Reading and Reception for UCC Writer in Residence Michael West
Tuesday, December 1, West Wing 5, at 6pm
UCC’s Writer in Residence, dramatist Michael West, will give a reading of his work on Tuesday, December 1, at West Wing 5, at 6pm, followed by a welcome reception in the Social Area of the Department of English. This event is free and no booking is required.
West who was appointed in September for the academic year 2015/16 is an award-winning playwright and a noted adaptor of literary work. As co-founder of the Corn Exchange theatre company, he has collaborated in Corn Exchange productions of Joyce’s Dubliners, Nabokov’s Lolita and most recently, A Girl is a Half-Formed Thing, by Eimear McBride.
His play Freefall won an Irish Times Theatre Award for best new play and best director in 2009 and several of his productions have won Irish Playwright and Screenwriters Guild awards. His latest play, Conservatory, was staged at the Abbey Theatre in 2014.
As Writer in Residence, West has been teaching on the MA in Creative Writing and will be providing public workshops next semester.