Stranded

While our British neighbours swelter in unheard of October heat, Ireland is wet, cold and shrouded in fog thick as a quilt. Hence my trip home to Ireland for my weekend workshop has been extended by at least aday, due to cancelled flights.

Needless to say, work is not that happy I was unable to return this morning, but there’s nothing I can do for now. And I might as well use the time to work on my Six Month Challenge novel, see friends and bring the workshop project to the next stage.

Another silver lining on this Irish foggy day is that I received an email  to say I’d been longlisted for the Highlands and Islands Short Story Competition. It’s a longlist of 25 down from 400 entries, so not bad going and the shortlist will be announced on teh 20th of October.

I hope all you 6-monthers are clockingup the words : )

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About suehealy

Irish writer/playwright Sue Healy’s work has been supported and developed by the Abbey Theatre, the Peggy Ramsay Foundation, the Heinrich Boll Association and the Tyrone Guthrie Centre. Her play ‘Brazen Strap’ ran at the King’s Head Theatre in May 2016, funded by Arts Council England. Her work has also shown at the Hackney Attic and the Etcetera Theatre in London, with readings in Norwich, Brighton and Cornwall. Sue’s nine radio dramas have broadcast on BBC Radio 4, WLRfm, KCLR96fm. Awards, Residencies and Bursaries: 2017 – Claremorris Fringe Award, Heinrich Boll bursary and residency 2016 - Peggy Ramsay Foundation playwriting grant, Tyrone Guthrie Centre residency, Arts Council England funding 2015 – BBC Opening Lines Award, Arte Studio Ginestrelle residency 2014 - University of Lincoln Ph.D. fees funding 2013 – Escalator Award, Áras Eanna Inis Oirr residency 2012 - Meridian Short Story Prize 2011 – The Molly Keane Memorial Award, Sussex Playwrights’ Award, the HiSSAC Award 2010 - Ted O'Regan bursary, Tyrone Guthrie Centre residency (2016 - Finalist for the Eamon Keane Playwriting Prize, Nick Darke Award and the Old Vic 12) A UEA Creative Writing MA alumna, she spent eleven years in Budapest, editing Hungary A.M. Presently, she is London-based, researching a PhD on the Royal Court Theatre. Sue is Deputy Literary Manager at the Finborough. View all posts by suehealy

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