In this half-day seminar, participants will learn about the festival year, how scheduling falls and what to consider when submitting to a festival, such as the elements of a writer’s CV that will be of most interest to curators. There will be an examination of festival themes and how the lens of curation affects what a festival director may look for in a certain year, in terms of topics, genres and forms of writing. Participants will also look at themes and features in their own writing that could be explored and presented in a marketing context.
Dani Gill has curated for the Cúirt International Festival of Literature for six years.
*Please note the time of this course differs from the print programme. We have rescheduled the seminar to the afternoon slot of 2pm.