Delivered live via Zoom
This four-week course (eight hours) is designed to facilitate you in writing a short story. Over the course of the weeks, we will look at story openings, characterisation, dialogue and setting as you are guided through handouts on craft, invited to partake in written activities, and encouraged to discuss the elements of craft encountered in assigned stories and in your own work.
There will be a reading assignment each week and your written goal will be to complete a short story. While your manuscripts will not be workshopped during the classes, I will suggest that you share your work in progress with the group so that any references you make to your text during our discussions will be familiar and thus enable the sharing of ideas.
You will be encouraged to submit your story a fortnight after the classes finish to enable me to offer any advice I think may be helpful.
Writers of the short form you can expect to encounter include William Trevor, Eílís Ní Dhuibhne, Claire Keegan, Danielle McLaughlin, Flannery O’Connor, Raymond Carver, Jhumpa Lahiri, Carys Davies, and Kevin Barry.
Course cost €100
Class numbers will not exceed nine.
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