Take this rare opportunity to learn from the internationally-acclaimed short story writer, essayist and critic Carmen Maria Machado, author of Her Body and Other Parties and In the Dream House.


Describing this masterclass, Carmen Maria Machado said: ‘In this talk, we’ll explore the craft of writing fiction that doesn’t move—fiction contained in a single, discreet space as large as a house, and as small as a bed—and the implication it has for our understanding of gender, characterization, plot, and time. Stories discussed will include Angela Carter’s “The Fall-River Axe Murders,” Susan Glaspell’s “A Jury of Her Peers,” Kate Chopin’s “The Story of an Hour,” Nancy Hale’s “The Earliest Dreams,” and Lesley Nneka Arimah’s “The Future Looks Good.”’


Places are strictly limited. Final registration is 1st April. Participants will be sent texts to read ahead of this workshop.


Duration 2 hours

Event Location

Áras na nGael

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