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We did not have any large events this year but are working on assessing the needs of the membership so that we can focus our efforts on what people want and can afford in 2015.


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“Writing for Children”: a workshop with Jane Mitchell and Patricia Forde – September 28, 2013

We are sorry to tell you that due to low registration, we are unable to hold the Writing for Children workshop this Saturday, September 28th, 2013, as planned. We plan to run this or a similar workshop in 2014. Thank you for your understanding. Jane and Colleen

On Saturday, September 28, 2013, award-winning YA author Jane Mitchell and shortlisted children’s author Patricia (Trish) Forde will present a day-long workshop in Cork on writing for children. This practical, hands-on workshop will take place at the Quay Co-op’s meeting room from 10:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. There will be a maximum of 25 participants to allow time for reading work aloud and feedback from Jane and Trish.

Please specify your topic preferences when you register for the workshop. Jane and Trish will focus the morning and afternoon sessions based on the feedback received.


Registration and meet-and-greet starts at 9:30 a.m. Workshop starts at 10:00 a.m. and finishes at 4:30.

There will be coffee/tea provided at breaks. Lunch is not included, but there are plenty of cafes and restaurants nearby.

Registration and payment

The workshop is open to both SCBWI members and non-members. Early bird discount rates are available if your payment is received before September 1st.

  • EARLY BIRD: SCBWI member (before Sept 1): €57.00
  • EARLY BIRD: Non-member (before Sept 1): €67.00
  • SCBWI member (after Sept 1): €67.00
  • Non-member (after Sept 1): €77.00



Jane Mitchell

Jane Mitchell has published six books (one in Irish) including the award-winning books Chalkline and When Stars Stop Spinning, plus two short stories, and has written articles and reviews for various publications, such as Children’s Books Ireland’s Inis magazine. Three of Jane’s books have won awards and several have been published in other languages, such as Dutch and German. Jane has taught Writing for Children courses at the Irish Writers’ Centre in Dublin. For more information about Jane, visit .

Patricia Forde

Patricia Forde lives in Galway, in the west of Ireland. She has published five books for children, and written two plays, as well as several television drama series for children and teenagers. She has worked as a writer on both English and Irish language soap operas. The Irish-language picture book Mise agus an Dragún was written by Patricia and illustrated by Steve Simpson and was shortlisted for the Children’s Books Ireland Book of the Year award 2013. For more information about Patricia, visit .


“Writing for Children”: a workshop with Jane Mitchell – October 13, 2012


Writers Retreat: Facilitated by Steve Hartley – November 4 – 6, 2011

(Jointly sponsored by SCBWI Ireland and SCBWI British Isles)


2 responses to “Events

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    Cheers from Kellswater 😉

  2. Pingback: Writing for Children: A One-Day Workshop with Jane Mitchell and Patricia Forde | SCBWI Ireland

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