Booked Out: Online: Who Do You Think You Are? with Elske Rahill

Booked Out: Online: Who Do You Think You Are? with Elske Rahill

Dates: Tues 16, 23 & 30 June 2020
Time: 6.30 pm – 8.30 pm
Duration: 3 Days
Cost: €100/€90

All remote Irish Writers Centre courses take place on Irish Standard Time (GMT+1)

Who do you think you are? is a many-mirrored approach to character. This is a highly interactive workshop designed to help writers to deepen their characterisation. It is aimed at emerging writers.

Over the course of these workshops writers are invited to explore:

  1. The space between their character’s self-identification, how they behave, and how they are perceived: The ‘true character’ is usually in the spaces between.
  2. The right register for your character: Who is the narrator and how much do they know?
  3. Instinctive character development: Letting your character take over.

While there is no publication history required, this course is designed for people who already write, and are interested in developing their craft. Writers will be asked to share short pieces of work with the group, and to respond to one another’s work. They may also be asked to develop some short pieces.

Every session will be broken into three parts:

1. Analysing and discussing excerpts from fictional work
2. Reading and discussing participants' work
3. A series of individual and group exercises exploring character

Elske Rahill is an Irish novelist and short story writer. Her work includes the novels Between Dog and Wolf (2013, The Lilliput Press), An Unravelling (Head of Zeus and The Lilliput Press, 2019) and the short story collection In White Ink (2017). She currently lives in Burgundy, France with her partner and four children.

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