Thursday, 5 September 2013

Fiction course set to run in Ballyshannon soon

Monica Corish emailed this info to me today. I did two courses which I really enjoyed with Monica a few years ago in the Regional Cultural Centre. She has read at NWW, as has her co presenter on this 10 week course, Tom Sigafoos.

 Writing Fiction: a Ten Week Intensive Course
with Monica Corish and Tom Sigafoos.

Where: The Old Credit Union Building, Ballyshannon.
When: Tuesdays from October 8 to December 10, 7:30 – 10 pm.
Cost: €120, or €100 if payment received in full (by cheque, PO, PayPal) by October 1.
Places on the workshop are limited, so early booking is essential.

For info and to book, go to /phone Monica at 087-6414185 /email

The course is based on "The Writing Book: a Practical Guide for Fiction Writers," by the award-winning Australian novelist Kate Grenville.

It is suitable for anyone who is interested in learning or developing the craft of fiction writing. You may already have a draft of a short story or novel in hand, or you may have nothing except a blank page and your enthusiasm and desire to write. In either case, this course will inform and inspire. Each week you will learn, through examples and exercises, the elements of the craft of fiction writing. Topics will include Getting Started; Clustering for Themes; Character; Point of View; Voice and Style; Dialogue; Description; Plot; Revision; and Getting Published.

The course will be taught by AWA trained writing group leader Monica Corish, whose stories have been published in The Stinging Fly and nominated for the Hennessy New Irish Writing Awards; and by Tom Sigafoos, whose stories have been published in The Copperfield Press and The Quiet Quarter: Ten Years of Great Irish Writing, and whose novel The Cursing Stone will be published in 2014 by The History Press-Ireland.

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