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*New Dates* What I Learned From Chekhov

31 July 2020
Teach Bhride Holistic Centre

Course details

Course begins: 31 July 2020
Course ends: 3 August 2020
Venue: Teach Bhride Holistic Centre
Location: Tullow, Co. Carlow, Ireland
Provider: Claire Keegan Fiction Clinic
Fee: Euro 600 (residential); Euro 400 (non-residential)
Contact details: ckfictionclinic@yahoo.com
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Course description

A residential weekend.
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:


The Lottery Ticket,

On Easter Eve,

In the Ravine,

Ward No 6,


An Anonymous Story,

The Chorus Girl,



A Country Cottage,

The Trousseau…………….

Participants are free to read any translation, but the Constance Garnett translations may be found here: https://www.ibiblio.org/eldritch/ac/jr/………..

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 on 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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