Join the SoA and Irish Writers Union in the first floor room of the Teachers' Club, Dublin from 7pm on Thursday 21 June 2018. To tie-in with the Dublin Writers Conference, we'll be holding a talk for members of the SoA and IWU on: Risks and opportunities for Irish writers leading up to and post-Brexit? How your unions can help.
The talk will be given by Nicola Solomon (SoA) and Conor Kostick (IWU) and will be introduced by IWU Executive Committee Member Laurence O'Bryan.
Spaces are limited so please reserve your place via Eventbrite. For any queries please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
About the speakers
Nicola Solomon is the Chief Executive of the Society of Authors. The SoA is a UK trade union representing over 10,000 professional writers, illustrators and translators from all sectors and genres. It exists to protect the rights and further the interests of all types of writers. Nicola’s work encompasses protecting authors' interests in negotiations/disputes with publishers and agents, advising individual authors and campaigning for authors’ rights, as well as for the wider cultural environment. Nicola is expert in the publishing industry and the associated law, from copyright and defamation, to privacy, data protection and contract. She is on the board of the International Authors’ Forum, the British Copyright Council and the European Writers' Council.
Conor Kostick is an author of both fiction and non-fiction and he has won awards for his writing in both categories. As Disputes Officer for the Irish Writers Union, Conor has garnered a great deal of experience, particularly in regard to publishing contracts.
Laurence O'Bryan has had three novels published by HarperCollins in the UK and US. These were translated and published into 10 other languages. He has also self-published Social Media is Dynamite for Writers and another two novels in his puzzle series. He is on the committee of the Irish Writers Union and he founded the Dublin Writers Conference. Laurence also promotes and supports other writers through his site BooksGoSocial.com.
Dublin Writers' Conference
Now in its 4th year, the Dublin Writers Conference is expanding to include one-to-one sessions from Michael Russell (author & scriptwriter for some excellent episodes of Touch of Frost) author Michael Neff (bringing his Algonkian Method workshop to Europe) and Ken Atchity, a Hollywood producer of over 30 movies and TV shows. Many other writing-focused sessions will also take place at the conference in the centre of Dublin on the weekend of the 22-24 June. Click here for full details
The SoA has secured a 20% discount for members, as below. Please do book early as places are limited:
Saturday only - was €58 = £52, discounted to £41.50. Click here to buy
Weekend - was €98 = £87.25, discounted to £66.00. Click here to buy
Weekend & Award Dinner - was €149 = £133, discounted to £106.50. Click here to buy