The Short Story with Claire Keegan

Short story course held on 13 and 14 April at The River Mill’s Retreat, Co. Down. 10am to 5pm, both days.

This weekend course will explore the short story using works from the anthology You’ve Got to Read This (ed. by Ron Hansen and Jim Shepard). Participants will be asked to consider:

  • How fiction works — and why it sometimes doesn’t

  • Where and when stories begin and how and if this differs from the novel

  • The differences between a short story and the novel / a chapter

  • Beginnings, Middles, Endings: Narrative Structure

To book, contact Tuition is £300. Lunch and tea are provided for all. There are only two places left. Visit CKFictionClinic for full details.

Claire Keegan has written Antarctica, Walk the Blue Fields and Foster (Faber & Faber). These stories, translated into 17 languages, have won numerous awards, and have been published in The New Yorker, Best American Stories, The Paris Review. Keegan has earned an international reputation as a teacher of fiction, having taught workshops on four continents.

WONDERLANDS White Rabbit Walks – From Pleasure Gardens to Powerhouse

Tour guides Derek and Daisy Elm invite you to join them on a walk from Vauxhall Pleasure Gardens, via Covent Garden Flower Market right to the magnificent Battersea Power Station. These charming siblings are experts on the fascinating past and colourful characters of this rapidly changing part of London. With an exciting and hilarious mixture of historical fact and tantalizing fiction, this is a walking tour with a difference… we guarantee you’ll return home better informed and with a smile on your face.

This storytelling promenade performance is brought to you by award winning White Rabbit, who create site specific performances, installations and spoken word events  at venues including National Theatre, Southbank Centre and Birmingham Rep.

“an enchanted night” **** Total Theatre

“who’d have thought storytelling could be so much fun” Daily Express ****

May 17th 2014

1.15pm & 4.15pm ( each tour is approx 1.5 hours long)

Meet at Tea House Theatre, 139 Vauxhall Walk, London SE11 5HL

Nearest tube/rail: Vauxhall

Book tickets here:

Suitable for age 14+

Please wrap up warm and waterproof


Tour guide Derek Elm

Commissioned by the Nine Elms Vauxhall Partnership and Wandsworth Arts part of Chelsea Fringe 2014

from Vauxhall Pleasure Gardens, via Covent Garden Flower Market right to the magnificent Battersea Power Station