Alan McMonagle
Irish Writers Centre - Dublin, Ireland

Shaping the Short Story with Alan McMonagle

Regular price €200.00

Spring 2016 - this course has now passed.

A short story is an arrow in flight. Deploying a mix of theory, exercise and class discussion, this eight-week course will steer participants through the elements of an effective short story: beginnings and endings; voice, tone and point-of-view; characterisation and dialogue; language and setting. Participants will examine the objectives of a short story, reference proven masters and apply topics covered to prompt-based exercises. Suitable for committed beginners and those who have been writing for some time.

Alan McMonagle has published two collections of short stories (Liar Liar and Psychotic Episodes), and holds an MA in Writing from NUI, Galway. In 2015 Alan signed a two book deal with Picador.

Starts: Monday 1 February 
Time: 6:30pm – 8:30pm 
Duration: 8 weeks
Cost: €220/€200 Members

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