Writing Short Stories with Alan McMonagle
Starts: Wed 8 May 2019
Time: 6:30pm – 8:30pm
Duration: 8 weeks
Cost: €240/€220 Members
A short story is an arrow in flight. Deploying a mix of theory, exercise and class discussion, this eight-week course will steer participants through the elements of an effective short story: beginnings and endings; voice, tone and point-of-view; characterisation and dialogue; language and setting. We will examine what a short story attempts to achieve, reference proven masters and apply topics covered to prompt-based exercises. Suitable for committed beginners and those who have been writing for some time.
Alan McMonagle has published two collections of short stories Liar Liar and Psychotic Episodes, and holds an MA in Writing from NUI, Galway. In 2015 Alan signed a two book deal with Picador.