Learn how to take ordinary, everyday life and turn it into compelling material for storytelling in this engaging tutorial with Sarah Bowie, cartoonist, writer, and co-founder of The Comics Lab. This is an opportunity for you to look beyond the surface of our seemingly mundane lives and find the potential stories within everyday moments.
In this programme, you will explore different ways of observing. This includes 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). We’ll look at how to edit these observations and mould them into shape, as complete short stories in themselves or springboards for longer fiction pieces.
This one-hour online tutorial is pre-recorded and will be available at roscommonartscentre.ie at 12pm on June 12th. It’s presented by Roscommon Arts Centre in partnership with the LIVE Network.
About Sarah Bowie:
Sarah Bowie is a writer and cartoonist as well as 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, is updated weekly on Instagram @sarah__bowie and her latest picture books are available online.
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