2017 Festival Workshops

• Writing up Ireland & Beyond: Travel Writing Workshop – Elgy Gillespie
Saturday, October 7, 11.30am-1.30pm, Los Gatos Chamber of Commerce
Early Bird $30. Regular $40/Students, Seniors $20

Learn what constitutes good travel writing, while developing research skills and effective writing that will resonate with your audience. Learn about specific ways on incorporating cultural, historical and social aspects to travel writing, and get tips on writing up literary Ireland, the Wild Atlantic Way, Ireland’s Ancient East. more

Eventbrite - • Writing up Ireland & Beyond: Travel Writing Workshop with Elgy Gillespie - Los Gatos Irish Writers Festival

 

• The A to Z of Getting Published – Caroline Bracken
Saturday, October 7, 9.00am-11am, Los Gatos Chamber of Commerce
Early Bird $30. Regular $40/Students, Seniors $20

What are editors and competition judges looking for? How do you win writing competitions? How do you get published in journals/magazines/newspapers? Does getting published in journals/magazines or winning writing competitions really matter? more

Eventbrite - The A to Z of Getting Published, with Irish Writer and Poet Caroline Bracken

 

• Speaking to Engage, David Nihill: The Only Workshop on Public Speaking you’ll Ever Need to Take! 
Saturday, October 7, 1.30pm-3.30pm, Los Gatos Chamber of Commerce
Early Bird $30. Regular $40/Students, Seniors $20

Irish-born author David Nihill is one of the world’s leading voices on the usually not so exciting topic of public speaking. His program with over 23,000 students has been named one of the best training courses for presenters, and his book remains one of the highest rated in the world on the subject. Take this class and you’ll enjoy presenting to people, they’ll enjoy listening to you, and crucially they’ll happily retain your message. For more on David Nihill, visit his website
Eventbrite - Speaking to Engage, David Nihill: The Only Workshop on Public Speaking you’ll Ever Need to Take! - Los Gatos Irish Writers Festival

• Wee Postcard Stories: Flash Fiction – Jan Carson –
details, dates, registration to be announced ….