Q&A: John Kenny

Our new Q&A series with facilitators at and friends of Big Smoke continues with John Kenny, who teaches a variety of classes with us, including speculative fiction workshops and editing seminars. What do you like best about teaching creative writing? That moment when you feel a group of participants really engage with the topic being…

Q&A: Dave Lordan

Our new Q&A series with facilitators at and friends of Big Smoke continues with Dave Lordan, who teaches on our Dublin Young Authors programme as well as offering courses for adults. What do you like best about teaching creative writing? Meeting so many different people and personalities who have so many different stories to tell…

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…

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…