UCC English Society will be launching the second edition of the college’s literary journal, Quarryman, on April 13.
The journal, with a foreword by poet Leanne O’Sullivan http://www.munsterlit.ie/ features short stories, flash fiction and poems from undergraduates in English, postgraduates in English and Creative Writing, PhD students as well poetry from Prof Graham Allen, http://newbinarypress.com/, Patrick Kavanagh Award winner John FitzGerald, Munster Literature director Pat Cotter and other UCC alumni. The edition will be launched by novelist Mary Morrissy,https://marymorrissy.com/ UCC’s lecturer in creative writing.
Quarryman has a long history within UCC and was originally published as the Q.C.C. , a student magazine with a small literary section. After a nearly 30-year gap it was revived by the inaugural MA Creative Writing class in 2015. The magazine last appeared in the 1980s when UCC witness a fervid era of writing on campus which poet Thomas McCarthy http://www.podcasts.ie/featured-writers/featured-poets/thomas-mccarthy/ in the foreword to the first edition described as a “new Munster movement in poetry”.
The latest edition sells at €5 and will be available for sale on the night of launch. All are welcome and admission is free.