Online: An Introduction to Storytelling with Nathaniel McAuley
Starts: Mon 20 July 2020
Time: 2.00 pm – 4.00 pm Mon - Fri
Duration: 1 Week
Course Level: Beginner, Emerging
All Irish Writers Centre remote courses take place on Irish Standard Time (GMT+1)
Use the code SUMMER2020 for €10 off this course!
In this week-long course, Nathaniel McAuley will take you through the basics and essentials of storytelling. Classes will consist of exploration of structure and plot, as well as close analysis of poetry, prose, theatre, and screen.
Each two-hour session will consist of a presentation and discussion of storytelling theory and exercises designed to enable students to explore these theories and apply them to their own work. There will be a strong focus on demystifying storytelling, normalising narrative, and distilling it down to its essence as a basic human reflex. Classes will also provide the opportunity for students to present their work for workshopping in a space that is both safe and constructive.
Students will gain an understanding of narrative arc, plot, characterization, and conflict, across a variety of written mediums.
Nathaniel Joseph McAuley is a poet and playwright from Belfast, living and working in London. He was the winner of the ACNI’s ACES Award in 2014 and currently teaches at the London Screen Academy and the Irish Cultural Centre, Hammersmith.