Lilliput 35 Writing Workshop | In the Flesh: Characterization and the Body...

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62 Sitric Road

Arbour Hill

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Learn from Lilliput’s finest in the first in a series of day-long writing workshops held in the heart of Stoneybatter.

**Edit: Date for sending sample work changed from 11 October to 24 October**

In the first instalment of our Lilliput 35 workshops, novelist Elske Rahill will work with six writers to explore how they can get under the skins of their characters and experience their worlds through the prism of the body.

Participants will read each other’s work before the session, allowing them to exchange feedback on the day. Elske will also email some short readings before the workshop to be used as comparative material.

Over the course of the day, the group will examine the relationship between the visceral and the cerebral in language, discuss how best to root their characters in their various bodies and environments, and explore the best register for the character they are writing. The nature of the exercises will depend on the material submitted, but the day will focus on interrogating the writers’ knowledge of their characters and tapping into instinctive, rather than prescriptive, character development.

Attendees should send a 1000-word sample of their work to Elske through publicity@lilliputpress.ie before 24 October 2019, which will be read by the group. This can be a sample of a short story or chapter from a novel.

Don’t miss this opportunity to discuss characterization with one of Ireland’s leading voices in fiction.

Elske Rahill grew up in Dublin and lives in Burgundy, France, with her partner and four children. She is the author of the novels Between Dog and Wolf (Lilliput, 2013) and An Unravelling (Head of Zeus, 2019), and the collection of short stories In White Ink (Head of Zeus, 2017). She is been hailed in The Guardian as ‘a stylist of the highest calibre’.

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Praise for Elske Rahill:


‘Elske Rahill is a brilliant bloody writer—gossamer-light prose laced with nuclear-tipped torpedoes.’ Rosita Sweetman

‘I’ve seldom read a novel so rich in poetry.’ Stevie Davies, The Guardian

‘[Rahill’s stories] fearlessly, nakedly, crash into the darker sides of real life.’ The Irish Times

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