Friday, 18 November 2011

The Essentials of Fiction - A Seminar with Claire Keegan

Just in from The Munster Literature Centre:

 Claire Keegan
We are pleased to present a seminar on writing fiction with one of our young masters, Claire Keegan. In recent years Claire has been spending far less time teaching and more time concentrating on her own work. This opportunity to share in her knowledge is becoming increasingly rare.

 Claire Keegan is the author of Antarctica, Walk the Blue Fields and Foster; publications which have earned her the William Trevor Prize (judged by William Trevor), The Francis MacManus Award, The Rooney Prize for Irish Literature, The Edge Hill Prize and The Davy Byrnes Award (judged by Richard Ford)  among many others.

"a natural inheritor of the mantle of John McGahern and Alistair MacLeod, a writer already touched by greatness." --Declan Kiberd

"Every line seems to be a lesson in the perfect deployment of both style and emotion." --Hilary Mantel

The seminar is designed for anyone interested in writing a short story or a novel, or is already having difficulty with their fiction. It will examine how fiction works and how stories begin.
structure of narrative * writing dialogue *
tension in fiction
* point of view/perspective characters & language * conflict * character development
* shape/ structure of a paragraph *
reading recommendations * Q&A session

The Metropole Hotel
Saturday December 10th
10am - 1pm
Tickets €50 

Claire is waiving all fees and proposed this endeavour as a fund-raising event for the Munster Literature Centre which is a registered charity. All monies raised will be spent on the promotion of writers and writing.

To purchase tickets contact Jennifer at or phone 021-4312955.

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