Friday, 2 May 2008

SHORT STORY WORKSHOPS

As part of the 10th International Conference on the Short Story, in Cork in June this year several workshops, with top-notch writers, are being offered. The workshops cost €100 each, and they all take place on Wednesday the 18th of June. Workshops 1 to 4 are in the morning, while 5 and 6 take place in the afternoon.
See Triskel for registration details.


Workshop 1 CLARK BLAISE

“What the short story tells us about Art, about Life”.

This workshop will look at the ways classic and contemporary stories generate their desired effects.

Workshop 2 BHARATI MUKHERJEE

“The Stated and the Implied”.

This workshop will concentrate on the form, theory and practice of short fiction.

Workshop 3 MARY MORRISY

“Re-vision: Seeing your work with a fresh eye...”

This workshop will concentrate on rewriting. Attendees are asked to submit a draft short story that they are not happy with by June 1st and bring same story to the workshop.

Workshop 4 KIRPHAL SINGH

“Writing the Short Story across cultures/borders”.

By using specific examples and illustrations, participants can benefit from the mutual exchange of ideas and sharing which will, invariably, make the workshop exciting, interesting and instructive.

Workshop 5 ANA CASTILLO

“Unfinished Pieces: Keep or Trash?”.

In some stories the trouble is at the very beginning. Other stories challenge us in the middle. Finally, how to finish may well be where you are stuck. We'll discuss and try exercises that may help us breathe new life into the story.

Workshop 6 ROBERT OLEN BUTLER

“Creating Fictional Art”.

This workshop will focus on the fundamentals of the creative process for fiction writers, beginning or advanced, who aspire to create enduring literature. And, think about the essential characteristics of fiction as an art form.

2 comments:

Inkpot said...

Thanks for posting this information. Those workshops sound cool, just trying to make up my mind on which one to go for! :)

Women Rule Writer said...

I really fancied the Mary Morrissy one, but I can only do an afternoon one, and I did the one with Robert Olen Butler last time, so I think I will try Ana Castillo.
Robert's one was VG - like a three hour lecture on his view of writing. He has some great and interesting things to say.