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Hawk's Well Theatre

Carlo Gébler: Writing Workshop

A one day course for writers of prose, long and short, fiction and non-fiction, who are looking to start, advance or complete a piece of written work.

This workshop is hosted by author, playwright film-maker and memoirist Dr. Carlo Gébler who is passionate about the craft of writing. Born in in Dublin in 1954, he was brought up in London, and studied at the University of York and the National Film and Television School, Beaconsfield. He has written several novels: these include The Eleventh Summer (1985),Work & Play (1987), Malachy and his Family (1990), Life of a Drum (1991),The Cure (1994) and How to Murder a Man (1998) along with works of non-fiction such as The Glass Curtain (1991), and Father & I (2000) a memoir about his relationship with his father, Ernest Gébler and The Siege of Derry, a history (2005). In addition he has written short stories, travel articles and several works for children including Caught on a Train (2001), shortlisted for a Bisto prize, August '44 (2003) and The Bull Raid (2005), a modern retelling of the Tain, of the Cattle Raid of Cooley. His documentary film Put to the Test won a Royal Televisiion Society award in 1999 and his play 10 Rounds(2002) was shortlisted for the Ewart-Biggs Prize in the same year. Carlo Gebler is currently writer-in-residence in HMP Maghaberry, Co. Antrim. He lives in Enniskillen with his wife and five children. He was on the board of the Arts Council from 1999 - 2003.
Attendees who have already begun to write, irrespective of style and format will gain the most from participating in this workshop. Regretfully our facilitator cannot accept manuscripts before, during or after the workshop. 

“Writers have a huge responsibility because, quite literally, albeit incrementally, the things they write, once they’re read, change the character of their readers, for ever”