SHORT FICTION at ANAM CARA 28th May - 4th June
The flights are booked, the car is booked, the ideas are flowing for creative exercises - and I'm told there are a couple of places left.. so forgive me if I put a bit of promo here! Don't read on if you are allergic to shameless adverts.
A chance to explore in depth the craft of short fiction in all its challenging guises, in one of Ireland’s most creatively exciting venues, Anam Cara Writers' and Artist's Retreat. A chance to focus on acquiring skills that will maximise the chances of your work rising to the top and standing out for the right reasons not only in publication slush piles but also in competitions.
This will be a focused, collaborative workshop retreat during which you will create not only complete new work and the seeds of many new stories, but you will also discover tried and tested strategies for editing and revising your existing work to make it as good as it can be.
Although biased towards the art and craft of short fictions, we will also be able to explore the relevance of the craft issues to longer works.
For some idea of how gorgeous Anam Cara Writers' and Artist's Retreat is...this is the view from the back of the house... with a little artist's license!
Link to photos of inside the house itself
Link to photos of the grounds - some of the nooks and crannies you can hide in to write, the waterfall which drowns out all your worries...
Also from the website:
"She is a great teacher, bursting with enthusiasm and knowledge, and I found her supportive and generous..."Alison Fisher, who went on to win the 2010 Bridport Prize. Which probably had nothing at all to do with working with me...who is to say?
More info from Sue Booth-Forbes, contact links on the website