Flash Fiction with Nuala Ní Chonchúir
Starts: Sat 21 Oct 2017
Time: 10.30am – 4.30pm
Duration: 1 Day
Cost: €80/€70 Members
Short on words but long on depth, flash fiction stings like good poetry. Punchy, succinct and surprising, the best flash stories shift the reader’s heart but they also keep it beating hard. By definition a short form, in flash every word is essential and excess words and ideas are pared away. Suitable for the novice as well as the experienced writer, this one-day course will guide participants through practical theory on how to write effective flash and there will be in-class writing exercises. We will look at sample stories from accomplished flash writers and explore outlets for completed stories. Handouts will be provided.
Nuala O’Connor AKA Nuala Ní Chonchúir was born in Dublin, she lives in East Galway. Her fifth short story collection Joyride to Jupiter was published by New Island in June 2017. Penguin USA, Penguin Canada and Sandstone (UK) published Nuala’s third novel, Miss Emily, about the poet Emily Dickinson and her Irish maid. Miss Emily was shortlisted for the Bord Gáis Energy Eason Book Club Novel of the Year 2015 and longlisted for the 2017 International DUBLIN Literary Award. Nuala’s fourth novel, Becoming Belle, will be published in 2018. Nuala has won many flash and short fiction awards including the Dublin Review of Books Flash Fiction Prize, the Gladstone Library Flash Prize, RTÉ radio’s Francis MacManus Award, the Cúirt New Writing Prize, the inaugural Jonathan Swift Award and the Cecil Day Lewis Award. www.nualaoconnor.com