Past Speakers

Our speakers, instructors & panelists at WRITERS GAME are world leaders across the media industries. They believe in sharing valuable insights into how they have achieved their success. They love what they do, and they love to share. Join us. 



Glenn Meade 

Author of more than 13 books, many of them international bestsellers, translated into almost 30 languages.

Camille Donegan

Virtual Reality consultant and content producer with 15 year parallel careers in both technology and the arts (theatre, film, radio). Camille Runs VR Community Ireland  exploring the new storytelling possibilities presented by VR and AR.

Antony Johnston

Antony Johnston New York Times bestselling author and screenwriter. Including graphic novel THE COLDEST CITY, a.k.a. ATOMIC BLONDE and DEAD SPACE, a videogame that redefined its genre.

John Dawson

John Dawson has served as a story consultant, script editor and writer for over 21 years with Trinity College Dublin, Animation Skillnet, Screen Training Ireland, and Academy Award nominated Irish animation companies Brown Bag Films and Cartoon Saloon.


Laurance O’Bryan

Founder, BooksGoSocial, CEO Advanced Social Media Services Ltd. A mystery writer with three published novels translated into ten languages.



From Emmy Awards, Student Academy Awards Oscars & New York Film Festivals, Terra knows the inside track when it comes to film scripts

Jillian Godsil

Keynote Speaker, Broadcaster, Writer, Crypto Journalist.

Robin David O’Keefe

Award-winning Robin is an analogue game designer and a writer for games and television.

Andrew Walsh

Award-winning writer/director with credits across film, television, theatre, radio, animation and videogames. A man of many job titles he has appeared as writer, director, speech designer, narrative designer, narrative producer, story consultant, script editor, motion capture director, camera director, voice director, story producer, story liner, story editor and once mysteriously as ‘t – by’ something which he can only attribute to being a tea drinking Englishman. To date he has worked on more than eighty videogames including Legend of Solgard, The Division 2, Fable Legends, Nosgoth, Prince of Persia, Harry Potter, Risen, Shadow of the Beast,, Medieval II: Total War, SOCOM, LEGO City:Undercover, and Need for Speed : Most Wanted. His television credits include Raven, Emmerdale, Byker Grove and Family Affairs while his film work includes the English version of Professor Layton and the Eternal Diva.

Orna Ross

Bestselling and award-winning novelist and poet, international speaker on creative empowerment. Founder of two global creative communities: the Alliance of Independent Authors and The Creativist Club.

Sorcha Hegarty

Writer & Storyteller
Sorcha is CEO and founder of Candelit Tales (, a traditional
Irish storyteller, and works as a freelance copywriter and researcher. As well as
resuscitating old stories, Sorcha spends a great deal of her time writing new ones,
be they plays, short stories, films, and more recently interactive narratives for the
new storytelling mediums of Virtual Reality and Augmented Reality.

She spent the last 4 months working as writer/director for an Augmented Reality experience called Horrors of Hamilton, a tourism project for Manorhamilton castle in Leitrim.


Joe Dalton

Business mentor, radio host and brand awareness expert. Joseph works with successful businesses who are challenged by ‘too many ideas but not enough time’ and want to simplify their business so they can make more money by working smarter.



Dee Rivera