Arena Creative Writing Course: Pumping on your Stereo


Get your wireless at the ready! RTÉ Radio 1’s Arena programme is running an on-air creative writing course. It starts tomorrow, Tuesday December 4th at 7.30pm and will continue to take place on the first Tuesday of the month throughout 2013.

The course is entitled New Planet Cabaret and is being run in association with New Island Books. It features writer, poet, performer and creative writing teacher Dave Lordan “discussing, deconstructing and demystifying the process of writing poetry, short story writing, novel writing, writing for theatre, crime fiction, song lyrics.”

Each month, Dave will set out assignments for followers of the course, who will then be invited to send their submissions in with an opportunity to be broadcast on RTÉ Radio 1 and published by New Island Books.

“New Planet Cabaret will also feature guest contributions from acclaimed writers, including Nick Kelly, Colm Keegan and Kathy D’Arcy to name but a few.”


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