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“The boundary between what really happens in a life and what you imagine is much more fluid than I used to think – and I’ve become much more interested in writing which explores that.”—Belinda McKeon on Tender, her new novel

This workshop welcomes writers of both short stories and longer fictions. Through rigorous discussion of work in progress, as well as reference to the work of a number of contemporary writers, students are guided toward and past that point when the shape and the voice of the work begin to reveal themselves—that point at which the real work can begin.

Manuscript submission required


Brief Bio

Belinda McKeon is the author of Tender and Solace, which won the 2011 Faber Prize and was voted Irish Book of the Year. As a journalist, she has written on literature and the arts for The New York Times, the Paris Review and the Guardian.

“Belinda has a wonderful blend of writerly wisdom and humor,” writes a former 92Y student. “She perfectly articulates her points on different works and isn't afraid to venture into grey areas of a piece. She provided provoking questions for the class and insightful comments for writers to help them dive into the essential parts of their work.”

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