Writing for Young People at Cuirt, Galway

If you’ve always wanted to write for young people (children or young adults) and you’re in or near Galway, then come and join me on Thursday as part of the Cuirt festival to learn more about what being a children’s author entails. You’ll be in a supportive environment, with like minds, and I promise plenty of fun as well as info!

Here’s the blurb and you can find out more/book tickets here.


Join award-winning writer E.R. Murray for a fun and exciting workshop that will introduce you to the craft of writing for young people. Through practical writing exercises and discussion, you will explore a range of topics including developing characters, setting, and plot, finding your own voice, building believable worlds, and creating authentic dialogue. Suitable for anyone interested in writing for children and young adults, bring your notebook and pen and an open mind.


Writing for Young People at The Story House

beautiful writingAre you writing for young people? Would you like a residential week at Lisnavagh House, Co. Carlow, to focus on your work?

I’m delighted to announce that I’ll be joining the wonderful Sheena Wilkinson and Patricia Ford at The Story House from Monday 20th – Saturday 25th February 2017, to bring you a week dedicated to writing for young people. Through relevant writing exercises, group discussion and one-to-one sessions, you will gain practical knowledge that you can apply to your own work in progress.

This course is aimed at anyone interested in writing fiction for young people and is limited to 12 participants (– I have it on good authority that there are at least three bookings already!). From the art of re-drafting to navigating the contemporary publishing world, we will help you to develop as a writer for this exciting age group.

You can read more about the week hereHope to see you there!