Wednesday, June 23, 2010

Summer Writing Workshops

Lots of you have been asking about summer writing workshops - well, here you go - in Cork and Kildare - hope to see you there!

Summer Workshops with Sarah Webb – July and August (that would be me!)

If you’re interested in writing, or just like playing with words and story ideas, these workshops are for you!

Skibbereen Arts Festival

Wednesday 21st July (July 18th to 31st)

Write-A-Rama - Creative Writing Workshop with Sarah Webb

How do you create a cracking story? What makes a character so real they almost jump off the page? How do you keep readers interested?

Join Sarah Webb for a special write-a-rama workshop, featuring lots of character, word and story games. During the morning, the group will focus on creating characters that jump off the page, how to make ‘boring’ sentences more exciting, and using memory and emotion to colour your writing. Get your creative juices flowing with this fun workshop!

Age 10+
Places limited to 15
Please bring a notebook and a pen or pencil, and, if possible, your favourite book.

To book, please contact the arts festival office –
Or have a look at their website for booking details

I will be running a similar workshop at the:

Riverbank Arts Centre, Kildare

As part of their Summer Programme

On Friday 6th August at 10.30 to 12.30

Booking details – 045 448330

Tuesday, June 22, 2010

Thanks for Voting - You Rock!

Thanks to all of you lovely Amy Greensters, I'm now on the Queen of Teen shortlist, along with Cathy Cassidy and Jackie Wilson. I'm hugely grateful to all those who voted for me. It's a real honour to be on any list with writers like that I can tell you!

If you'd like to vote for me again - here's the website details:

The award ceremony is on 10th September and is a tres swish affair with a pink theme - pink limos, pink drinks, pink cup cakes. I can't wait. I'll take lots of pictures, don't worry!


Tuesday, June 8, 2010

June - Book News for Amy Greensters!

Hi All,

Apologies for the lack of posting recently - I've been working away on Amy Green 3, Bridesmaid Blitz. I'm delighted to say it's finished now and I'm really pleased with it. It's out in October and I'll post a sneak peak of the first chapter soon, but until then, here's the first few lines:

Chapter 1

‘I’m soooo depressed,’ I moan. ‘I can’t believe we’re back at school tomorrow. Kill me now.’ I grab my best friend, Mills’s GHDs and pretend to stab myself in the heart. ‘Oh happy dagger. Let me die.’ Then I stagger backwards, fall onto her bed and squash her against the star-patterned duvet.
‘Ow, Amy. Get off me, you eejit,’ she squeals. ‘And stop with all the Shakespeare. I don’t want to be reminded of English class, thanks very much.’
I laugh and roll sideways. We both lie on our backs, staring up at the ceiling.
There’s something stuck to it. A photo. I squint up my eyes, then grin. Ed Whooley’s tanned face is smiling down at us.
‘Nice pic,’ I say . . .

Stay posted if you want to read on.

And coming next month - info on an Amy Green event in Kildare in August and also the Armed, Pink and Dangerous tour with Sophia Bennett and Judi Curtin in October.