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Centre for Open Studies: Creative Writings Workshops and Events Summer 2015

University of Glasgow Centre for Open Studies

 www.gla.ac.uk/services/centreforopenstudies/
+44 (0)141 330 1860/1853
openstudies-enquiry@glasgow.ac.uk

Story in Fiction

DAY EVENT

Saturday 9 May 2015 10.00–16.00 (1 meeting)

Alan McMunnigall BA

This is a practical one-day course that focuses on story in fi ction. Story is a fundamental aspect of fi ction writing. We will learn about how writers structure novels and short stories, how writers adapt existing story structures and the ways in
which mythology and folk tales are employed. Practical examples from fi ction will be used
throughout the day and students will have the chance to write int he class and leave with a deeper understanding of how story functions.

£30  Code 22553

To book: +44 (0)141 330 1860/1853

Margaret Atwood: a tribute night  

Wednesday 13 May 2015 18.30–21.00

EVENING EVENT

STUC Building, Woodlands Road,
Glasgow

Margaret Atwood is a renowned novelist, short story writer, essayist and poet. Her work embraces myth, fable, fairy tales, realism and fantasy. Notable works include The Handmaid’s Tale,  Alias Grace, The Blind Assassin and Oryx and Crake. Her contribution to areas of thought such as feminism and politics has led to her being regarded as one of the most important
writers in contemporary literature. This tribute night will feature readings of Atwood’s stories and poems. In addition, works inspired by Atwood and written by creative writing students from the Centre for Open Studies will be premiered. The evening will also feature music and discussion. 

£5  17492

To book: +44 (0)141 330 1860/1853

Writing Fiction: Taster  

Monday 18 May 2015 19.00–21.00

EVENING EVENT
Pamela Ross BA MLitt

This taster is for people who are interested in taking a course in creative writing and would like to know more about what such a course involves. Come along and participate in a one-off class that allows students to work with an experienced tutor and to explore writing fiction, discussing fi ction from a writer’s perspective and joining in a group critique.
All students will leave the session having completed a short story.

Cost: £15   Code: 22552

To book: +44 (0)141 330 1860/1853

Dialogue in fiction     

Saturday 23 May 2015 10.00–16.00 (1 meeting)               
DAY EVENT
Alan McMunnigall BA

This is a practical one-day course that focuses on dialogue in fi ction. The following questions will be addressed. How is successful dialogue constructed? What techniques do writers use to create dialogue? Why is some diaolgue flat and unconvincing? What is movement within dialogue? How is character developed through dialogue? What methods do writers use to capture ‘realistic speech’? Practical examples from fi ction will be used throughout the day and students will have the chance to write in class and leave with a deeper understanding of how dialogue functions.
£30   22481

Bloomsday celebration: the writing techniques of James Joyce

Tuesday from 16 June 2015 18.00–21.00

DAY EVENT
Alan McMunnigall BA

On the 111th anniversary of Bloomsday, this class will examine some of the major innovations and techniques in the work of James Joyce. Extracts from Ulysses will be studied. Students will write during the session. This is a class for writers of fi ction who wish to learn more about these techniques in order to employ them in their own writing.
Cost: £15  22546

To book: +44 (0)141 330 1860/1853

 

 

 

 

 

To book: +44 (0)141 330 1860/1853

Change of Venue Margaret Atwood Tribute Night, Wednesday 13 May, 2015
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