A Writerly Day Out in Dublin

I mentioned already that I’m super busy this month—in a good way! I already had a wonderful day at the Mountains to Sea Festival in Dun Laoghaire and I’m currently trying to squeeze three days and nights’ worth of clothes, cosmetics and reading material into a small enough bag for my Ryanair flight to London tomorrow, where I’m lucky to have lots of exciting writerly things planned over the coming days.

Then this day next week—Monday 24th September— and a little bit closer to home, I’ll be at the National Union of Journalists’ Freelance Forum in Dublin. To attend the entire day is €10 for members and €20 for non-members (using the discount code on this page), and there’s some great events scheduled. Plus I think it’s a great opportunity for writers who are just embarking on their freelance careers to come along and perhaps meet those who have managed to make a living from it, and of course there’s a session on self-publishing.

I mean, come on. We’re writers. Any excuse for a day out, right?

The schedule includes:

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PUBLISHING: Paper, Scissors, Kindle?

From traditional publishing to self-publishing and e-publishing

Speakers: moi, Orna Ross of the Alliance of Independent Authors and Fergal Tobin of Gill and Macmillan

THE MARKET: What’s coming down the track? How to stay ahead of the game.

What to do. What not to do. How to improve your pitch and adapt to the future.

Speakers: Dee O’Keeffe, features editor of the Evening Herald and Bryan O’Brien, photographer with the Irish Times

HYPERLOCALS: Start Your Own Business

Speakers: Brian Pelan, editor of Viewdigital.org and Ronan Morris of Webtogether, Clontarf.ie


Speakers: Susan Daly, editor at TheJournal.ie, Hugh Linehan, editor at IrishTimes.com and TJ McIntyre, lecturer and chairman of Digital Rights Ireland.

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The Freelance Forum takes place in Buswell’s Hotel, a short walk from Stephen’s Green in Dublin City Centre. You can view the whole schedule here and/or book your ticket here.

Hopefully I see you there!

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2 thoughts on “A Writerly Day Out in Dublin

  1. strongwriter says:

    The Writers’ Museum — with the unexpected Zen garden in the middle of it — is one of my favourite places in the world…

    Have a great three days, drinking it all in! (The writerly activities, I mean. But everything else too, if that applies…)


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