Booked Out: From Fact to Fiction with Niamh Boyce
Starts: Sat 23 March 2019
Time: 10.30am – 4.30pm
Duration: 1 day
Cost: €80/€70 Members
Do you have a story you always wanted to tell? Something that really happened but you don't know how to handle the material? This workshop will explore how true stories can inspire a work of fiction. Participants will look at character, voice, setting, first draft, research, 'how much truth, how much fiction,' and revision. The course is suitable for both beginners and those who have been writing for a while. All you need is a pen and notebook.
Niamh Boyce was Hennessy New Irish Writer of the Year in 2012. Her novel The Herbalist based on a real trial, won Newcomer of the Year at the Irish Book Awards and was nominated for an IMPAC. Her poetry collection Inside the Wolf was published this summer. Her Kind (Penguin Random House) inspired by the sorcery trial of Alice Kytler will be published in April 2019.