June Fest Literary event.
Town Hall, Newbridge, 8.00pm. June 7th, 2017
‘Meet the Writers’
Former Kildare Arts Officer, Mary Lenihan
in conversation with
John MacKenna, Martin Malone and Maria Murphy.
June Fest Short Story Competition
The winning short story will be published in the Leinster Leader provincial newspaper and the winning writer will receive a specially commissioned bog oak sculpture by the renowned Kildare Sculptor and Artist, Brian O’ Loughlin, http://irishbogoak.com/
There are also vouchers and books for second and third place.
The Judge of this year’s competition,
will announce the winners.
Follow this link to find out more about the writers, the adjudicator of the short story competition and the musicians providing the music on the night. june-fest-literary-event-2017
June Fest Short Story competition Shortlist:
An Encounter with Black Tom Tyrant by Mae Leonard
Carriage Clock by Nicola Cassidy
Daffodil Girl by Susan Knight
Hot White Wash by Rose Malone
Kicking the Habit by Clare O’Reilly
Peace and Quiet by Patrick Dunne
Prediction by Helen O’ Leary
Snail Male by Marcus Quinlan
The Problem with Julia by Emma Smith
The Soldier by Maura Connolly.
Tipping Point by Pat J Mullan.
The adjudicator, Orla McAlinden, has very generously informed the festival that every entry has been annotated and had a brief report written. The annotated scripts and reports will be available from the judge at the end of the literary event.
Entrants who can’t attend the event can get their scripts and reports by sending a stamped addressed envelope to the Junefest Short Story address: Kildare Writing Centre, 23 Millford, Athgarvan, Newbridge. Failing that, they can get their reports by email.
Best of luck to all the short-listed candidates. The winners will be announced at the ‘Meet The Writers’ event in the Town Hall , Newbridge, Wednesday, June 7th at 8.00pm.