Writing Hope and Happiness in Short Fiction – Danielle McLaughlin
In these workshops we will challenge short fiction’s gravitational pull towards the negative. Through a process of close reading and discussion, we will explore some great short stories by writers who know how to make happiness and hope compelling. We will also use these stories as a jumping off point for discussing aspects of writing craft. Workshop participants will be provided with links to stories to read in advance of each session, and there will also be some writing exercises.
Tuesday 3rd Nov 6 – 8pm
Tuesday 10th Nov 6 – 8pm
Tuesday 17th Nov 6 – 8pm
Online Public Presentation:
Thursday 26th Nov 6–7pm
Danielle McLaughlin’s debut collection of short stories, Dinosaurs On Other Planets, was published in Ireland in 2015 by The Stinging Fly Press and in the UK and the US & Canada by John Murray and Random House in 2016. In 2019 she was awarded a Windham-Campbell Prize for fiction and won the Sunday Times Audible Short Story Award. She was Writer in Residence at UCC for 2018-2019. A novel, The Art of Falling, will be published in 2021. Danielle’s stories have appeared in The New Yorker, The Irish Times, Southword, The Penny Dreadful and in The Stinging Fly.