Monday, March 15, 2010

March Winners of the Lonely Voice

Our esteemed judge Anthony Glavin has chosen four readers to participate in this month's Lonely Voice competition. Here are the winning stories and short bios on the selected readers:

'That Day' by Brian Kirk. Brian is an accomplished poet and prose writer from Clondalkin. He was shortlisted for a Hennessy Award for fiction in 2007, placed third in the Peoples College short story Competition 2009 and shortlisted for the Over The Edge New Writer of the Year Award in 2008 and 2009. He was commended in 2009 Sean O’Faolain Competition. He recently won the inaugural Writing Spirit Award for his story Perpetuity. His stories have appeared in the Sunday Tribune and Crannog.

'Coronary Care' by Tony Devlin. From Dublin, Tony writes poetry and short fiction. He told us that he gets published occasionally and that only encourages him to write more.

'Alterations' by Mark Kilroy. Mark has written the screenplays for and directed two fiction films, “Hard Shoulder” (C4/RTE) and “Double Carpet” (IFB/RTE) which were screened at the IFI and broadcast on RTE and Channel 4. He has also written several short stories, with “Bog People” published in the Sunday Tribune (and shortlisted for a Hennessey Award in 2008), and “How Big is the Sea?” published in Southword 5. He told us that he has never read in public and wants to learn from the experience.

'Sex for the Organism' by Pat O'Connor. Pat O’Connor grew up in Limerick where he lives with his wife and two teenagers. He has been writing short stories for many years and hopes to have one published soon.

The Irish Writers' Centre looks forward to their reading which will take place on Wednesday, March 31st at 7pm. This event is free and open to everyone.

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