Galway, 2 – 3 October, 2024
An International Gathering of Screenwriters From All Around the World

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WCOS 2024 is for all writers and Guilds who are members of the International Affiliation of Writers Guilds (IAWG) and/or the Federation of Screenwriters in Europe (FSE), as well as invited observers. The first conference was held in Athens, in 2009 followed by Barcelona, Warsaw, Berlin and Copenhagen.

The World Conference is rooted in the empowering value of bringing the international community of Writers’ Guilds, and writers, together. It is global solidarity in action.

In 2024 the Writers’ Guild of Ireland is celebrating 55 years since it was established — first as the Society of Irish Playwrights, then as the Irish Playwrights and Screenwriters Guild and now as the WGI. 55 years is, appropriately, an Emerald Anniversary, and so WCOS 2024 is the perfect opportunity to celebrate the work that the Guild has done over those 55 years in fighting for writers’ rights, and in increasing the power of Irish writers, domestically and globally.

We are delighted to welcome our sister Guilds and writers from all across the world to come celebrate with us – to recognise what Guilds can achieve, and what your Guild can achieve. And of course, to talk about how much more we can, and must achieve globally.

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Please note places are limited and will be allocated on a first come, first served basis.

WCOS is for members and employees of a guild organised under FSE or IAWG only. Participation is free of charge but registration is mandatory.