Once Upon A House


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Two years ago we told you about The Story House, the  Irish non-profit writers workshop in Waterford.

So what’s the story?


‘THS’ writes:

The Story House Ireland is going from strength to strength!

Their next 5 day residential course “Writing for Young People” (Over 18’s) lead by experienced and award winning authors – ER Murray (Nine Lives Trilogy / Dublin Unesco City of Literature City Wide Read) Sheena Wilkinson (Taking Flight – CBI Honour Award, Children’s Choice Award) and Patricia Forde (author and vice-chair of Children’s Books Ireland) – will be held on the grounds of the idyllic Lisnavagh Estate Feb 20th to 25th 2017.

Places for this course are limited to 12 and it’s booking fast.  Waterford Council are offering a 50% Bursary for the course (deadline Nov. 30th) to a writer in their area, but all writers and aspiring writers are advised to approach their local Arts Office directly to see if any support is available.

This year, The Story House Ireland announced the first Story House Residency – a very generous gift to TSH by a past participant.

The Story House Residency is on offer to any TSH course attendant, and includes a week in May 2017 in a west of Ireland cottage giving the winner of this writers break a wonderful opportunity to focus on a writing project of their own choice.

You can find out more about the origins of The Story House Ireland in this in depth interview with well known author, Lia Mills (Fallen – Dublin One City One Book).

Co-founders Nollaig Brennan and Margaret O’Brien would like to thank Broadsheet for posting details of this and previous courses. The Story House operates as a not for profit and both Nollaig and Margaret work on TSH in a voluntary capacity.

In fairness.

The Story House

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6 thoughts on “Once Upon A House

  1. Biggins

    One thing I was always excellent at is writing and I’ve written many information texts with thousands and thousands of words.

    I never wrote fiction and would be great at sci fi and would love to try this if I had the time

    1. The Story House

      Pity you won’t have the time Biggins. Keep an eye out for us on Twitter and Facebook and perhaps there will be a course that will suit you in the future. In the meantime, keep writing (and reading)
      Best wishes,

      The Story House

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