Irish Women Short Story Writers | Belfast Book festival
With Jan Carson, Mary Morrissy, Roisīn O’Donnell & Rosemary Jenkinson
Crescent Arts Centre • Tuesday 14 June – 8pm
Jan Carson is a writer and community arts development officer based in Belfast. Malcolm Orange Disappears was published by Liberties Press, in 2014. Her short stories have appeared in many journals and in 2014 she received an Arts Council NI Artist’s Career Enhancement Bursary. Her short story collection, Children’s Children was published in 2016.
Mary Morrissy has published three novels – Mother of Pearl, The Pretender and The Rising of Bella Casey – and a collection of short stories, A Lazy Eye (1993). She has won a Hennessy Award and a Lannan Literary Foundation Award and currently teaches at University College Cork.
Rosemary Jenkinson is from Belfast. Her plays include The Bonefire (Stewart Parker BBC Radio Award), Basra Boy, White Star of the North, Ghosts of Drumglass, Planet Belfast, Stitched Up and Here Comes the Night. Writing for radio includes Castlereagh to Kandahar (BBC Radio 3) and The Blackthorn Tree (BBC Radio 4). Aphrodite’s Kiss, was published by Whittrick Press in 2016.
Roisīn O’Donnell’s work has been published in journals and anthologies internationally, featuring in Young Irelanders (2015), and in the award winning anthology The Long Gaze Back (2015). Nominated for a Pushcart Prize and the Forward Prize, she has been shortlisted for several international writing awards, including the Cuirt New Writing Prize, the Brighton Prize, the Wasafiri New Writing Prize and the Hennessy New Irish Writing Award 2016.