Writing Seminar: How Fiction Works with Claire Keegan

February 22, 2020

10am to 4.30pm

Central Library, Ilac Centre, Dublin 1

Claire Keegan, internationally acclaimed author and teacher of creative writing, will demonstrate and explore the mechanics of fiction-writing and narrative structure ...

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What Do We Think of When We Think of Race?

Jun 26, 2020 – Jun 28, 2020

Three-day seminar with Prof. Mary McCay of New Orleans

Amber Springs Hotel, Gorey, Co. Wexford

Tuition is Eur500 Euro and it includes tuition, two nights' accommodation and meals. To book, please email ckfictionclinic@yahoo.com

Mary McCay

Mary McCay has taught American Literature and Americ...

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Manuscript-based Workshop in December

Dec 7, 2019 – Dec 7, 2019

Dublin city centre

A unique opportunity to have your work read and critiqued by Claire Keegan, as well as to learn more about the writing process. Tuition is 300 Euro with a 3,000 words manuscript and 150 Euro without a manuscript.

There is only one place remaining!

To book, email ckfictioncli...

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Claire Keegan will be running two manuscript-based workshops in Dublin city centre on Saturday 8th and Saturday 29th February 2010.  This is a unique opportunity to have your work read and critiqued by Claire. 

The workshops are completely independent of each other, and run from 9am to 5pm. Manu...

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2 weeks ago
Attending Claire's manuscript workshop was like a shot of adrenaline in the arm, lovingly administered. Claire gets to the heart of the matter in a way few others can, offering insights with candour and heartfelt generosity. I highly recommend Claire's workshops to anyone who is looking to develop their fiction writing.
- Mike A
a day ago
I went to two of Claire’s courses. They were intense experiences, sitting with new perspectives, new ways of seeing, feeling things open up. I learnt things that stayed with me deeply: how having respect and compassion for the characters of your story elevates the work. How I needed to “go into the loss”, rather than avoid that difficult place. And much more. Before her courses, I thought just writing would eventually teach me how to write. Now I understand that I can learn so much more from reading, and how to do that. Before her courses, I didn’t feel confident about writing fiction, worrying I didn’t have the imagination. Now I have a new sense of solidity and trust. I trust the road I’m walking down now. So, a truly unique, invaluable experience, and highly recommended!
- Al C
a week ago
Claire Keegan's workshops are a (sometimes terrifying) joy to attend. I have never encountered a teacher like her - she is so insightful and honest and passionate about her subject. I haven't once come away from a workshop without having had a eureka moment about my writing. She sets the bar high but what I also appreciate about the workshops is that Claire never adjusts that bar for anyone - that seems to me a real mark of respect to her students.
- Liza C
Claire Keegan, author of Foster, Antarctica and Walk the Blue Fields, has been teaching in-depth, highly interactive fiction writing classes all over the world for many years. Informative and entertaining at once, these courses are of interest to writers, editors, and fiction lovers everywhere.

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