Masterclass with Alice McDermott
||Saturday March 24th
Join guest novelist Alice McDermott
for a practical and thought–provoking masterclass, involving both writing
and the discussion of writing. Alice has created some memorable and distinctive characters, including Marie in Someone
, Annie and Sally in The Ninth Hour
, Billy in Charming Billy
. Her strength lies in her ability, without ever putting on literary airs, to reveal to us what's distinct
about characters who don't have the ego or eloquence to make a case for themselves as being anything special.
• Creating characters: Learn from Alice's experience in developing vivid characters in your own writing.
• Developing your idea: learn how to build your idea into something that has narrative momentum.
• The secrets of writing great dialogue.
Masterclass & Workshops application process
As places are limited, applications will be prioritised from early career writers and those who have been published.
If you wish to participate in
a masterclass or workshop, please submit a short resume and one piece that you
have written, along with an accompanying note explaining how participation in this masterclass or workshop will benefit you.
Please email the above to firstname.lastname@example.org to apply for a place.