In this high-octane workshop we’ll look at how the short story can play with unusual and virtuosic techniques – such as second person or choral narrators, being told backwards or in the future tense – and a host of other exciting forms, to leave you inspired and ready to experiment.

Born in Belfast, Lucy Caldwell is the author of four novels, most recently These Days, which won the Walter Scott Prize for Historical Fiction, and two previous collections of short stories, Multitudes and Intimacies.  She is also the editor of Being Various: New Irish Short Stories and is an accomplished writer of stage and radio drama. Her new collection, Openings, is published by Faber in May. A Fellow of the Royal Society of Literature, awards include the Rooney Prize for Irish Literature, the George Devine Award and the Dylan Thomas Prize; in 2021 she won the BBC National Short Story Award for “All the People Were Mean and Bad” and in 2022 she was the recipient of the EM Forster Award from the American Academy of Arts & Letters.

Event Location

O’Donoghue Theatre, University of Galway

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