The Long and the Short of It with Tanya Farrelly Short Story Flash Fiction Novel Writing Irish Writers Centre

The Long and the Short of It with Tanya Farrelly

Starts: Mon 16 Sept 2019
Time: 6.30pm – 8.30pm
Duration: 8 Weeks
Cost: €240/€220 Members


In this workshop attendees will look at the key aspects of fiction writing, exploring the overlaps and distinct differences between Flash Fiction, the Short Story, and the Novel. You will look at the importance of language and imagery in the “short, short story” as well as the importance of character, plot, point of view, dialogue, conflict and setting in all three forms. With the aid of writing prompts, participants will have the chance to put into practice what they have learned, receiving feedback on their work in a fun and supportive environment.

Tanya Farrelly is the author of three books: a short fiction collection When Black Dogs Sing (Arlen House), which was longlisted for the Edge Hill Short Story Prize and named winner of the Kate O’ Brien Award 2017, and two psychological thrillers: The Girl Behind the Lens and When Your Eyes Close (Harper Collins), both Amazon bestsellers. She holds a PhD in Creative and Critical Writing from Bangor University, Wales, and teaches at the Irish Writers Centre, Dublin. She is the founder and director of Staccato Literary Salon and Bray Literary Festival. Her second short story collection is forthcoming from Arlen House in 2020.

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