Fingal County Council announce new creative writing project for over-50s

by Rachel Darcy

Fingal County Council have announced that they will be funding a new creative writing project for people who are over 50, living in Fingal.

This free initiative is designed to start a creative conversation on the subject of care in older age, and is looking for people who are family carers, have been family carers, or who are themselves cared for by a family member to take part.

The series of online creative writing workshops are facilitated by acclaimed playwright Shaun Dunne.

No previous experience in creative writing is required for this project. Participants will be facilitated to develop their own original writing, based on their personal experiences. This writing will form the basis of a new theatre production scheduled to take place in 2021.

The workshops will be delivered via Zoom on Tuesdays 17 & 24 of November and 1 & 8 December from 10 am to 12 pm. To book your free place, please contact Eva Griffin, Arts Programme Administrator, Age & Opportunity at 01 805 7713 or arts@ageandopportunity.ie with ‘Fingal Creative Writing’ in the subject line.

Age & Opportunity is the national organisation that provides a range of opportunities for older people who want to get more involved in arts and culture, sport and physical activity, civic engagement, and personal development. Their aim is to inspire people aged 50+ to be more active, more visible, more creative, and more connected.

The closing date for expressions of interest is Friday 13 November 2020.

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