Date: April 19, 2023

Time: 6.30pm - 8.30pm

Duration: 6 weeks

Level: Emerging |

Cost: €165 (€150 Members)

Online/In Person: Online

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

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 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 3000 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 Journalechoverse,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.