‘Writing about music is like dancing about architecture’ is a quip attributed to various individuals from Elvis Costello to Frank Zappa. Whatever its origins, there is no disputing the huge public interest in the work of those who endeavour to talk and write about music.
Reviews, articles, blogs, and podcasts are some of the ways in which writers connect with listeners and readers, fans and scholars. But how do you go about producing that content? What music do you want to write about? How do you convey sonic experiences in print? Which forms of communication will enable you to reach your desired audience?
To help address these questions, Sounding the Feminists has just announced STF Workshop 3! Writing about Music for the Public, a FREE workshop, which takes place at IMRO from 4 – 7pm on Friday, 18 October 2019.
Facilitated by Laura Watson of STF, the workshop features a panel of experts who write, edit and produce content for diverse audiences. Their work spans the spectrum of print media, academia, online media platforms, podcasts, radio, the blogosphere, and more. They are:
- Niall Byrne, Founder of Nialler9 Blog and Journalist https://nialler9.com/
- Michael Dervan, Irish Times Music Critic https://www.irishtimes.com/profile/michael-dervan-7.1837446
- Melanie Lynch, Founder and CEO of Herstory https://www.herstory.ie/home
- Toner Quinn, Editor and Founder of the Journal of Music https://journalofmusic.com/
- Helen Shaw, Founder and CEO of Athena Media; former MD of RTÉ Radio http://athenamedia.ie/blog/
- Danielle Sofer, Musicologist, Media Scholar, Performer, and Activist https://daniellessofer.wixsite.com/daniellesofer
Who: female, trans, and non-binary writers and musicians of any age, any experience, and any musical genre are welcome to participate in this workshop.
Where: IMRO, Copyright House, Pembroke Row, Lower Baggot Street, Dublin 2. D02 HW59
When: Friday, October 18th 4pm to 7pm
Cost: Free. STF can offer to cover the travel expenses (bus or train return tickets) of artists travelling to the workshop from outside Dublin city centre.
To Confirm Your Participation: To participate, book your place by emailing by 16 October 2019. Please give a 50-word summary of your musical interests / experience if relevant, and let us know if you require travel expenses