Workshop: A Sense of Place – with Maire T. Robinson

When: Saturday 28th 2019 10.00-12.00

Where: St. Cronan’s NBS, Vevay Road, Bray, Co. Wicklow

How much: €10 (paid on the day directly to the facilitator)

“Place” in fiction is not only about setting. It can inform every element of story: plot, character, mood, theme, and voice. A strong sense of place can provide a vivid, engaging, and atmospheric experience for the reader.

In this workshop, we will examine how established writers (including Daphne du Maurier, Elif Shafak, and Sarah Waters) use setting to bring fiction to life.

Through guided writing exercises, we will explore practical techniques to hone descriptive writing and create convincing story worlds. Topics covered will include engaging the senses, point of view, and reflecting mood and character through setting.

All materials will be provided on the day. Participants will also receive a curated reading and resource list to assist them in further developing their fiction post-workshop.

Máire T. Robinson is the author of two books: short story collection Your Mixtape Unravels my Heart (Doire Press, 2013) and novel Skin, Paper, Stone (New Island, 2015). In 2017, she received an Arts Council of Ireland bursary towards the completion of her second novel.

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