UCC’s creative writing students and faculty will be all over the Cork International Short Story Festival which begins next week. Here’s a chance to see what we really do in our spare time!
Our 2017 International Frank O’Connor Fellow, Marie-Helene Bertino will be giving masterclasses and reading at the festival (Thursday, Sept 14th, 10pm, Firkin Crane) while adjunct professor Conal Creedon and associate creative writing director Mary Morrissy will be reading at an event celebrating UCC’s Quarryman journal – so ably sustained by our English Society, and in particular, Alison Driscoll, whom we’re delighted to have in our incoming MA class this year.
PhD student Fiona Whyte will be reading at the Long Story Short Journal event ( Thursday, Sept 14th, 4.30pm, Central Library) while her colleague Laura McKenna will be participating in the Banshee Journal reading ( Friday, Sept 15th, 2.30pm, Central Library).
Recent MA graduate Tadhg Coakley (and now signed-up author!) will read his winning story in the From the Well anthology (Wednesday, Sept 13th, 4pm, Central Library) and Madeleine D’Arcy, from our inaugural MA course, will read with Danielle McLaughlin (Wednesday, Sept 13, 7.30pm, Nano Nagle Place) followed by a special Fiction at the Friary event which she and Danielle host throughout the year in Cork. Not to be missed!
Finally, our new writer-in-residence Thomas Morris will be participating in the “Short Story: State of the Art” panel discussion (Saturday, Sept 16th, 4.30pm, Firkin Crane) with Nuala O’Connor, Danielle O’Laughlin and Rob Doyle.