The Art of the Short Story (Booked Out)
Irish Writers Centre presents three writing workshops with authors , Christine Dwyer Hickey (10am) Nuala O’Connor (11.30am) and June Caldwell (1pm) Followed by a discussion The Art of the Anthology (3pm), with Sinéad Gleeson, Declan Meade and Kerrie O’Brien, chaired by Martina Devlin. This will examine the passion, philosophy and realities of curating a short story anthology.
Please note that attendance at the workshops and/or the panel event must be booked separately.
Christine Dwyer Hickey has published seven novels, one short story collection and a full-length play. The Cold Eye of Heaven won the Irish Novel of the Year 2012 and was nominated for the International IMPAC Dublin Literary Award. Tatty was nominated for the Orange Prize and was one of the 50 Irish Novels of the Decade. Her short story collection, The House on Parkgate Street was published in 2013. Her latest novel The Lives of Women, was published in April 2015.
Nuala O’Connor‘s fifth short story collection Joyride to Jupiter was published by New Island in June 2017. Her third novel, Miss Emily, about the poet Emily Dickinson and her Irish maid was shortlisted for the Bord Gáis Energy Eason Book Club Novel of the Year 2015 and longlisted for the 2017 International Dublin Literary Award. Nuala’s fourth novel, Becoming Belle, will be published in 2018.
June Caldwell worked for many years as a freelance journalist and now writes fiction. She has an MA in Creative Writing from Queen’s University Belfast. Room Little Darker, her acclaimed collection of short stories was published in 2017. Her fiction has been published in The Stinging Fly, The Moth, Winter Papers, and The Lonely Crowd. She is a prizewinner of the Moth International Short Story Prize. Her first novel, Little Town Moone, is forthcoming from John Murray.
VenueIrish Writers Centre, 19 Parnell Square North
TimeApril 14 at 10:00 am