Creative Non-Fiction* with Caelainn Hogan
Starts Thur 28 Feb 2019
Duration: 8 weeks
Cost: €240/€220 members
The dissident Vaclev Havel believed we must “serve the truth under all circumstances as our own essential experience.” Through writing exercises and readings, we will explore the potential of non-fiction to document reality and experience while challenging our perception of the world, dipping into reportage, autobi
*Feedback and edits will be provided for assignments completed during the course.
Caelainn Hogan is a writer and journalist with work published in The New York Times Magazine, National Geographic, The New Yorker, Harper’s Magazine, VICE, The Guardian, The Dublin Review and others.
Here's What Other Writers Thought:
"I recently attended Caelainn Hogan's wonderful Creative Non-fiction workshop in Cavan. Before the workshop, Caelainn had sent us reading articles beforehand and the day was largely built on these. Through articles like Hiroshima by John Hersey we learnt how to grasp the readers' attention by an innovative lede and how external evidence can be brought in through experts or characters (as in The Rings of Saturn by W G Sebald). Her own piece Braving Cancer amidst the Chaos of Syria showed how we get to the nuts and bolts of a story and overcome difficulties. There were brilliant angles given to pitching a story. It was relaxed throughout and there were good opportunities for questions. The day was full of insights and I would recommend it to anybody starting or on the road to writing creative non-fiction." - William BurnsBooking Terms and Conditions >>>