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The English and Theatre Studies team at South East Technological University (SETU) are delighted to announce that the critically acclaimed Canadian author Alexander MacLeod will deliver a masterclass on creative writing.

The masterclass will be livestreamed for free to the public on Tuesday, 14 November from 12.15pm to 2.15pm.  

Alexander MacLeod’s work has appeared in The New Yorker, Granta, The Guardian, and The Globe and Mail. His first collection of short stories, Light Lifting, was named a finalist for the Scotiabank Giller Prize, The Frank O'Connor International Short Story Award, and the Commonwealth Book Prize.  

He is a past winner of the O Henry Prize and, in 2023, he was chosen by the Munster Literature Centre to serve as the Frank O’Connor International Fellow in Short Fiction. His most recent collection, Animal Person (2022), was named a ‘Book of the Year’ by The New Yorker, The Irish Times, The Globe and Mail and CBC Books.  

Alexander lives in Dartmouth, Nova Scotia, and is a professor at Saint Mary’s University. 

Commenting on the event, Dr Fiona Ennis, lecturer on BA Arts at SETU, said, “Our students are excited to hear the advice that Alexander will impart. We’re particularly delighted to be able to share this masterclass with the public.” 

This event has been made possible by the support of the Department of Arts in SETU, the Canadian Embassy, and the Centre for Newfoundland and Labrador Studies, SETU. 

Anyone who wishes to watch the live stream can simply click on this link.