Autumn 2015 - this course has now passed.
Deploying a mix of theory, exercise and class discussion, this one-day course with Alan McMonagle will steer participants through the elements of an effective short story. We’ll look at openings, voice, tone, point-of-view, characterisation, dialogue, language, setting and endings; examine what a short story attempts to achieve; reference proven masters, and apply to prompt-based exercises. Suitable for the committed beginner and those who have been writing for some time.
Award-winning writer, Alan McMonagle has published two collections of short stories, Liar Liar (Wordsonthestreet, 2009) and Psychotic Episodes (Arlen House, 2013). He is a contributor to the anthology Young Irelanders (New Island, 2015), and holds an MA in Writing from NUI, Galway. www.alanmcmonagle.com.
Starts: Sat 10 Oct
Time: 10.30am – 4.30pm
Duration: 1 Day
Cost: €80/€70 Members