Acclaimed author Claire Keegan hosts writing workshop at UTS
Award-winning Irish writer, Claire Keegan, visited UTS to direct a creative writing workshop.
On the 10th and 11th November, three UTS Creative Writing students and a number of members of the public attended an intimate writing course by Claire Keegan. The event was held at the UTS Business School, under the auspices of UTS Creative Writing.
Using a novel and two short stories, Claire demonstrated the mechanics of fiction writing and narrative structure. The group also engaged in discussions about desire, tension versus drama, melodrama, conflict, character, humour, point of view, place and time.
Claire is internationally acclaimed for her works, which include ‘Antarctica’, ‘Walk the Blue Fields’ and ‘Foster’. These stories have been translated into 17 languages and have won numerous awards, including Los Angeles Times Book of the Year for ‘Antarctica’. ‘Foster’ also won the Davy Byrne’s Award, then the world’s richest prize for a single story.
Claire has also earned an international reputation as a teacher of fiction, having taught workshops on four continents. Last year she hosted a prose writing workshop in Sydney, which a number of UTS Master of Arts in Creative Writing students were invited to.