Chekhov’s Stories and Letters

Chekhov in January

Anton Chekhov’s Stories and Letters

with Claire Keegan

January 6 & 7

From 9:45am to 4:45pm

Carmelite Centre, Dublin City

Tuition 300 euro

This course will explore some of Anton Chekhov’s works through a writer’s eyes. Claire Keegan will take you through six stories and show you what she learned from reading these works and how she could not at first appreciate the stories but later came to understand that Chekhov was teaching her how to read and write. Participants will also discuss some of Chekhov’s letters and the advice he gave on writing. Also Richard Ford’s introductory essay to this selection of the stories, and essays by Eudora Welty and James Wood.

Please note: this is not a residential course. Participants are responsible for own meals and accommodation. A 150 euro deposit secures the booking. Balance is due on January 6.

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  1. The Essential Tales of Chekhov, edited by Richard Ford. Translations by Constance Garnett.
  2. Letters on the Short Story, the Drama, and Other Literary Topics by Anton Chekhov
  3. Essays by James Wood and Eudora Welty, which will be forwarded by email.

The above edition of the letters is no longer in print but can be found on second hand bookstores. (There are 13 copies on at present, and one copy on Amazon for £9.)