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Novel Writing – First Chapters with Bernie McGill at the John Hewitt International Summer School

25. July 2022 @ 2:45 pm - 28. July 2022 @ 4:45 pm


In this practical and participative course on novel writing you will focus on structuring work; writing openings with impact; creating credible characters and selecting point of view, as well as opportunities for further developing and submitting work. Suitable for writers who are beginning or developing a novel.

Participants should prepare a 250-word synopsis of their novel in advance.

Workshops will take place at the Market Place Theatre, Armagh during the John Hewitt International Summer School on Monday 25th, Tuesday 26th and Thursday 28th July from 2.45 pm – 4.45 pm.

Bernie McGill is the author of two novels, The Butterfly Cabinet and The Watch House (short-listed for the Ireland European Union Prize for Literature in 2019) and two short story collections, Sleepwalkers, and This Train is For, published by No Alibis Press, June 2022.

Book for this series of workshops here.

Bernie will be in conversation with Wendy Erskine and Paul McVeigh at the Market Place Theatre, Armagh on Wednesday 27th July at 1.30pm. Full details here.

You can view the full programme for the John Hewitt International Summer School, from 25th – 30th July 2022, including all workshops, talks and evening events here.


Market Place Theatre, Armagh
Market Street
Armagh, Armagh BT61 7BW United Kingdom
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