessions, and we are delighted to welcome acclaimed author Paul McVeigh as ‘Step Into Fiction Writing’. An award-winning short story writer, Paul also has a keen insight into what makes a good short story and will help you discover what competition judges and journal editors are looking for.
An additional dimension to the Writing School which runs from November 1 to 4 and is funded by the Arts Council for Northern Ireland and Armagh Banbridge and Craigavon Council, is a parallel Arts Festival of staged drama, lectures, talks, and music.
The writing school will be hosted in various historic locations around Armagh including libraries, hotels, bars and restaurants.
A full programme and more information on the John O’Connor Writing School and Literary Arts Festival 2018 is available on www.thejohnoconnorwritingschool.com
Courses & Events can be booked on: https://visitarmagh.com/johnoconnnor
Early bird discount (10-15%) up to 4 October.