Booked Out. Online: Advanced: Crafting Characters with Kit de Waal

Booked Out. Online: Advanced: Crafting Characters with Kit de Waal

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Dates: Sat 10 Oct 2020
Time: 10.30 am –12.30 pm 
Duration: 2 Hours
Cost: €48/€42 members

Course Level: Advanced 

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

Course Summary: 

This workshop will identify the building blocks of character and help experienced writers get the best out of existing characters or characters that refuse to come to life.   
Course Outcomes:

Participants will be able to identify character and plot driven narratives, work out how to build great characters and incorporate them into our work.
Each participant will be sent a short story to read in advance of the workshop.

Kit de Waal, born to an Irish mother and Caribbean father, was brought up among the Irish community of Birmingham in the 60's and 70's. Her debut novel My Name Is Leon was an international bestseller, shortlisted for the Costa First Novel Award, longlisted for the Desmond Elliott Prize and won the Kerry Group Irish Novel of the Year Award for 2017. Her second novel, The Trick to Time, was longlisted for the Women's Prize and her young adult novel Becoming Dinah is shortlisted for the Carnegie CLIP Award 2020. She also crowdfunded and edited an anthology of working class memoir, Common People, which was published in 2018. Kit was named the FutureBook Person of the Year in 2019.
Photo credit: Justin David 


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