Introduction to the Short Story with Jan Carson teaches you how to unlock your short story writing skills!
Join Belfast-based novelist and short story writer, Jan Carson for five interactive workshops on the art of writing short stories. Learn how to develop an idea. Spend some time in the company of great short stories. Develop your own short story with workshops focused on all the key elements of the short: character, setting, structure, dialogue, pacing etc. Improve your editing technique. This workshop is suitable for beginner writers.
Jan Carson is a writer based in Belfast, Northern Ireland. Her first novel, Malcolm Orange Disappears was published by Liberties Press in 2014, followed by a short story collection, Children’s Children in 2016. Her flash fiction anthology, Postcard Stories is forthcoming from the Emma Press in 2017.
Her stories have appeared in journals such as Storm Cellar, Banshee, Harper’s Bazaar and The Honest Ulsterman. In 2014 she was a recipient of the Arts Council NI Artist’s Career Enhancement Bursary. She was longlisted for the Sean O’Faolain short story prize in 2015 and shortlisted in 2016, won the Harper’s Bazaar short story competition in 2016 and was shortlisted for a Sabotage Award for best short story collection 2015/16.
Class is held daily from 9:30am – 12:30pm in the Coláiste Pobail Bheanntraí (Bantry Community College). Please pre-book to guarantee your spot!