October 31, 2011
My Winning Story
HISSAC have uploaded my winning story to their website, if anyone is interested in having a read
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 31st, 2011 at 21:04
Congratz & I’ll check it out!!
November 1st, 2011 at 04:50
Congratulations. I read it. Great story.
November 1st, 2011 at 13:29
Thanks for reading the story, Judith – very glad you enjoyed it!
November 1st, 2011 at 07:08
Very intriguing story, Sue – for a long time I thought ‘Killer’ was a paid assassin about to do a job… 🙂 On another side, interesting note – you teach creative writing in prison?? How very interesting. Any stories you care/can share?
November 1st, 2011 at 13:30
Hi MAria, much obliged to you for reading my work! Yes, there are many tales from prison – but not for a public forum. It really is an eye opener and gives me plenty of ideas writing wise.
November 1st, 2011 at 12:07
Where is this beautiful picture? I’ve longed to visit Ireland my whole life.
November 1st, 2011 at 13:31
This is my home, Dunmore East, Co. Waterford. Ireland is the most beautiful country in the world – when the sun comes out, unfortunately a rare occurrence : )
November 2nd, 2011 at 01:56
Oh my gosh,
This picture is gorgeous! You’re so lucky to live in such a beautiful place. I wish I could say the same about the states…
Sometimes, we just have too much stuff going on to stop and truly appreciate the simple things.
Brittany (of Newsic)
November 2nd, 2011 at 23:35
November 3rd, 2011 at 06:51
Congratulations Sue! How wonderful. And great story.