Colligan Falls, Dungarvan, 24th – 26th May, three morning workshops.


Colligan Falls is delighted to host this 3-morning Workshop with Richard Skinner, on Friday 24th, Saturday 25th and Sunday 26th May, 2019. 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 several prizes and is published in eight languages. As Director of the Fiction Programme at Faber Academy, London, he created the flagship ‘Writing a Novel’ six-month course, in 2009 and since then has helped hundreds of writers find their voice. Writing a Novel – Bring your ideas to life the Faber Academy way was published in 2018 and lauds Skinner for having “a singular gift for communicating the magic and machinations of writing.”

Suitable for writers of every level this 3-morning Workshop comprises a set of 3 Masterclasses on Setting, Plotting and Editing. Further info about the event, venue, itinerary & prices etc. may be found by please clicking here.

Setting:  This Masterclass will look at the vital role a place plays in a story, with specific reference to The Sheltering Sky, Wuthering Heights and The Outsider as perfect examples of a ‘fusion’ between character and setting. Using moodboards, Existentialist quotations and writing exercises, you’ll practise the subtle art of setting.

Plotting: What is the difference between story and plot? This Masterclass explores this question, so crucial to understand for any writer, new or otherwise. Using maps of the London Underground, Mike Figgis’ Dramatic Situations and a long plotting exercise, you’ll practise the deft art of how to lead a reader through a story.

Editing: This Masterclass will try to answer those daunting questions when it comes to editing your ms. How do I know when to start or stop editing? What does editing mean, really? Using editing exercises on the theme of Swimming and one by Joseph Conrad, you’ll practise answering these questions in a practical way by editing each other’s work.

To book please contact Clodagh Beresford Dunne on +353(0)86 8629283 or via email, please click here.

Colligan Falls, Currabaha, Colligan, Dungarvan, Co. Waterford.

T: +353(0)51 42291

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