English Society launches Quarryman

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UCC English Society will be launching the second edition of the college’s literary journal, Quarrymanon 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.

Quarryman launch, April 13, The Creative Zone, UCC Boole Library, 7.30pm. For more information hereOr tweet  here.