Jan Carson and Jane Lugea will be hosting an interactive creative writing workshop for Seamus Heaney Centre students, as part of their Dementia Fiction Research Project.
The workshop will explore how to write well and ethically about dementia and will be open to 12 students who’d like to be considered for inclusion in the forthcoming anthology of short stories which explore the theme of dementia in a variety of different ways. (Autumn 2022, Little Island Press).
Following on from this workshop participants will have until the end of October 2021 to submit an idea for a short story of 4,000-6,000 words. A single student will be selected from this process. They will receive mentorship and advice from Jan Carson over the next few months with a view to submitting a final story to the anthology by the end of February 2022. This is an absolutely invaluable, paid opportunity to see your work included in a print anthology alongside established writers. The anthology is likely to garner significant media attention, including event and interview opportunities.
If you’d like to be considered for one of the twelve places on the workshop and a chance to have your story included in the New Island anthology please submit 500 words of prose fiction (any subject) to firstname.lastname@example.org no later than 5pm on Friday 24th September 2021.
More information about the dementia fiction research project including links to a free online festival of dementia and writing (September 15th-16th) can be found online at https://blogs.qub.ac.uk/dementiafiction/blog-posts/