Q&A: Kate Quigley

Our new Q&A series with facilitators at and friends of Big Smoke continues with Kate Quigley, who works with us on events and our Inverse programme. What’s the best and worst advice you’ve ever got in a writing workshop? I think that workshops are very progressive things & you need to go in with the…

New courses!

We’ve just added several new courses to our list, including Developing Your Work-In-Progress and Novel In Progress for intermediate/advanced writers, and half-day workshops in Performance for Writers and Introduction to Creative Writing. You can find our full course list here – we’ve lots of workshops beginning from early April onwards. As ever, do please contact…

Q&A: Jessica Traynor

Welcome to our new Q&A series, where we’ll be talking to facilitators at and friends of Big Smoke to find out what they’re up to. First up is Jessica Traynor. What do you like best about teaching creative writing? I love those moments in which you feel what you’re trying to impart is really landing…

Mountains to Sea

The Mountains to Sea book festival kicks off next week in Dun Laoghaire. Lots of great events for readers and writers alike. Some familiar Big Smoke faces will be about – Claire Hennessy will be delivering a workshop for teens called Teen Angst, The Apocalypse, and Other Stories on Saturday March 21st, while Jessica Traynor…