Claire Keegan, a world renowned writer, was in Waterford to deliver a creative writing masterclass to BA Arts (Hons) English Literature students
The critically acclaimed writer Claire Keegan delivered a creative writing masterclass on Tuesday 27 November to first, second and third year English Literature students studying on the BA Arts (Hons) degree at Waterford Institute of Technology. The students thoroughly enjoyed the experience and received a fascinating insight into Keegan's views on how to structure narrative in works of fiction. The workshop took place in the Luke Wadding Library.
Keegan has had a number of short story collections published by Faber and her work has been translated into 14 languages, published all over the world. She has won a number of high profile awards, including the Francis McManus Award, William Trevor Prize, the Edge Hill Prize, and the Rooney Prize for Irish Literature. She also has an international reputation as a teacher of creative writing.
English and Theatre options
Both English Literature and Theatre Studies are offered as subjects on the BA Arts in WIT. A significant number of graduates have pursued postgraduate qualifications after the degree, including teaching qualifications.