Summer 2016 - this course has now passed.
This course is aimed at people writing a novel, whether it’s a work in progress or a completed first draft. The focus will be on workshopping extracts in a group setting and receiving feedback. Participants will be invited to submit five extracts, of approx 600-800 words in length, over the course of the week. Each excerpt will be critiqued by the facilitator, and a class discussion will follow. Participants would benefit from having their excerpts in mind before the week starts, and the opening extract and a synopsis should be submitted the week beforehand.
Claire Kilroy is the author of four novels and has been shortlisted for the Kerry Group Irish Novel of the Year three times.
Starts: Monday 15-19 Aug
Time: 10.30am – 4.30pm
Duration: 5 Day
Cost: €450/€420 Members
Praise for Claire Kilroy's Novel Workshop:
“I recently completed the intensive novel writing course. I have to say it was one of the best workshops I have ever attended. I have been to many workshops over the years and this one was up there on top. The quality of the writing that was presented was really excellent. I felt that all the persons really engaged with the work and everyone was supportive of each other. Claire Kilroy was really good at time keeping and making very suitable observations. She gave very helpful feedback. She was hard but that is what I feel was needed. I have to commend her on her leadership style. I really liked the fact that John Boyne, Donal Ryan and Paul Murray were invited and they gave their experiences. They shared their experiences of writing, their daily routines and their successes and failures in getting published… Well done on organising the course and I look forward to going back to the Irish Writers Centre.” —Diarmuid Fitzgerald (2014)
“Just wanted to say how much I appreciated Claire Kilroy's class last week. I found workshopping everyone's stories was both enjoyable and enlightening. Throughout, Claire managed to be alert, concentrated, and astute in her observations and suggestions, and to create a balance of open feedback and discussion. Above all else, she created a lovely, creative atmosphere. I would recommend her as a workshop facilitator if this class came up again. Please pass on my thanks to her.” —Arlene Fox (2014)