Shortlisting for PhD creative writing candidate
Niamh Prior shortlisted for the Dermot Healy International Poetry Competition
Niamh Prior, PhD candidate in creative writing, has been shortlisted for the Dermot Healy International Poetry Competition with her poem, Surf Sestina. Another UCC creative writing student, Kathleen O’Brien, was longlisted for the prize.
This is the second year of the prize held in conjunction with the Five Glens Arts Festival in Manorhamilton, Co Leitrim, (August 21 -23.) Niamh’s short-listed poem is part of a collection she submitted for her MA in Creative Writing. She will give a reading at the festival on August 22.
Niamh has recently been awarded a three year Government of Ireland Postgraduate Scholarship for her creative writing PhD, 'Ladybird Stories: a Polyphonic Novel incorporating Intertextual Elements'. We wish her luck with this exciting project.