Booked Out: Fiction Workshop with A.L. Kennedy
Starts: Sat 27 April 2019
Time: 10.30am – 4.30pm
Duration: 1 day
Cost: €80/€70 Members
This workshop will allow participants to revisit the basic principles of communication in prose and then to explore the natural consequences of those principles. Participants will be encouraged to link literary technique with real emotion, coherent psychology and human action. We will focus on our understanding of voice in its various forms. Those attending should leave with a clear sense of the simplicity of prose and the challenges and gifts that simplicity will consistently deliver. Participants should bring a short paragraph they have written with them and wear comfortable clothes. Rewriting will take place. Note taking is possible, remembering is preferable.
A.L. Kennedy has won a variety of awards in 5 countries, including the Costa Prize and the Heinrich Heine Prize. She has been translated in over 20 languages. She was listed among the Granta Best of Young British Novelists on two occasions. She believes in the inevitably positive effects of arts practiced with wholehearted generosity and committed attention.