Welcome to Creative Writing at UCC

This site is a road map to the world of creative writing at UCC.  The School of English offers creative writing at undergraduate, Masters and PhD level. See what we do – check out our blog written by students, see the major names in literature who visit our campus, and explore the numerous courses we offer that redefine and broaden what it is to be a 21st century creative writer. 

News and Events

Congratulations ! The latest Quarryman has arrived !

Congratulations to the Creative Writing students in UCC. The latest edition of The Quarryman has arrived, with a wealth of contributions from under-graduate and post-graduate writers in UCC.

Well done to all involved, especially to the English Literature Society for producing such innovative  and exciting work in these very difficult times !


Fish Publishing Lockdown contest!

Congratulations to MA graduates Breda Joyce and  Irene Halpin Long who were both shortlisted in the Fish Publishing Lockdown contest. A total of 131 poems were published as part of the shortlist of 1,400 entries and all proceeds collected by Fish via submission fees went to Oxfam.

Well done to you both!

 

 

 


The Last Day at Bowen's Court: 'Poignant and Powerful.'

 

Congratulations to Director of Creative Writing, Eibhear Walshe

His new novel ( below ) was selected as a great read for summer 2020 by the Irish Times last Saturday, with Anna Carey calling the novel 'poignant and powerful.'


Our students make Cork Words

Congratulations to our MA in Creative Writing students who feature prominently in this brand new  anthology of Cork writers and writing,  edited by Liam Ronayne,  and published by Cork City Library.

Betty O'Mahony, Cathy Ryan, Daniel Johnson, Debra Fotheringham, Elaine Desmond, Margaret O'Driscoll  and Nejla Gaylen, all currently completing their MAs, appear alongside well-know names including Alannah Hopkin, Ailbhe Ní Ghearbhuigh, Billy O'Callaghan, Billy Ramsell, Cethan Leahy, Danielle McLaughlin, Doireann Ní Ghriofa, Gerry Murphy, James Harpur, John FitzGerald, Kathy D'Arcy, Madeleine D'Arcy Lane, Mary Leland, Mary Noonan, Matthew Geden, Patrick Cotter, Paul Casey and William Wall.

The volume is intended to be the first of regular editions to highlight Cork as a writers' city, and to draw attention to its four significant literary festivals (Cork International Poetry Festival, Cork World Book Festival, Cork International Short Story Festival and the Winter Warmer Festival) as well as the key hubs, O'Bhéal and Fiction at the Friary as well as other literary venues.


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