In the next week there’s a chance to hear student voices from the MA in Creative Writing – live and on the radio – proving that our graduands and graduates aren’t letting the grass grow under their feet.
Tomorrow (Friday, September 14) MA student Diarmuid Hickey from the class of 2017/18, will be reading at a showcase event for the Banshee Journal at the Cork International Short Story Festival. https://www.corkshortstory.net/. Diarmuid’s story, “The Straw that Broke” appears in the journal’s seventh issue, out now.
On Monday next, September 17, his classmate Claire Zwaartman’s story “Ashes”, just announced as this year’s outright winner of the Francis McManus Award, will be read on the Book On One slot on RTE Radio 1 at 11.20 p.m.
Finally, MA alumn Tadhg Coakley, whose debut novel The First Sunday in September is riding high in the Irish best-sellers list, will be reading with Frank O’Connor International Short Story Fellow Carys Davies and UCC writer-in-residence Danielle McLaughlin at a School of English Culture Night Special – on Friday, September 21, WW 5 @ 5pm. Admission free and all welcome.