Crime at the Castle.

Writing Workshop, Lunch & Panel Discussion August 25th 10am-4pm.

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Crime At the Castle Workshop, Lunch & panel discussion with 5 published authors.

5 Crime writers from the North-West of Ireland to facilitate workshops and panel discussion in Donegal, Inishowen. Crime at The Castle will take place in Redcastle Oceanfront Golf and Spa on August 25th starting at 10am. This is an opportunity for new and emerging writers to meet published crime writers, to take part in practical writing workshops and to hear writers discuss the demands of building a successful writing career. 

€80.00

Face-to-Face event Inishowen Donegal August 2019.

Crime at the Castle
Redcastle Oceanfront Golf and Spa  
Sunday 25th August 2019

Irish Crime Writers join forces for talent development day . Crime writers from the North-West of Ireland to facilitate workshops and panel discussion in Donegal, Inishowen.

Crime at The Castle will take place in Redcastle Oceanfront Golf and Spa on August 25th starting at 10am. We recommend it for over 18s only please.

Crime At the Castle Workshop, Lunch & panel discussion with 5 published authors.

5 Crime writers from the North-West of Ireland to facilitate workshops and panel discussion in Donegal, Inishowen. Crime at The Castle will take place in Redcastle Oceanfront Golf and Spa on August 25th starting at 10am. This is an opportunity for new and emerging writers to meet published crime writers, to take part in practical writing workshops and to hear writers discuss the demands of building a successful writing career. 

€80.00

Emerging writers in all genres and stages are welcome. Come, meet and chat to writers such as Andrea Carter, Claire Allan, Sharon Dempsey, Kelly Creighton and Sharon Thompson. We hope this is a first of many literary events in Inishowen.

The programme of the day is designed to provide for one-to-one discussions and practical experiences.

  • ‘The Killer Premise’ kicks off 10am. This workshop will lead you through the demands of the crime writing genre, explore what sells and how to develop an idea into a book. You will have an opportunity to explore premise and hook, characterisation, plot, pace and mystery.
  • Lunch is included in the €80 price and will provide an opportunity to chat with the featured authors and attendees.
  • The afternoon session will be a chaired panel discussion with a further chance to delve into discussions on how to pitch your novel to publishers, and how to sustain your writing career.

Redcastle Oceanfront Golf and Spa also have a special accommodation package for those wishing to attend Crime at the Castle. (pls mention to hotel when booking with them.)

There will be a refund of the full workshop fee if people have to cancel before 22nd of August 2019.

This is a brilliant opportunity for new and emerging writers to learn about the craft and business of writing. We are excited to be able to reach new writers who maybe don’t get the opportunities to attend events like this. The workshops, networking opportunities and panel discussions will inspire delegates.

Book now. 

Crime At the Castle Workshop, Lunch & panel discussion with 5 published authors.

5 Crime writers from the North-West of Ireland to facilitate workshops and panel discussion in Donegal, Inishowen. Crime at The Castle will take place in Redcastle Oceanfront Golf and Spa on August 25th starting at 10am. This is an opportunity for new and emerging writers to meet published crime writers, to take part in practical writing workshops and to hear writers discuss the demands of building a successful writing career. 

€80.00

The Writers for Crime at the Castle.

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Andrea Carter grew up in Laois and studied law at Trinity College Dublin, before moving to the Inishowen peninsula in Co. Donegal where she ran the most northerly solicitors’ practice in the country. In 2006 she returned to Dublin to work as a barrister before turning to write crime novels. She is the author of the Inishowen Mysteries, most recently The Well of Ice and Murder at Greysbridge. Her books are published by Little, Brown in the UK, Goldmann Verlag in Germany, Oceanview in the US and will shortly be adapted for television. Filming will begin in Donegal next summer. The Sunday Times has said ‘Carter excels in re-creating the cloistered, gossipy confines of a small Irish village…the Inishowen community where everybody knows everybody else’s business is a fine stand-in for the mannered drawing room society of a Christie mystery.’

Claire Allan is an international bestselling author from Derry in Northern Ireland. A former journalist, she published eight contemporary women’s fiction titles before turning to crime, or more specifically domestic noir, in 2018. Her debut thriller, ‘Her Name Was Rose’ became a USA Today bestseller. She followed up this success with ‘Apple of My Eye’ and ‘Forget Me Not’.

She is published by Avon books, an imprint of Harper Collins.

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Sharon Dempsey’s crime debut Little Bird was released in July 2017 with Bloodhound Books. She has two women’s fiction novels published and is working on a new crime series and a standalone thriller. Sharon’s writing career began in journalism, and she has written for a number of publications, including the Irish Times. She has short stories published in a number of publications. She facilitates therapeutic creative writing classes for people affected by cancer and other health challenges, and tutors creative writing at Queen’s University.

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Kelly Creighton is a creative writing tutor and founding editor of The Incubator literary journal. Her debut novel The Bones of It was published in 2015, and her short story collection Bank Holiday Hurricane in 2017. She is currently working on a series of detective novels.

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Author of two best-selling crime novels, The Abandoned & The Healer, Sharon Thompson is the founder of Indulgeinwriting.com. A guide and mentor, Sharon has seen members of this indulgeinwriting.com group progress to agent representation and publication, and organises virtual & face-to-face online events from industry professionals and experts. Sharon co-founded #Writerswise a trending Tweet-chat featuring published guest-hosts. Her monthly #Indulgeinbooks features a list of Irish book releases and she contributes to Indulgeme.ie and Donegalwoman.ie. Sharon also writes for leading website Writing.ie and has her own radio show called This&That on Trans-Atlantic online radio station Keltic Radio. She has published short stories, had plays long listed, all while completing her much anticipated next novel. @sharonwriter sharontwriter.com

Please note: – 

Redcastle Oceanfront Golf and Spa have special rates on for those attending Crime in The Castle. Make sure to alert them when booking your room. If you want to direct any acc/package enquiries to sales@redcastlehotel.com.