Writing LGBTQ Characters with Hilary McCollum
Starts: Sat 3 Mar 2018
Time: 10.30am – 4.30pm
Duration: 1 day
Cost: €80/€70 Members
Many writers are seeking to reflect greater diversity in their work. In this one-day course, participants will have the chance to explore what is different (and what is the same) about writing lesbian, gay, bisexual, trans* and queer (LGBTQ) characters. Their will be a focus on how to research LGBTQ lives, how to avoid cliches and stereotypes, and will look at writing LGBTQ characters across different genres. There will be an emphasis on writing exercises to develop your ideas.
Hilary McCollum’s debut novel, Golddigger, won the Golden Crown Literary Society Award for historical fiction in 2016. She has written four LGBTQ themed plays.