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Join us for Cruinniú na nÓg, June 15th

As part of Cruinniú na nÓg on June 15th, The Munster Literature Centre celebrates the art of storytelling through puppetry at Elizabeth Fort. Featuring puppetry television star Dominic Moore, who was part of the original Morbegs team and whose puppet character Basher Bacon first appeared in public on the RTÉ children’s show The Swamp

Performance Times:  2.30pm-3.15pm  |  4pm-4.45pm

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Fool for Poetry Chapbook Competition
Deadline June 30th

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Youtube Playlist of Prize-readings

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Seán O'Faoláin Short Story Competition
Deadline July 31st

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Youtube Playlist of Prize-readings

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John Montague International Poetry Fellowship
Deadline August 18th

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Sara Maitland appointed the 2019 Frank O'Connor International Short Story Fellow

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2019 Frank O'Connor International Short Story Fellow
Sara Maitland

Sara Maitland has been appointed the fourth Frank O'Connor International Short Story Fellow. Maitland is a British writer of religious fantasy, her work having a magic realist tendency. She has published seven novels and seven collections of short stories. Ms. Maitland will reside in Cork for three months in an apartment and receive a monthly stipend. She will contribute to the programme of the Cork International Short Story Festival, teach at the Creative Writing Department at UCC and mentor two local emerging writers. The fellowship is devised and managed by the Munster Literature Centre and generously funded by Cork City Council. Find out more about Maitland at her website.

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New Chapbooks Available in Bookstore

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Leanne O’ Sullivan Announced as the Inaugural Winner of The Farmgate Market Café National Poetry Award

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Gregory O'Donoghue Prize Results

The winning and shortlisted poems are featured in issue 36 of Southword

First Prize

Argument of Situations by Shangyang Fang (Austin TX, USA)

Shangyang Fang

 

Second Prize

László Kovács and His Sons Cross the Border by Ron Carey (Dublin, Ireland)

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Third Prize

At the Torturers’ Convention by Chloe Wilson (Victoria, Australia)

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Read about the winners, shortlisted poets and commended poets here

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Southword Fiction Chapbook Prize Results

The two winning chapbooks will be published in autumn 2019.

 

Best International Chapbook

A Middle Eastern No by Jill Widner ( Yakima, WA USA)

Jill Widner

 

Best Irish Chapbook

It's Not Me It's You by Brian Kirk ( Dublin, Ireland)

Brian Kirk

Read about the winners here

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The 2019 John Montague International Poetry Fellow is Sandra Beasley

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Winners of the 2018 Fool for Poetry International Chapbook Competition

1st Place: Assembly Instructions by Katie Hale

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2nd Place: other gods by Regina O'Melveny

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Find out more about these winning poets & commended poets here

 

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2019 Seán O'Faoláin
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2019 Fool for Poetry
Chapbook Competition
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The Cork International
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Sept 25 - 28, 2019

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