Brian Langan workshop leader at Dingle Literary Festival 2021

Dingle Literary festival 2021 is delighted to welcome Brian Langan to lead the writer’s workshop “Edit Your Novel”

Brian Langan is a literary agent and freelance editor, and founder of Storyline Literary Agency ( and Storyline Editing. Brian has 25 years’ experience in publishing, most recently as editor at Transworld/Doubleday Ireland, an imprint of Penguin Random House, where his authors included Donal Ryan, Hilary Fannin, Colm O’Regan and Conor O’Clery. His agency clients include Niall Bourke, Mel O’Doherty, Luke Cassidy and Olivia Fitzsimons. Brian is also a published author.

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Location: ONLINE/Ar Líne

Date/Dáta:  13 November 2021

Time/Am: 14.00 – 17.00 IST/GMT

Short synopsis about the event in english and irish.

Brian’s course will provide an overview of the process of editing your own novel from a publisher’s perspective, providing guidance on elements such as structure, voice, character, narrative perspective, setting and plot, with a small number of writing exercises.

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The Dingle Literary Festival was established in 2019 to create an annual book festival to bring readers and authors together in West Kerry. It’s a literary festival that celebrates living writers as well as honouring the literary heritage of the area. Festival events happen in both Irish and English and range across all genres and age groups. We present both author events and writers’ workshops.

Our vision is of a festival where literature, language and landscape converge to create moments to share stories, to connect minds and allow magic to blossom. It’s a place that sparks discussion, fosters innovation and collaboration in the arts and creates a multigenerational community of readers and writers.

The Dingle Literary Festival is a book festival that elevates and celebrates the richness of Irish language and literature in contemporary life. We encourage a vibrant, relevant literary community to support both established and emerging writers.

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