A BEGINNER'S GUIDE TO THE SHORT STORY wITH ALAN MCMONAGLE
WHEN Saturday, September 17th | 09.30AM-12.30PM
WHERE Portumna Credit Union
A short story is an 'arrow in flight'. Deploying a mix of theory, exercise and class discussion, this 'beginners guide' will steer participants through the elements of an effective short story. We will pay particular attention to openings; and also voice, tone, point-of-view, characterisation, dialogue, language, setting and endings.
We will examine what a short story attempts to achieve, reference proven masters and apply topics covered to a prompt-based exercise. This workshop is suitable for the committed beginner and for those who may have been writing for some time.
Award-winning Alan McMonagle has published two collections of short stories, Liar Liar (Wordsonthestreet, 2009) and Psychotic Episodes (Arlen House, 2013). He is also a contributor to the anthology Young Irelanders (New Island, 2015). Alan holds an MA in Writing from NUI, Galway. Ithaca, his debut novel, will be published by PICADOR in March, 2017.
Book your place (15 max.) by calling Mary at 086 3663439 or book online by paying the fee (non-refundable).