Propel: What’s Your Story? A Guide to Creating Your Fiction
Starts: Sat 21 July 2018
Time: 10.30am – 4.30pm
Duration: 1 Day
Cost: €60/€50 Members
with June Caldwell, Danny Denton, Mia Gallagher and Arlene Hunt.
‘My writing process isn't a very organized thing’ – Chuck Palahniuk.
We all have different ways of working and writing a novel or short story is no different. While you can adhere to some basic rules, how you transfer your ideas to the page is highly individual and something that a writer crafts and develops over time. Over a range of forms that can be applied across the board four professional writers have agreed to share their invaluable expertise and personal experiences of the process of creating their diverse fictions.
10.30am - 11.40am: Arlene Hunt
Arlene Hunt is the author of 10 novels, the most recent, Last Goodbye was published in May 2018 by Bookoutre. She is currently working on a new series, the first to be published in early 2019. When not working she can be found half way up a mountain with a German Shepherd or two, probably thinking about murder.
11.50am - 1pm: June Caldwell
June Caldwell is a journalist and fiction writer. Her short story collection Room Little Darker was published by New Island Books in 2017 and Head of Zeus (UK) in 2018. She is a prizewinner of The Moth Short Story Prize and has been shortlisted for many others including Short Story of the Year in the 2017 Irish Book Awards. Her debut novel Little Town Moone will be published by John Murray in 2019.
2.00pm - 3.10pm: Danny Denton
Danny Denton is a writer from Cork. His first novel, The Earlie King & the Kid in Yellow, was published by Granta Books in February 2018. He has been awarded several bursaries and scholarships for his work, and has written for publications including The Guardian, The Irish Times, The Irish Examiner, The Big Issue, and Granta. His short work has been published in The Stinging Fly, The Tangerine and Funhouse, among others, and broadcast on BBC Radio. He is currently writer-in-residence for the Cork County Libraries.
3.20pm - 4.30pm: Mia Gallagher
Mia Gallagher's debut novel, HellFire, was widely acclaimed and received the Irish Tatler Women of the Year Literature Award in 2007, while her award-winning short fiction has been widely published and anthologised. Her second novel, Beautiful Pictures of the Lost Homeland was published in 2016. Her new collection Shift was published in May 2018 by New Island Books.