I’ve been at the Dublin Literature Festival (DLF) for about three months now.
I’ve always been a fan of the event and, in particular, of the festival’s poetry-writing workshop, which I’m still trying to figure out how to get into.
I’d heard that the workshop was about to shut down, but it seems that it won’t.
Last year, the festival had only just finished its run and it’s not clear when the next edition will be held.
That was when I heard from the festival about a new event, which was to be held in November 2019.
The deadline to register was November 17, 2019, and I emailed the festival to get more details, but was told that it was closed.
So I thought it might be worth writing to the organisers, the Dublin Writers’ Union, to find out how the new event was going and whether they’d made any progress towards a new programme.
A reply came a few days later, and after a few minutes of conversation, I got this: “We’ve got an issue with registration, and we’re not sure what it is.
If you have any further questions, please contact the festival. “
There is an issue regarding registration.
If you have any further questions, please contact the festival.
Please be advised that registration will be cancelled on November 17th, 2019 at 12:00am.”
This email wasn’t an easy one to reply to.
I was worried about what it might mean for my plans for 2019 and how I’d be able to get my work published, but the festival was a very welcoming and supportive organisation.
My response to the email, though, had more impact than it might have.
It came on the day I found a note in my diary which said that the Dublin Festival was considering closing down in December 2019.
This meant that, while I’d probably have to stop writing poems and move into an apartment, I’d still be able to write my next collection of short stories, which had to be finished by then.
I hadn’t actually been rejected, but I’d already heard about it and thought that the idea of getting into the literary festival in the first place was a bit bizarre.
So I wrote back to the festival, asking if they’d decided to cancel the programme.
They did, but in a way that I was very glad for.
The organisers, it seemed, had made some progress in getting a programme running again.
I emailed them again, and was told, “I’m sorry to hear that the programme is currently not going ahead, and that the festival has been asked to cancel.
We’ve received some enquiries about your future as a writer and we will continue to work with the Dublin writers’ union and the festival for as long as it takes to get a programme in place.”
I was very relieved to hear this, and thought I’d better take a moment to thank the festival organisers for being open and encouraging about this issue, because I’d wanted to make it clear to the Dublin creative class that I wasn’t interested in doing a workshop.
If you’ve ever wanted to be a poet, you’ll have noticed that, like most poets, I’m very good at finding a niche in the literary world, finding a writer that fits the bill and that you can fit into.
But I’m not very good with writing a novel.
In addition to the literary festivals, there are also literary journals, magazines, and, of course, online venues that I can use to create, sell, or distribute work.
What I really wanted to know was whether I could get a literary writing workshop going again.
As the first step towards that, I emailed one of the organisers of the Dublin festival and asked if it was possible to set up a writing workshop for young writers in the city.
They replied with the same email, but this time with a few more details: This year’s Dublin Literary Workshops will be taking place in the summer 2019, on Sunday, September 29.
To apply, please go to http://www.thedublinliteraryworkshops.ie/ and follow the steps as outlined below.
As mentioned, the deadline for registration is November 17.
This means that I will have to cancel my registration if I don’t get the workshop going by then, so I thought that would be a good time to email the organisers.
There are three different types of workshops in the Dublin program: short fiction writing workshops, short story writing workshops and poetry writing workshops.
Short fiction writing will focus on short, personal stories, with a focus on characters and situations that don’t really require a lot of exposition.
You can find the short fiction workshops online here: http http//www.dublincolourist.ie /events/short-fiction-writing