Claire Keegan, internationally acclaimed author and teacher of creative writing, will run a 2 day fiction workshop.
This weekend will concentrate on works-in-progress submitted by the participants. Manuscripts (novel excerpt or short story of up to 3,000 words) are due 10 days in advance, distributed to every participant, and read with care by all. Keegan will spend between 3-5 hours on each text before the workshop begins and will then examine and discuss every text with the group during the weekend. Discussion will include the structure of a narrative, time, tension, drama, statement, description, suggestion, conflict, character, humour, point of view, place and time.
The aim, always, is to help each author with the next draft.
The weekend will be of particular interest to those who write, teach, read or edit fiction - but anyone with an interest in how fiction works is welcome to attend.
While most participants like to submit a manuscript, this is not a requirement.
For more information or to book your place on the course, please contact the tutor directly: firstname.lastname@example.org
About the Tutor
Claire Keegan has written Antarctica, Walk the Blue Fields and Foster (Faber & Faber). These stories, translated into 17 languages, have won numerous awards including the William Trevor Prize judged by William Trevor. Walk the Blue Fields was Richard Ford’s Book of the Year and won the Edge Hill Prize, awarded by Hilary Mantel. Foster won the Davy Byrne’s Award, the world’s richest prize for a single story. Her stories have been published in numerous journals including The Paris Review, The New Yorker, The Economist, Granta and Best American Stories.