Wednesday 18 September 2019

CorkHi14°| Lo

Cork Independent

News

Charleville has the write stuff

Thursday, 5th September, 2013 1:00am

Five writers from the writing group Wordsmiths in Charleville have all been shortlisted in the RTE Guide/Penguin short story competition 2013.

The competition whittles entries down to a final 60 to be judged, including these five writers, who write together every week.

Entries for the competition had to be original, unpublished short stories, around 2,000 words long, and the winning story will be published in the RTE guide and receive a trophy.

The 60 writers who have been shortlisted will all get a day of workshops with editors, agents and published authors in September.

Michael O'Flaherty is the head librarian at Charleville library and has published two novels.

Mary Bradford is currently completing her second novel and has been coming to the library for over five years, Marie O'Halloran, has been widely published with short stories and poems and has been attending the group for a year and a half.

Roisin Peddle, who is a blogger and reviewer, joined the club eight months ago and Mary Angland, who is a playwright and teacher from Kanturk has been joining them for the past six months.

Marie O'Halloran said the club is a great help to them all. "We support each other with our writing and brainstorm if anyone is stuck on something. With this competition we encouraged each other to enter. We keep each other focused basically."

Another member of the group is Daniel Kaye, who is currently writing his second book.

ePaper Service

Page 1 Page 2 Page 3 Page 4 Page 5 Page 6 Page 7 Page 8
Desktop, Tablet & Smartphone friendly
Cookies on Cork Independent website
We use cookies to ensure that we give you the best experience on our website. We also use cookies to ensure we show you advertising that is relevant to you. If you continue without changing your settings, we'll assume that you are happy to receive all cookies on the Cork Independent website. However, if you would like to, you can change your cookie settings at any time by amending your browser settings.
How does Cork Independent use cookies?
Cookies enable us to identify your device, or you when you have logged in. We use cookies that are strictly necessary to enable you to move around the site or to provide certain basic features. We use cookies to enhance the functionality of the website by storing your preferences, for example. We also use cookies to help us to improve the performance of our website to provide you with a better user experience.
We don't sell the information collected by cookies, nor do we disclose the information to third parties, except where required by law (for example to government bodies and law enforcement agencies).
Hide Message