A Short Story
This workshop will be designed around a short story which participants need to read in advance: ‘Gold Watch’ by Irish writer John McGahern, available in his collected stories (published in the UK by Faber & Faber, in the US by Vintage). We’ll talk about the story, and the unexpected moves McGahern makes as he unfolds his narrative. Then in the second hour of the workshop we’ll all try to find some object which might unlock a story for us, as the gold watch does for McGahern. And we’ll experiment with getting that story started. A workshop for enthusiasts for the short form.