Flash Fiction with Nuala O'Connor
Starts: Sat 10 Nov 2018
Time: 10.30am – 4.30pm
Duration: 1 Day
Cost: €80/€70 Members
Flash is a very particular kind of fiction: it should sting like good poetry and have heart like a good story. Punchy, succinct and surprising, the best flash stories keep the reader alert and thinking. By definition a short form, in flash every word is essential and excess words and ideas are pared away.
This will be a generative workshop; using various provided prompts, participants will write new flash. Suitable for those who already write some fiction or poetry, this one-day course will guide participants through practical theory on how to write effective flash and there will be in-class writing exercises. We will look at sample stories from accomplished flash writers and explore outlets for completed stories. Handouts will be provided.
Nuala O’Connor AKA Nuala Ní Chonchúir is from Dublin and lives in Ballinasloe, Co. Galway. Her fifth short story collection Joyride to Jupiter was published by New Island in 2017. Nuala has won many flash and short fiction awards including the Dublin Review of Books Flash Fiction Prize, the Gladstone Library Flash Prize, RTÉ radio’s Francis MacManus Award, the Cúirt New Writing Prize, the inaugural Jonathan Swift Award and the Cecil Day Lewis Award. Her story ‘Gooseen’ won the UK’s 2018 Short Fiction Prize and was published in Granta. Nuala’s fourth novel, Becoming Belle is published in September 2018. www.nualaoconnor.com