Sat 24 Mar, 1pm
This event is by application only
Masterclass with Alice McDermott
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 email@example.com by Friday 9th March at 5.00pm.