Cruinniú na nÓg | Observational Storytelling with Sarah Bowie

  • 12th Jun
  • 12:00
  • Droichead Online
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          Cruinniú na nÓg | Observational Storytelling with Sarah Bowie

Presented by the Live Network as part of Cruinniú na nÓg 2021

In this online tutorial with cartoonist, writer, and co-founder of The Comics Lab Sarah Bowie, Sarah will show you how to take ordinary, everyday life and turn it into material for compelling storytelling! Use this as an opportunity to look beyond the surface of our seemingly mundane lives, and find the potential stories within. Sarah will explore different ways of observing - observing ourselves (our moods, thoughts, activities and conversations); observing others (family members, neighbours, strangers, wildlife and pets), and observing our environment (our homes, our local park, the supermarket, the weather); looking at how to edit these observations and mold them into shape, as complete short stories in themselves, or springboards for longer fiction pieces. For ages 12 yrs + This online tutorial will premiere on LIVE Network's YouTube Channel at 12pm on Sat 12 Jun.

Sarah Bowie is a writer, cartoonist and the co-founder of Ireland's first Graphic Short Story Prize in partnership with The Irish Times.  Her ‘Socially Distanced’ comic strip, an observational look at life in a pandemic, updates weekly on Instagram at @sarah__bowie and her latest picture books are available online. 

The LIVE Network is a literary network in Ireland that supports writers, publishers and literary producers to share work. The venture has emerged from the Literary Audience Development Scheme run in association with Words Ireland that has been operational in the venues since August 2018. Currently the LIVE Network comprises six partners: The Backstage Theatre (Longford) The Roscommon Arts Centre (Roscommon), The Ramor Theatre (Cavan), The Source Arts Centre (Tipperary),  Droichead Arts Centre (Louth) and The Riverbank Arts Centre (Kildare). Each venue runs a literary programme in consultation with Literary Audience Development Officer Dani Gill. Literary offerings from the Network include One Book projects, author events, Poetry Day celebrations and creative writing workshops.

Cruinniú na nÓg is a flagship initiative of the Creative Ireland Programme’s Creative Youth plan to enable the creative potential of children and young people. The inaugural Cruinniú na nÓg took place on 23rd June 2018 with over 500 events taking place in cities, towns and villages across the country and is now in its 4thyear.