Flash Fiction with Nuala O'Connor
Starts: Sat 27 July 2019
Time: 11.00am – 5.00pm
Duration: 1 Day
Cost: €45/€35 Members
Location: Linenhall Arts Centre, Castlebar
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. You will look at sample stories from accomplished flash writers and explore outlets for completed stories. Handouts will be provided.
Nuala O’Connor lives in Co. Galway. In 2019 she won the James Joyce Quarterly competition to write the missing story from Dubliners, ‘Ulysses’. Her fourth novel, Becoming Belle, was published to critical acclaim in 2018 in the US and Ireland and will be published in the UK in June 2019. She is currently writing a bio-fictional novel about Nora Barnacle, wife and muse to James Joyce. Nuala is editor at new flash e-zine Splonk. www.nualaoconnor.com
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