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November 9, 2019 @ 7:30 am - 4:00 pm

€53.17 – €80.93

WRITERS GAME is connecting creatives to Film, Games, Books, Comics and VR/AR.

We’re delighted to announce a Special 1 Day Event At Trinity College, Dublin.

Launch your writing career. Join us at Trinity College this November 9th.

“An inspirational event where we got the chance to hear and meet so many talented and generous people writing in so many different forms and genres.”

​Creators from multiple media will lead Masterclasses and Workshops to give writers of all ages, new and experienced, not only the core tools for immersive and engaging story but the answer to the questions:

  • How can I create ground-breaking content?

  • What is the difference between writing for any of these media?

  • How can I write not just for one, but for all of them?

  • How can I make money doing it?

WRITERS GAME presents Morning Plenary Sessions (Masterclasses) for all writers, with a focus on the above questions along with story core techniques and key tools for writers on how to become a and even create a business.

At this years special one day event at Trinity College, Dublin, we will have two Afternoon Breakout Sessions which will focus on Books and Game Narrative Design.

​Places At WRITERS GAME events are always limited, reserve now to avoid missing out.

“It gave me a great insight into writing content for games and the stepping stones to writing a book.”


— Full Day Pass & Student Ticket: Gives you access to Saturday morning masterclasses & panels + your choice of afternoon workshop track + Sat eve mixer. Simply select which track you want by selecting the appropriate ticket.

Track choices:



“Thought provoking and authoritative. A strong mix of practical tips from established experts. Would recommend to fellow writers of any level or field of interest.”


Do you write or want to write for film, games, books? And if so, could you ramp up your game? Do you want the ability to move from one to the other or write for more than one genre?
Or are you just getting started? Do you have a brilliant novel brewing? Can’t get those crazy game characters out of your head? Spend your days dreaming about scripts or comic characters?

If the answer is YES to ANY of the above, then WRITERS GAME is the event for you.


*** WHY ATTEND? ***

This WRITERS GAME one day special event is a full day of Masterclasses, Workshops, and Networking, designed to not only help you master the art of writing great narratives that capture the imagination, but how to develop and run a sustainable creative enterprise. Accelerate your writing career with intensive instruction by some of the world’s leading creatives.

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Morning Plenary Sessions (Masterclasses) with instruction on:

How to brand yourself as a writer, to launch and grow successful writer enterprises;

Focused story techniques from some of the world’s best storytellers who have sold millions of books, and how to write across multiple media.

Speakers include: Glenn Meade, John Dawson. Dee Rivera. Denise Horan.

“I immensely enjoyed the Writers Game conference in Dublin. The speakers were experienced and entertaining, which made listening enjoyable. I was feverishly writing down notes during both days.”

Afternoon Breakout Workshops:

Writing for Film and Books

Storytelling & Screenwriting – breakout workshop with John Dawson
Being a writer requires more than a vivid imagination and dedication. One needs to have a deep understanding of ‘Story’, its purpose, and its parts, regardless of the form in which one’s story is presented IE novels, short stories, comics, plays, film screenplays, games and TV shows scripts. John will discuss Story: its role in the human experience. He will work with participants to ensure that they have a clear understanding of a story’s components: logic, theme, character and archetypes, structures, plotting, genres, tone, and how all must gel together to create a completely rewarding, memorable experience; one of transcendence and transformation.

Writing for Games

Game Narrative Design – breakout workshop with Karen Hunt

Our Game Narrative Instructor, Karen will kick off the afternoon with a Masterclass entitled, an introduction to Narrative Design. She will look at the use of branching narratives & foldback schemes in Game Writing, after which you will have a clear understanding of what Game Writing is and how it differs from more traditional forms of scriptwriting.
After that, Karen will take you on a super quest, her aim? To have you complete the first draft of a game scene and have your very own portfolio piece completed!
After that, you will have gone through a workshop and dedicated Masterclass with one of the world’s most successful creatives who has worked on AAA MMOs to indie mobile games.


We’re adding to our event all the time, stay tuned.

Writing for Games (Game Narrative Design)

Karen Hunt

Karen Hunt is the founder of Narrative Hunt, an international storytelling consultancy specialized in Video Game, VR, and AR projects. A graduate of Trinity College Dublin and the Sorbonne, Karen has over ten years’ experience as a writer of acclaimed interactive fiction in both English and French.

Writing for Film & Books

Glenn Meade

Glenn Meade has written 12 international bestsellers and has been translated into more than 30 languages. He will share his incredible knowledge on how to write million-dollar concepts. “A writer of powerfully built and skillfully executed plots. Immerse yourself in his intricately woven intrigue and explosive action, and enjoy them thoroughly!’ – OLEG KALUGIN, former head of the KGB’s First Directorate.

John Dawson
John Dawson has served as a story consultant, script editor and writer for clients in Ireland, Britain, Canada, and Korea. He trained and performed with numerous troupes including N. America’s Second City Theatre, the casting pool for hit TV show ‘Saturday Night Live’. He’s taught acting, improv, and screenwriting for over 21 years in three countries, including facilitating for Trinity College Dublin, Animation Skillnet, Screen Training Ireland, and Academy Award nominated Irish animation companies Brown Bag Films and Cartoon Saloon.

“John really broke down plot, structure, and character development in a way that clarified the process of building an engaging story. Highly recommended!”
Nicky Phelan – Academy Award Nominated Director of ‘Granny O’Grimm’s Sleeping Beauty’ and Series Director at Brown Bag Films, Dublin.

Dawson's Workshop

Schedule and speakers are subject to change due to unforeseen circumstances.

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*** Seat numbers for our breakout sessions are limited. Avoid disappointment, get yours now ***


November 9, 2019
7:30 am - 4:00 pm
€53.17 – €80.93
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