Archive for category Wordlegs

Alan Bennett

Alan Bennett is from Co. Kildare. He is currently living in Dublin undertaking a Masters in creative writing in UCD. He received a BA in fine art painting from Limerick School of Art and Design. He has had work published in Wordlegs online literary magazine, Kildare arts council’s ‘Stories for the Ear’ audio compilation and on entertainment.ie. He asked the playwright Alan Bennett, writer of Talking Heads and The History Boys to change his name, but he was rejected.

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In “Full Circle” we hear about a woman who realizes she must change a long running routine. Is this late-night bus trip her last? Should she change the lifestyle she’s become accustomed to?

Inspired by the Radiohead song ‘Jigsaw Falling Into Place’ Alan tells the story about a short relationship built on the foundation of a one night stand and the eventual separation of the characters.

Alice Walsh

Irish writer Alice Walsh’s short story Samhain and flash fiction piece The Mountain Had Always Been There have previously been published in the Winter ’10 and Winter ’11 issues of Wordlegs. She was recently short listed for the International Fish Publishing Short Story Contest 2011/2012, while last year she made the long-list for the Over the Edge New Writer of the Year 2011 Award. Her short stories Downaround and What We Talk About When We Don’t Talk About Love feature in the wordlegs presents: 30 Under 30 ebook.

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Alice Reads ‘Samhain’

David Rudden

Dave Rudden is an Irish writer and storyteller currently living in Dublin. His works have been published in magazines, journals and anthologies in Ireland, England and the U.S. and he was the recepient of the Fantasy Book Review Short Story Prize 2011.   ‘ Named after Summer’ was based on a true life event.  A friend of mine was in hospital and I stayed as late as visiting hours would allow, and I distinctly remember being really worried about how I could escape the hospital and go home, but she would be there after I’d gone

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David Reads ‘Named After Summer’

Eamon Mc Guinness

Eamon Mc Guinness is 26 and from Rathfarnham in Dublin.  In 2011 he completed an M.A in Anglo-Irish Literature and Drama in U.C.D and received first class honours.  He is currently doing an internship in Big Smoke Writing Factory, a creative writing company in Dublin. He has been writing for the last few years and is currently working on a series of short stories and poems.
 

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In “Things We Find on the Ground” the tragic death of a man leads the narrator to muse on the passing of time, the decisions people make and the difference between who we were and who we become, expressed through an uneasily shifting Dublin landscape.

Arthur Broomfield

Arthur Broomfield is a well known poet and Beckett scholar, an Irish writer whose readings attract large audiences.  His poetry chapbook ‘The Poetry Reading at Semple Stadium’, was published in 2011 (Lapwing). His work on the works of Samuel Beckett will be published in December 2012.   ‘ Nimrod ‘ is his first published short story. Nimrod narrates the surprising turn of events in a Faith Healer’s tent when the healer is confronted by the local Parish Priest. The turn occurs when  a miracle  cure is, surprisingly, performed

Arthur reads ‘Nimrod’

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Bernard O’ Rourke

Bernard O’Rourke is an Irish writer and freelance journalist based in Dublin. His short stories have featured in The Infection anthology – a collection of short stories set in a post-pandemic world of the undead published in 2011 by Pantoum Press – and 30 Under 30 – a collection of prose and poetry by young Irish writers, published by wordlegs in 2012. His short stories have also been published in The Linnet’s Wings, Outburst, and on wordlegs.com. You can find him on twitter (@guyserious), where his witty tweets go mostly unappreciated.

Bernard reads ‘Hear The Lizard Roar’ and ‘Last Request’

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Clodagh O’ Brien

Clodagh O’Brien is a former science journalist who has turned her attention over the past two years to writing short stories, poems and the first draft of a novel. She has been longlisted and shortlisted for a number of competitions and has been published in The Irish Writers online magazine Wordlegs, an anthology ‘The Blue Staircase and Other Short Stories’ and thefirstcut magazine. In 2002 she won the ‘Science Writer of the Year Award’ for the Daily Telegraph in London.


Clodagh reads ‘Mission Improbable’

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Steve Wade

Steve Wade’s fiction has been published widely in print publications and online. His work has won awards and been placed in prestigious writing competitions, including Second Prize in the International Biscuit Publishing contest, 2009, and First Prize in the UK abook2read Novel Manuscript Competition, 2010.  Steve is a prize nominee for the PEN/O’Henry Award, 2011.  Steve reads his short stories  ‘The Last Bus’ and ‘On The 7th Dy’

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EM Reapy

EM Reapy, was born in 1984 and is a Mayo writer.  Elizabeth edits wordlegs.com who have just released a 2 part ebook wordlegs presents: 30 under 30. She received an MA in Creative Writing in Queen’s University, Belfast. Her short fiction and poetry has been published in Ireland, the UK and the US and a short animated film she wrote is in production. In 2012, she was chosen as the Tyrone Guthrie Irish Writer in Residence in the Varuna Writers’ House, Sydney, Australia. She is currently working on a feature length screenplay.

Both of EM’s stories are written from a young teenager’s perspective.  The first podcast features the short story ‘Getting Better’

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