Saturday, 14 June 2008


An International Conference on the Short Story In English, subtitled 'The Lonely Voice' takes place at University College Cork, June 19th to the 22nd.

The programme is now available at:
10th International Conference on the Short Story In English

There will be lots of academic papers as well as readings from practitioners. Readers taking part include: Mary Morrissey, Colm Tóibín, Claire Keegan, Edna O'Brien, Manuel Munoz, Tobias Woolf, Kirpal Singh, Robert Olen Butler, Cristina Rivera-Garza and myself.


laurie said...

wow. edna obrien. i wish i could go to cork for this.

Women Rule Writer said...

Oh I know, it's great. It'll be interesting to see whether Edna O'B reads an early story or something new. I wonder if she still writes short fiction.

PJ Nolan said...

Heard Wolff speaking about the Short Story with Enright last saturday. Would love to hear more of his thoughts. This looks like a great line-up, well done on being involved!

Women Rule Writer said...

I read at the same conference 2 years ago in Lisbon, as did many of the other participants. Nice to see some new names on the readers list too. It's so vast, though. Many events run concurrently, so it'll be a feat to get to much. Looking forward to it! I'll attempt to report on it next week.

Vanessa Gebbie said...

What a fabulous, fabulous thing. Next year.....

Women Rule Writer said...

Hi V
The conference is run every 2nd year. There had been talk of Singapore as a venue for this year (Singapore!!) so I had high hopes. As it is, Cork will do me just fine!
Hope all going well. That flash writing anthology you blogged about sounds great. Congrats!
N x

Merc said...

Now the talk is that it may be Toronto in 2010. Lovely meeting you in Cork.
Merc aka Sylvia

Women Rule Writer said...

Hi Sylvia
It was great to meet you too. And I'll go anywhere for the conference! Taiwan sounded exotic but Toronto sounds good too. Maybe Alice Munro, Margaret Atwood or Mavis Gallant will turn up!?
I'll pop over to your side and have a look at your blog,
All the best