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Playwriting with Brenda Winter Palmer

The script and performance were of the highest standard” – Myles Dungan, Hay Literary Festival at Kells, of Brenda’s play, Medal in the Drawer.

This course is aimed at those people who are keen to progress their playwriting skills.  It takes as its starting point that participants already undestand the principles of conflict, charachterisation and plotting.  Instead, it focuses on some of the practical techniques of theatre-making which will enable prospective and emerging playwritghts to use the magic of stage to tell their story in an imaginative and inventive way.

Brenda Winter Palmer has been a porfessional actress, director and writer for 39 years.  In the 19890’s she was founder member of Charabanc Theatre Company.  In 1989 she founded Belfast’s longest established Educational Theatre Company, Replay.  She has written numerous scripts for BBC Radio and Television.  She lectured at Queen’s University Belfast in Drama Studies until 2016 and has since continued with her career as a writer.  Her First World War play, Medal in the Drawer (2014) has earned critical aclaim and enjoyed popular success.

Playwriting course includes an industry talk with Emma Jordan (Sat, 3 November, 11am-12pm) and ‘How to get published: Write Now!’ publishers panel (Saturday, 3 November, 12.30-1.30pm).

INCLUDES Playwriting Industry Talk with Emma Jordan

‘Emma Jordan understands more than most what makes a good script’ – The Irish Times

Emma Jordan, the Artistic Director of Prime Cut Productions, is one of Northern Ireland’s most respected and prolific theatre practitioners. Her many awards include Best Production, Best Actor, and Best Director for The Irish Times’ Irish Theatre Awards 2017.

Registration and Lord Mayor’s Welcome:  9:00am Armagh Robinson Library

Friday 2nd November 11:00am – 3:00pm (Please bring a packed lunch)

Saturday 3rd November 9:00am – 12:00am

Sunday 4th November 9:30am – 12:30pm

Course Venue: Marketplace Theatre and Arts Centre, Armagh.

Find more information about John O’Connor Writing School and Literary Arts Programme on http://thejohnoconnorwritingschool.com

Book places: https://visitarmagh.com/johnoconnor

John O’Connor Writing School Courses booked up to 4 October automatically receive a 15% discount off enrolment price.