*Please note this amount is based on the currency exchange rate of £60 on 11 October 2016.
Autumn 2016 - this course has now passed.
Everyone knows the art of writing is in the rewriting. This interactive and enjoyable six week course will provide an opportunity to study and discuss a variety of literary works, exploring technique, style and theme employed by some of Carson’s favourite writers. Participants will have the opportunity to develop, write and redraft their own piece of short prose, learning how to give and receive constructive feedback from other writers and develop confidence in their own distinctive style. Looking at elements of revision like pacing, theme, mood, context and structure participants will focus on exploring and re-imagining their texts to find a complete piece of writing that is ready for final edits. Write. Rewrite. Then do it all over again.
Jan Carson is a writer based in Belfast, Northern Ireland. Her first novel, Malcolm Orange Disappears was published by Liberties Press in 2014, followed by a short story collection, Children’s Children in 2016. Her flash fiction anthology, Postcard Stories is forthcoming from the Emma Press in 2017. Her stories have appeared in journals such as Storm Cellar, Banshee, Harper’s Bazaar and The Honest Ulsterman. In 2014 she was a recipient of the Arts Council NI Artist’s Career Enhancement Bursary. She was longlisted for the Sean O’Faolain short story prize in 2015 and shortlisted in 2016, won the Harper’s Bazaar short story competition in 2016 and was shortlisted for a Sabotage Award for best short story collection 2015/16.
Kindly supported by the Arts Council of Northern Ireland