Wednesday, 17 September 2008


Frank O'Connor was born this day in 1903.

Tonight the Frank O'Connor International Short Story Festival kicks off in Cork with the launch of The Stinging Fly's latest anthology at Triskel Arts Centre at 7pm. Followed by a reading by 2005 Frank O'Connor Award winner, Yiyun Li.

I'll be at the festival for the next five days, so I will report on it when I'm back next week. Until then, slán go fóill!


BarbaraS said...

Good luck and have a great time! Look forward to your report back :)

Women Rule Writer said...

Thanks, B. It's such a privilege to be going to the fest again. I'm all excited!

Vanessa Gebbie said...

Enjoy Yiyun Li, Nuala. I heard her read at Small Wonder Festival - I love the way she celebrates older people in her stories. I asked her if that was deliberate... and she was so pleased someone picked up on it.

Look forward very much to meeting you. I fly in tomorrow!


Women Rule Writer said...

I'm looking forward to her reading. I've been re-reading her stories. Extraordinary. See you tomorrow!

Emerging Writer said...

How did it go? Who won the competition? It doesn't seem to be announced anywhere I saw.