Roscommon Arts Centre in partnership with the LIVE Network presents this online tutorial for young people as part of Cruinniú na nÓg with Sarah Bowie cartoonist, writer, and co-founder of The Comics Lab.
Sarah will show you how to take ordinary, everyday life and turn it into material for compelling storytelling! This as an opportunity for young people to look beyond the surface of our seemingly mundane lives, and find the potential stories within. She 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.
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: i@sarah__bowie and her latest picture books are available online.
Cruinniú na nÓg is Ireland’s national day of free creativity for children and young people under 18. It is a flagship initiative of the Creative Ireland Programme’s Creative Youth plan to enable the creative potential of children and young people.
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