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WORKSHOP: Writing Short Fiction with Elaine McCluskey

October 14, 2022

In this workshop Elaine McCluskey will introduce participants to some principles of writing effective short stories.

Elaine McCluskey writes about the people you might find in the corners of life. She has published four short-story collections — Rafael Has Pretty Eyes; Hello, Sweetheart; Valery the Great; and The Watermelon Social — and two novels, Going Fast and The Most Heartless Town in Canada. Her latest collection, Rafael Has Pretty Eyes, was released in March 2022 by Goose Lane Editions. Her stories have appeared in anthologies and most Canadian literary journals, including Room, The Dalhousie Review, subTerrain, The Antigonish Review, The Fiddlehead, and Other Voices. One story was a Journey Prize finalist, another placed second in the Fish international contest in Ireland. She won the Other Voices short story contest and the Pottersfield Portfolio contest. She lives in Dartmouth, N.S. For many years, she spent countless days at paddling regattas and watched both of her children race for Canada. She has worked as a journalist, a book editor, and a university lecturer. She has a BA from Dalhousie and an MA from Western.

Registration required

Date and time: Fri, October 14, 2022, 11:00 AM – 12:30 PM NDT

Location: Marble Mountain Resort, 2 Marble Drive, Steady Brook, NL


Times and Locations

October 14, 2022

11:00 am