Giving Your Mother a Dead Pheasant…..

20 June is International Short Story Day and we are celebrating with a Short Story Writing Workshop run by Padraig MacAoidh.

‘My mother is squinting in the fierce sunlight and holding, for some reason, a dead pheasant. She is dressed in old-fashioned lace-up boots, and white gloves. She looks absolutely miserable.‘ 

This workshop on the short story is about giving your mother a dead pheasant: how to bring characters to life, how to identify and use the telling detail, and how to change point-of-view to dramatic effect.

Come and join us, there are still places left.

It runs from 2 to 4.30 p.m., fee is £15 and it is being held at the Skeabost Hotel, Skeabost.

The workshop is followed by our monthly evening event starting at 7.00p.m. – Padraig will be reading from his work and for the first time we are holding an open-mike session.

So if you have a short story you’ve written and would like to read, contact us at