Fiction: Janice Galloway & Richard Skinner, Guest: Gail Honeyman

Fiction: Janice Galloway & Richard Skinner, Guest: Gail Honeyman

Date(s) - Mon 16th Jul - Sat 21st Jul, 2018
5:00pm - 10:00am

Moniack Mhor, Kiltarlity, Inverness-shire , IV4 7HT

Different Approaches to Familiar Ideas

This course will give you a set of tools to improve your fiction writing. Alternate workshops with Janice and Richard will guide you on aspects of the tuning up process: sharpening your dialogue, editing, understanding the difference between show and tell, and dramatisation. Sessions will advise on the pertinent questions to ask of your fiction. Come with a work in progress for the opportunity to give it a thorough stress test, and you will finish the course with a firmer idea of where to go next.

Janice Galloway is a writer of fiction, non-fiction, libretti and words for sculptors, painters, photographers and musicians and one, lonely play. Her first book, The Trick is to Keep Breathing, was published in 1990, listed for the Whitbread First Novel, Scottish First Book, Italia Premio Acerbi and Aer Lingus Awards, and winning MIND/Allan Lane Book of the Year. Since, she has published a further two novels, four books of short stories, two volumes of ‘anti-memoir’ and words for two collaborative projects with sculptor Anne Bevan, and has won further prizes including the American Academy of Arts and Letters EM Forster Award. She also writes (very short) handfuls of poetry.

Richard Skinner is a writer working across fiction, life writing, essays, non-fiction and poetry. He has published three novels with Faber & Faber, three books of non-fiction and three books of poetry. His work has been nominated for prizes and is published in eight languages. Richard is Director of the Fiction Programme at Faber Academy.

While Gail Honeyman was writing her debut novel Eleanor Oliphant is Completely Fine, it was shortlisted for the Lucy Cavendish Fiction Prize as a work in progress. It has subsequently sold to almost thirty territories worldwide, and was chosen as one of the Observer’s Debuts of the Year for 2017. Gail was also awarded the Scottish Book Trust’s Next Chapter Award, and has been longlisted for BBC Radio 4’s Opening Lines, and shortlisted for the Bridport Prize.

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This course is now fully booked. Please contact us on or 01463 741 675 to be added to the waiting list.

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