Thursday, 5 March 2015

One day writing masterclass with Claire Keegan

There will be a one day writing masterclass run by The Lightning Bug with award winning short story writer Claire Keegan in Killarney on Saturday April 25th.

This is a masterclass on the principles of successful writing and will look in detail at what makes good fiction. This is not a workshop so you don't bring any work but there will be reading homework beforehand.

The masterclass will cover:

Narrative Structure
Beginnings & Endings
Tension: rise & fall
Sense of Place
What make prose fine or weak?
and much more...

The day will run 10am -4pm and will be for up to ten writers and aspiring writers.

The cost is 60 euros, which includes a sandwich lunch and teas and coffees. Places are limited to 20 attendees only and there will be some reading homework ahead of the masterclass. This is a non profit making event so apart from a cover for catering all fees go direct to the author.

For more information email

Also news from The West Cork Literary Festival;  The J. G. Farrell Fiction Award is for the best opening chapter of a novel-in-progress by a writer resident in Munster. The prize includes a place on the West Cork Literary Festival’s Writing a Novel with John Boyne workshop:…/worksh…/detail/writing-a-novel (13-17 July) and accommodation at the Maritime Hotel. 

Applicants should send two copies of the first chapter of their novel (max 3000 words), double-spaced and printed on one side of the page only. Place your name and address on a separate sheet. Entries will not be returned. Info on their website here:

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