October 23, 2011
I’ve just received the news that my story ‘The Last of the Shower’ placed first in the 2011 HISSAC (Highlands and Islands Short Story Competition)!!!
I’m really so thrilled about this- and it means I’ll be able to buy a new laptop !!
From Ireland, Sue Healy is Literary Manager at the Finborough Theatre, London, a full-time Lecturer in Creative Writing at the University of Lincoln. Her book on theatre literary management is published by Routledge, December 2022.
Sue is an award-winning writer for stage, TV, and prose writer.
Her current project, a 6x60minute TV series, is under option. She is under commission with Lone Wolf Media, producers behind PBS’ “Mercy Street”, to co-write the pilot and treatment for a six-part TV series.
Her most recent stage-play, Imaginationship (2018), enjoyed a sold out, extended run at the Finborough and later showed at the Stephen Joseph Theatre in Scarborough. Her previous stage productions include Cow (Etcetera Theatre, 2017) and Brazen (King’s Head Theatre, 2016), funded by Arts Council England. Sue’s short plays have been performed at the Criterion (Criterion New Writing Showcase), Arcola (The Miniaturists) and Hackney Attic (Fizzy Sherbet Shorts).
Her radio work includes nine plays broadcast on BBC Radio 4 (Opening Lines winner), WLRfm and KCLR96fm.
Sue has won The Molly Keane Award, HISSAC Prize, Escalator Award, Meridian Prize and has been published in nine literary journals and anthologies including: The Moth, Flight, Tainted Innocence, New Writer, Duality, HISSAC, New European Writers. She has been writer-in-residence on Inis Oírr, Aran Islands, and at the Heinrich Boll Cottage on Achill Island. She has also benefitted from annual artist residencies at the Tyrone Guthrie Centre, and at Ginestrelle, Assisi in Italy.
An academic with a PhD in modern theatre history, specifically the Royal Court Theatre, Sue has presented her research internationally. She spent eleven years in Budapest, editing Hungary A.M. She has a PhD in modern theatre history (Royal Court Theatre) and is a UEA Creative Writing MA alumnus.
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October 23rd, 2011 at 20:02
That’s wonderful, Sue! Always brill to hear about writers I ‘know’ winning comps. Happy lap top buying!
October 23rd, 2011 at 20:06
October 23rd, 2011 at 20:05
Wow, fantastic news, Sue — congrats! Keep up the great work, and no more second-guessing yourself in the future. Just enter these competitions, hope for the best and keep showing up to the page no matter what:)
Cheers to you and your upcoming technology purchase!
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October 23rd, 2011 at 20:19
Yay – many many congratulations and I hope you enjoy your new laptop – well done indeed
October 23rd, 2011 at 20:21
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October 23rd, 2011 at 20:26
Congratulations! I love hearing about other writers’ successes. Emjoy your new computer!
October 23rd, 2011 at 20:41
That’s awesome! Congratulations, Sue. 🙂
October 23rd, 2011 at 20:41
Congratulations Sue, great result
October 23rd, 2011 at 21:01
Thanks Aiden! And for checking out my site too. Hope all is good out Fenor way xo
October 23rd, 2011 at 20:42
Congratulations! You must be so excited 🙂
October 23rd, 2011 at 20:53
Way to go, woman! You are AWESOME!
October 23rd, 2011 at 20:55
October 23rd, 2011 at 20:59
Just thinking of doing this myself – competitions that is. Shows its worth bashing away. Congrats
October 23rd, 2011 at 21:02
Awesome, Sue! Enjoy the high.
October 23rd, 2011 at 21:12
Well done Sue. Massive round of applause!!
October 23rd, 2011 at 21:19
That is so winderful! Congratulations:-) Well deserved
October 23rd, 2011 at 21:31
Winderful sounds even better than wonderful!! : ) Thanks Tammy
October 23rd, 2011 at 21:20
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October 23rd, 2011 at 23:04
Congratulations! Always encouraging when you get some positive recognition for your work. Spurs you on to continue. Wishing you continuing success in the future.
October 23rd, 2011 at 23:43
Congratulations Sue. Great news 🙂
October 23rd, 2011 at 23:52
Congratulations – that’s WONDERFUL news!!! 🙂 you have to show us your laptop when you’ve purchased it too. Well done Sue 🙂
October 24th, 2011 at 00:29
October 24th, 2011 at 01:03
Congratulation! That is such great news, I am always thrilled to hear of another writer who’s work I am familiar with getting some recognition. I’m sure the laptop doesn’t hurt either. Great job, keep up the great work, I always look forward to your entries.
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October 24th, 2011 at 08:30
Congratulations is the least to say on this. Well done, I am happy for you!
October 24th, 2011 at 10:35
Sincere congratulations! And lots of ‘YAY!!!’
October 24th, 2011 at 16:38
October 24th, 2011 at 18:06
That’s awesome! Congratulations!
October 28th, 2011 at 20:20
October 30th, 2011 at 21:39
A winner is you! Congraturation! All our base are belong to you! And various other internet memes!
October 31st, 2011 at 01:41
How wonderful! Congratulations! 🙂
November 1st, 2011 at 19:46
Congratulations! That’s awesome!!
November 3rd, 2011 at 02:18
Way to go.
November 5th, 2011 at 22:27
I am shocked and honored that you would want to follow my blog. I’ve always wanted a UK blogging friend, and YOU are a most amazing, talented, and interesting writer, blogger, educator, etc.
Thank you for this supreme compliment.
November 5th, 2011 at 22:39
Thanks Renae, I’m not from the UK (I’m from Ireland) but I am living in the UK for a couple of years- so I hope I’ll do… I don’t know f I’m that interesting, it’s a lot to live up to…. I appreciate you stopping by.
November 6th, 2011 at 00:17
Sue, it’s an honor to meet you. Thanks!!! for subscribing to my novel blog: METAL MAN WALKING.
I’m excited to be participating in NaNoWriMo for the first time.
I only have a B.A. in Creative Writing/English; my M.S. is in Speech Language Pathology. But I’ve been writing off and on most of my life; and I love the written word.
Again, thank you. Carley (aka lambskinny)
November 6th, 2011 at 00:18
P.S. Congrats! on winning first prize for your story — that’s awesome! Carley
November 6th, 2011 at 18:35
November 7th, 2011 at 04:11
Congratulations!! That is exciting news indeed. I am hoping to enter a writing contest in January, I guess I better get writing. 🙂
November 8th, 2011 at 13:37
Congrats … That’s very exciting!
November 21st, 2011 at 21:09
Congratulations on your award! Thank you for stopping by my blog… I will be following yours as well: thank you also for sharing information and tools with other writers.
It’s nice to meet you – greetings from Italy!
November 25th, 2011 at 22:41
Can we get a link to the story?
November 25th, 2011 at 23:38
Sure, thanks for asking… http://www.hissac.co.uk/2011_stories.html
November 27th, 2011 at 00:46
Congrats, and thank you for the follow! Look forward to reading your posts!
November 27th, 2011 at 12:10
congratulations. your blog is ideal for me. I was a teacher of high school and adult students before I retired though I still do teaching and performing gigs.My strength is poetry both adult and childrens where I’ve had lots published BUT NOW I am into short astory writing which is your field so I’m following your blog, adding you to my list of favourites
November 27th, 2011 at 12:22
Many thanks, John!
November 29th, 2011 at 03:05
Rock ‘n roll! That’s brilliant. Congrats.