A Residential Weekend
July 31 to August 3 2020
Teach Bhride, Tullow, Co Carlow.
A three-day course in which Claire Keegan will share what she learned from reading Chekhov’s stories and letters. She will also be looking at the writing advice Chekhov gave and referring to essays by James Woods, Nabokov, Harold Bloom and Eudora Welty, but the seminars’ primary focus will be on this selection of twelve stories:
2. The Lottery Ticket
3. On Easter Eve
4. In the Ravine
5. Ward No 6
7. An Anonymous Story
8. The Chorus Girl
11. A Country Cottage
12. The Trousseau
Participants are free to read any translation, but the Constance Garnett translations may be found here.
Chekhov by V.S. Pritchett
Reading Chekhov by Janet Malcolm
A New Life of Anton Chekhov by Ronald Hingley
“A Writer for Grown-ups” by Richard Ford
Tuition is 600 Euro and includes three nights’ accommodation and all meals from Friday after lunch until Monday after lunch. The non-residential fee option is 400 Euro. Lectures begin at 2pm on Friday and conclude at 1pm on Monday.
Please note that all participants will be accommodated in plain, clean rooms. Some en-suites are available but some bedrooms share a bathroom. There is a 30 Euro supplement for an en-suite booking.
Breakfast is help yourself. Lunch and dinner will be served. All meals are home-cooked and everyone is welcome to make tea/coffee.
To book, please email firstname.lastname@example.org