Writing Historical Fiction with Patricia O'Reilly Irish Writers Centre

Booked Out: Historical Fiction with Patricia O'Reilly

Starts: Saturday 19 Oct 2019
Time: 10.30am – 4.30pm
Duration: 1 day
Cost: €80/€70 Members

Historical fiction encompasses good fiction and good history. During this one-day course we explore researching and writing the literal and emotional truths of Historical Fiction with: (i)  characters that existed versus fictional characters (ii) historical situations versus created situations. We create strong plot lines and credible characters in settings with period details that capture the spirit, manners, and social conditions of the persons or time(s).

Patricia O’Reilly has come the route of freelance print journalism, radio documentaries and plays, fiction and non-fiction books. Currently she teaches the writing of fiction in UCD and at various literary festivals. She has written 13 books. Her new book The First Rose of Tralee is about Mary O’Connor (182?-1845) the inspiration for the annual Rose of Tralee International Festival.

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