TLC Masterclass: Place

TLC Masterclass: Place
21 Jul 2022 at 11:00 am
21 Jul 2022 at 01:00 pm
Online
Online
£40/ £25

As part of the Being A Writer Festival, The Literary Consultancy presents four creative writing Masterclasses with some of our most popular and best loved writers.

In this Masterclass, acclaimed novelist Paul McVeigh dissects the notion of Place. Including theory, examples and practical exercises, this Masterclass asks (and answers) the question: what is the role of place in fiction-writing? And how as writers do we create places that feel real, inviting the reader to live in them alongside the book’s characters?

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About the Tutor

Paul McVeigh’s debut novel, The Good Son, won The Polari First Novel Prize and The McCrea Literary Award and was shortlisted for many others including the Prix du Roman Cezam in France. The Good Son was also Brighton’s City Reads 2016 and was given out around the UK for World Book Night 2017.  Paul began his writing career as a playwright, in Belfast, before moving to London to write comedy. His shows toured the UK and Ireland including the Edinburgh Festival and London’s West End. Paul’s short stories have been read on BBC Radio 3, 4 & 5 and Sky Arts TV. They have also been published in The London Magazine and The Irish Times and in anthologies including Faber’s Being Various: New Irish Short Stories and Kit de Waal’s Common People: An Anthology of Working Class Writers. Paul is associate director of Word Factory, ‘the UK’s national organisation for excellence in the short story’ (The Guardian), and co-founder of the London Short Story Festival.