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HOWL @ Cork International Short Story Festival

We are delighted to be invited to hold a HOWL showcase at the Cork International Short Story Festival run by the Munster Literature Centre. The event will be held in Cork City Library on Friday October 13th from 2.30pm. No tickets are required!



Fija Callaghan has been featured on podcasts, recognised by international short story competitions, and nominated for Best of the Net. Her stories can be found in venues like Gingerbread House, Mythic Magazine, Corvid Queen, and elsewhere. Originally from the Cascadia region, she now lives in Dublin, Ireland with her books.


Paul Duffy is an author and archaeologist living in the Wicklow Mountains. Paul’s short fiction has appeared in The Irish Times and has been broadcast on RTÉ Radio 1. His debut novel Run with the Hare, Hunt with the Hound won a silver medal in the Foreword Indies Awards 2022.


Conor Montague is from Galway. Currently based in London, Conor facilitates workshops for London Writers Eclective and is resident playwright at the Irish Cultural Centre, Hammersmith. His debut collection of short fiction, Capital Vices, will be published by Reflex Press in Autumn 2023.


Mary Morrissy is the author of three novels, Mother of Pearl, The Pretender and The Rising of Bella Casey and two collections of short stories, A Lazy Eyeand Prosperity Drive. Her fourth novel, Penelope Unbound, has just been published with Banshee Press. A member of Aosdána, she was formerly the Associate Director of Creative Writing at UCC.


(Moderator) Róisín Leggett Bohan is co-founder and co-editor of HOWL New Irish Writing. She writes poetry and prose. She has published in Magma Poetry, New Irish Writing, Poetry Ireland’s ePub, Southword, Amsterdam Quarterly and elsewhere. Róisín is a Poetry Ireland Introductions poet, and recipient of an Arts Council Award and Cork City Artist Bursary.



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