Writing Awards

WINNER

July 2020

Awarded a bursary from Dun Laoghaire County Council in conjunction with Creative Ireland for a mentorship with the Irish Writers Centre and a week-long residency in Tyrone Guthrie.

June 2020

https://www.dfa.ie/irish-embassy/greece/news-and-events/latestnews/bloomsday-creative-writing-competition.html

Won fourth prize in Embassy of Ireland, Athens, inaugural Bloomsday Creative Writing Competition.

December 2019

https://www.icelandwritersretreat.com/

Won Iceland Writers Retreat. Won 1 of 3 full bursaries.

August 2019

https://www.bronte.org.uk

Bronte Parsonage Haworth. Won 1 of 2 full bursaries to attend a Festival of Womens Writing.

May 2019

https://stingingfly.org/

Won 1 of 2 full bursaries to attend a week-long creative non-fiction course at The Stinging Fly Summer School with Arnold Fanning.

April 2019

http://www.tinjugstudio.com/

Birr Writers Residency. Won 1 of 2 bursaries for a week-long residency in Tin Jug Studio in Birr.

March 2019

https://www.writing.ie/

Date with An Agent. Won a Date with An Agent in Smock Alley. 1 of 60 writers from 500 applicants.

March 2019

https://corkworldbookfest.com/

First Page Pitch. Won a place to read to 2 London Agents as part of Cork World Book Festival.

February 2019

https://kanturkarts.ie/

Kanturk Arts Festival Flash Fiction Competition. Won third prize.

December 2018

https://greywoodarts.org/

Greywood Arts. Won 1 of 2 bursaries – 3 day residency, membership of online writing group https://indulgeinwriting.com/, 15 hours editing with editor Sally Vince.

October 2018

https://www.pharmanord.ie/

Pharmanord. Won writing competition.

October 2018

https://aurorawritersretreats.com/past-retreats/

Aurora Writing Retreats. Won scholarship to attend a weekend writing workshop.

September 2018

https://www.obrien.ie/

Perfect Perfect at The O’Brien Press Culture Night. Won a place to pitch my picture book to editors.

July 2018

https://www.johnhewittsociety.org/

The John Hewitt Society Summer School in Armagh. Won a bursary to attend a week of workshops and talks.

SHORTLISTED

July 2020

Shortlisted in Ray D’Arcy radio competition ‘A Page from My Life’ from over 2000 entries. The shortlist to be published in book form by Harper Collins in Autumn 2020.

January 2020

https://www.goodworldjourneys.com/

Shortlisted for partial scholarship for memori writing with writers Mary Karr and George Saunders in Patmos, Greece.

February 2019 and 2020

https://www.centreculturelirlandais.com/en/

Centre Culturel Irlandais, Paris. Language bursary.

August 2019

https://writebythesea.ie/

Kilmore Quay Short Story Competition.

December 2018

https://www.icelandwritersretreat.com/

October 2018

https://kielyweekend.wordpress.com/

Benedict Kiely Short Story Competition.

April 2018

Birr Writers Residency.


LONGLISTED

February 2020

Kanturk Arts Festival Flash Fiction Competition