Starts: Sat 8 & 15 Oct
Time: 10.30am – 1.30pm
Duration: 2 x 1/2 Days
Cost: €80/€70 Members
Autumn 2016: this course has now passed.
Creating memorable characters and gripping dialogue is at the heart of all excellent fiction and drama. Over the course of two three-hour sessions, learn how to get under the skin of your characters in these in-depth writing classes with novelist Kathleen MacMahon and playwright Colin Murphy. From developing deeper characters and creating believable backstory, participants will learn how dialogue intertwines with their character construction and then, through the expertise of a playwright, you will learn how to master the art of the written conversation. Suitable for writers of all levels, these two classes will enable you to build complex personalities and bring your characters to life on the page. Kathleen Mac Mahon is the author of two bestselling novels, has been nominated for two Bord Gáis Energy Irish Book Awards and for the Kerry Group Irish Novel of the Year. Colin Murphy has written a trilogy of political documentary plays for Fishamble Theatre Company: Guaranteed!, Bailed Out! and Inside the GPO.