Northern Ireland: Novel Writing* with Bernie McGill
Duration: 4 weeks
Location: The Playhouse, Derry/Londonderry
*Please note this cost is based on the currency exchange rate of £80.
In this course, participants will look at: structuring work; writing openings with impact; developing setting; creating credible characters; selecting point of view; writing dialogue; editing and redrafting; outlets for completed work. You will be invited to take part in writing exercises to further develop your work and to share your writing with other class members. Suitable for committed writers who are beginning or developing a novel.
*Participants should come with a 250 word outline for a novel. Works-in-progress are welcomed.
Bernie McGill is the author of Sleepwalkers, a collection of stories short-listed in 2014 for the Edge Hill short story prize, and of the novels The Butterfly Cabinet and The Watch House. She has been published in the UK, the US and in translation in Italy and in the Netherlands. Her short fiction has appeared in acclaimed anthologies The Long Gaze Back, The Glass Shore and Female Lines, and for the theatre she has written The Haunting of Helena Blunden and The Weather Watchers. She works as a professional mentor with the Irish Writers Centre in Dublin and as a Writer in Schools for Poetry Ireland. She is currently Writing Fellow with the Royal Literary Fund at the Seamus Heaney Centre, Queen’s University, Belfast.
Kindly sponsored by Arts Council Northern Ireland