Date: November 1, 2023

Time: 6.30pm - 8.30pm

Duration: 6 weeks

Level: Beginner | Emerging |

Cost: €165 (€150 Members)

Location: Online

This course will take place on Wednesdays (six sessions in total). 

Course Summary

During this 6-week workshop, the focus will be on two essential craft elements in fiction: dialogue and point of view.

Course Outline

Each session will include a discussion of stories by masters of the form such as Mary Gaitskill, William Trevor, Kevin Barry, Leila Aboulela, Barry Hannah, Mavis Gallant, and Grace Paley. During the second half of each class the workshop students’ own fiction will be workshopped. Students should send a story manuscript of up to 3,000 words to one week before the start of the course.

Course Outcomes

At the end of the six-week workshop students will have completed several exercises focused on dialogue and point of view. They will have read a wide-range of short stories and
experimented with style in their own work. Students will finish the course with a revision plan for their own story.

Madeline Beach Carey is the author of the story collection Les filles dels altres. Her work has appeared in Southword, El Món d’Ahir, de/rail, RIC Journal, echoverse, The Sultan’s Seal, Full Stop, The Momentist, and elsewhere. Carey has been the recipient of awards and fellowships from the Bread Loaf Writers’ Conference, the Edward Albee Foundation, Faber Residency, Hawthornden Castle, Greywood Arts, and Ventspils House.

Born in Baltimore, Maryland, she lives in Barcelona, Spain.