Discussion of the Short Story with Nuala Ni Chonchuir and Mike McCormack

    Today I was at a very interesting discussion led by Thomas Morris, editor at The Stinging Fly magazine, as part of the Dublin Writers Festival. It was a colloquy about the short story between two practitioners of that form, Nuala Ni Chonchuir and Mike McCormack, the latter my tutor during my MA in […]

Seán Ó Faoláin Short Story Competition Now Open For Entries

Originally posted on Short Story Ireland:
Well, here is a great short story competition with a prize and a half: The Seán Ó Faoláin Short Story Competition is now open for entries until July 31st.  The annual competition, sponsored by the Munster Literature Centre, is accepting entries (3,000 words or fewer) from around the world.…

#TimeToTalk Green Ribbon Day – Talk About Mental Health

I have been following the @GreenRibbonIRL account on Twitter and reading about the conversations being started about mental health. Wearing the Green Ribbon, or blogging about the event,  indicates a willingness to start and continue this ongoing conversation. I’m nearly finished my part of a novel that concerns itself greatly with mental health (WWI combat […]