Archive for category The Oscar Wilde Centre

Eimear Ryan

Eimear Ryan is a young Irish writer born in 1986 and grew up in Co Tipperary. Her stories have been published in New Irish Writing, The Stinging Fly, Horizon Review and Necessary Fiction. She was the winner of the Over the Edge Award 2011, the Sean Dunne Young Writers’ Award 2011 and the Hennessy Award for First Fiction 2008. She is currently writing a novel.

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Eimear reads from her story Lament which is included in The Trinity College Anothology  ‘A Thoroughly Good Blue’

Brent Mueller

 

Brent Mueller was born in St. Louis, Missouri. He attained his bachelor’s degree in English from Wittenberg University in 2009. He has published two illustrated short stories through Ink & Drink Comics, he is a dreamer who loves to write, or is he a writer who loves to dream?  Either way, this is his first foray into podcasting, but hopefully not his last.  At present he is studying in the grand old city of Dublin, Ireland to refine his craft and put the final touches on his first novel, Children of the End, a fantasy epic based in Norse mythology.  If anyone out there wants to read more of his work, check out his blog at http://theblogofbrent.wordpress.com.

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Brent reads from an excerpt From Children of The End included in ‘A Thoroughly Good Blue’



Liz Mc Manus

Liz Mc Manus was born in Montreal Canada. Trained as an architect at University College Dublin. She first entered Irish politics in 1979 being elected to her local town council and later her county council,in 1992 she was elected to Dail Eireann and in 1994 became Minister of State in the Rainbow Government. She has won various awards for her short fiction. Her first novel ” Acts of Subversion ” was published in 1990. This is an extract from her second novel. Working title is “Disappeared”. this extract is included in The TCD anthology “A Thoroughly Good Blue”    

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Alice Youell

Alice Youell was born in 1988 and grew up near Winchester, England. She graduated in 2011 from Exeter University with a degree in English Literature. She is currently studying an MPhil in creative writing at Trinity College Dublin, and has been working on a collection of short stories, one of which The Waiting Room is featured in The Oscar Wilde Centre’s 2012 Anthology ‘A thoroughly Good Blue’

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Alice Reads ‘ The Waiting room’  which follows an unusual young man who has never been ill in his life as he goes in search of germs in a bid to catch the flu

Vanessa Baker

Vanessa Baker is an M.Phil Creative Writing student at Trinity College Dublin. She has a Bachelor of Journalism with Combined Honours in Human Rights from Carleton University in Ottawa. In addition to short stories and novels, she writes and performs slam poetry.

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Vanessa reads “With the Band”

Katie Mc Dermott

Katie McDermott is from County Meath. She studied English and classics
in NUI Maynooth.  She reads and writes anything but prefers fantasy and science fiction.
She recently completed her first novel, Rapeseed, which she is
currently trying to get published. She lives off coffee and
works late into the night.

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Her story Mrs Culann’s dog is set in modern day Dublin, following a young boy who loves hurling. 
inspired by the story of Cú Chulainn from Irish mythology.

Zach Hively

Zach Hively comes from the high desert of Albuquerque, New Mexico, USA. He has since lived in Germany and England, and he currently resides in Dublin. His short stories have appeared in Line Zero and Conceptions Southwest. His writing often deals with skewed perspectives of the world and the ways in which individuals come to terms with their own curious outlooks on life.

Story 1; Zach’s story ‘In the Haus of Broken Toys’ is about a young German boy who braves the menace of a forbidding youth hostel in order to save the intriguing visitor within, but his adventure is cut short by an unexpected discovery.

Story 2; Zach reads ‘Such A Lovely Girl’  When a truck strikes a deer on the highway, Flynn wants nothing more than to protect his daughter Melanie’s fragility. Yet it is his own limited view of the world that ends up most altered by the experience.  

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