Starts: Mon 26 Sept
Time: 6.30pm – 8.30pm
Duration: 20 Weeks + 4 One-Days
Cost: €1,500/€1,450 Members
Deadline: Mon 15 Aug
Autumn 2016 - this course has now passed.
This workshop, led by acclaimed novelist and short story writer Sean O'Reilly, will meet once a week over a six-month period (Sept 2016 - Mar 2017). Each meeting, two participants will present their work-in-progress to the rest of the group for close scrutiny. On four Saturdays during the period, there will be a series of specialist talks on issues around the process of writing and the imagination. Over the duration, each participant will also have two one-on-one sessions with Sean. A maximum of ten places will be offered on the basis of work submitted by Monday, 15 August, 2016. Participating writers will receive free IWC membership for the duration of the course. Sean O’Reilly is the author of Curfew and Other Stories, the novels Love and Sleep and The Swing of Things, and the experimental novella, Watermark. He is the editor of the centenary edition of The Stinging Fly, 'In the Wake of the Rising'. His new book of short fiction will be published this autumn.
*See www.stingingfly.org for application details.