In this online tutorial with cartoonist, writer, and co-founder of The Comics Lab Sarah Bowie, Sarah will show how to take ordinary, everyday life and turn it into material for compelling storytelling! Use this as an opportunity to look beyond the surface of our seemingly mundane lives, and find the potential stories within. Sarah will explore different ways of observing – observing ourselves (our moods, thoughts, activities and conversations); observing others (family members, neighbours, strangers, wildlife and pets), and observing our environment (our homes, our local park, the supermarket, the weather); looking at how to edit these observations and mould them into shape, as complete short stories in themselves, or springboards for longer fiction pieces.
About Sarah Bowie: Sarah Bowie is a writer, cartoonist and the co-founder of Ireland’s first Graphic Short Story Prize in partnership with The Irish Times. Her ‘Socially Distanced’ comic strip, an observational look at life in a pandemic, updates weekly on Instagram at @sarah__bowie and her latest picture books are available online.
Suitable for 12 years +
This online event is produced by LIVE network as part of Cruinniú na nÓg, an initiative of the Creative Ireland Programme’s Creative Youth plan to enable the creative potential of children and young people. The workshop can be access here at Noon on 12 June or on LIVE network’s YouTube channel.
LIVE network is supported by Riverbank Arts Centre, Backstage Theatre, The Ramor Theatre, Roscommon Arts Centre, Droichead Arts Centre, The Source Arts Centre, Words Ireland and the Arts Council.
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