Big Smoke facilitators regularly provide workshops for schools (usually secondary schools), arts centres, community organisations, writers’ groups and literary festivals around the country. We can provide a general ‘introduction to creative writing’ workshop or ‘creativity and drama’ workshop, or tailor a workshop to the particular needs and interests of a group (e.g. ‘character and plot’, ‘revising a novel’, ‘developing dialogue’, ‘cover letters’, etc). Please contact us to discuss what would work best for you/your organisation.
Currently accepting intern applications for Spring 2020 (to start mid-January).
If interested in gaining work experience in an arts organisation, please email us a CV with a brief cover note. Our interns are part-time (including evening work) and contribute to general Big Smoke administration as well as working on particular projects and areas of interest. We look for people with an interest in the arts (particularly writing) who are dedicated, enthusiastic and self-motivated. Please note that applicants must have a high level of written English and be computer-literate.
We regret we cannot take on Transition Year students for week-long work placements.
Our guest teachers usually come to us through recommendations and referrals. However, if you are an experienced writer and creative writing facilitator interested in teaching with Big Smoke, please research our course offerings carefully before pitching a course idea. It’s best to think about a one-day workshop you could offer initially, and then we can discuss longer courses. Course proposals should be sent via email, accompanied by a CV and marked for the attention of Claire. Please note that as a general policy, we do not accept proposals from recent workshop participants.