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Exploring the Contemporary Irish Short Story with Gerry Boland

Saturday mornings 10.15 – 11.45am
15th, 22nd, 29th February, 7th, 14th, 21st March

Tickets €85 (includes a complimentary copy of STINGING FLY STORIES anthology)

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Ideal for anyone who has an interest in the short story form, even if they have never written a story themselves.

In his new series of writing workshops, author Gerry Boland turns his attention to the contemporary Irish short story. Each session will include a close reading of a short story by a contemporary specialist in the form. In what way is the modern Irish short story different from its predecessors? What are these gifted writers writing about? These and other aspects of each short story will be analysed and discussed. There will be time for some writing exercises at each session. The workshops are ideal for anyone who has an interest in the short story form, even if they have never written a story themselves.

Gerry Boland is a poet and author of nine published books. He has wide experience of leading writing workshops. His first collection of short stories, The Far Side of Happiness, was published in 2018.