How Fiction Works
DATE / TIME
4 Nov, Sat
4:00 PM - 7:00 PM
VENUETimbre Music Academy, Hall
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This session is in English
How does one begin a story? What does it mean to begin? What is an ending? What is tension? And how and why does tension rise and fall – or not rise at all? Claire Keegan will also take you through the structure of a paragraph and demonstrate how time, movement and static work (and do not work) in a piece of fiction. Participants will be taken through the structure of a narrative and asked to reconsider time and desire.
This session is suitable for all levels.
Irish short story writer Claire Keegan has published the collections Antarctica (1999) and Walk the Blue Fields (2007), as well as the story ‘Foster’ as a standalone book (2010). She has been translated into 15 languages and won numerous awards. Walk the Blue Fields won the Edge Hill Prize in 2008, awarded to the strongest collection published in the British Isles, while ‘Foster’ won the 2009 Davy Byrnes Irish Writing Award, then the world’s richest prize for a single story.Claire Keegan is featured in the following SWF event(s):