What I Learned From Chekhov

A Residential Weekend

May 1-4 

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:

1. Champagne 

2. The Lottery Ticket 

3. On Easter Eve 

4. In the Ravine 

5. Ward No 6

6. Betrothed 

7. An Anonymous Story 

8. The Chorus Girl 

9.  Peasants 

10. Oysters

11. A Country Cottage

12. The Trousseau 

Participants are free to read any translation, but the Constance Garnett translations may be found here.

Recommended reading: 

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 ckfictionclinic@yahoo.com

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