Society of
Children's Book Writers
and Illustrators

“Taking It Further” Writing Workshop with Sheena Wilkinson

Loading Map....

Date(s) - 10/15/2016
10:00 am - 3:00 pm

Camden Palace Hotel Community Arts Centre
9 John Redmond Street - Cork, Cork


No Categories


Workshop Information

Wherever you are with your writing project—twinkle in the eye, s****y first draft, polished masterpiece, or anything in between—you'll be further on after this workshop. Sheena Wilkinson will take you through a range of exercises designed to help you look more objectively at your own work and to take it to the next level. Come prepared to write, ask questions, and have fun!

SCBWI Ireland is facilitating this workshop with award-winning writer and SCBWI member Sheena Wilkinson. The workshop will take place at the Camden Palace Hotel Community Arts Centre, 9 John Redmond Street, in Cork city on Saturday, October 15th, 2016 from 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.

  • 10:00 am: Registration and mingling
  • 10:30 am: Workshop starts
  • 03:00 pm: Workshop ends

Coffee and tea will be provided at the venue. There will be a one-hour break for lunch. Participants can bring their own lunch to the venue or can purchase food at one of the nearby cafes and restaurants.

Door prizes for participants include a chance to win a free one-year membership (or extension) to SCBWI or a book autographed by Sheena.


Sheena Wilkinson


About Sheena Wilkinson

Sheena Wilkinson has been described as ‘one of our foremost writers for young people’ (The Irish Times, March 2015). Since the publication of the multi-award-winning Taking Flight (Little Island) in 2010, she has published several acclaimed novels for young adults. Grounded won the overall Children’s Books Ireland Book of the Year in 2013. Her most recent novel, Name Upon Name, set in 1916 Belfast, was chosen as Waterford’s ‘One Community, One Book’ title. In 2013, Sheena was granted a Major Award from the Arts Council of Northern Ireland, its highest award, given ‘to artists of national and international importance’. 

Sheena is a very experienced workshop facilitator, tutors regularly for Arvon, and ran a three-day workshop, Writing for Young People, at this year's John Hewitt Summer School.


Thank-you to the following organizations for their support of our event:

Little Island Logo 2014 children's books ireland logo
Camden Palace logo logo


Welcome to the Writing Workshop Booking Form!

SCBWI member?

Please log into your SCBWI account to register and you'll get the discount!

Want to review what you have booked? Log in to your member home page on SCBWI and check out your Event History.

Not a SCBWI member?

Just go ahead and book using the form below! Or join now and get the members' only discount!

Problems with bookings?

Please email Colleen Jones at

When booking by tablet or phone, tilt to landscape if you are having any difficulty seeing the whole form. Thanks.

** Looking forward to seeing you at the event! **