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Kilmore College Creative Writing Classes

December 9, 2014 | by jamie
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From Monday 19 January 2015, from 7-9pm, Jamie will be teaching an ‘Introduction to Creative Writing’ class in Kylemore College. It is a ten week course on the fundamental elements of creative writing, including: voice, plot, character, setting, and dialogue. There will also be an introduction to how the publishing industry works and how to […]

Ballyhooly Arts Festival, May 2014

May 4, 2014 | by jamie
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On Thursday 22 May 2014, Jamie O’Connell will open the Ballyhooly Arts Festival. Taking place from 7pm-9pm, the launch event is open to all. The festival is treasure trove of live music concerts and sessions ranging from Irish Traditional, Bluegrass, Folk, Americana, Rock and Gospel. Art, Sculpture and Photographic exhibition with many other events including […]

Long Story, Short Journal March 2014

March 3, 2014 | by jamie
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‘Pussy Bratchford is on the Verge of Becoming a Good Christian’ – a 2013/14 short story by Jamie O’Connell – was published by The Long Story, Short Journal. The full story can be read here. The short story was reviewed by Mel U on ReadingLives and described as follows: ‘…This is an excellent, very knowing […]

Dublin Book Festival 14-17 Nov 2013

November 9, 2013 | by jamie
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Dublin Book Festival launches on 14th November with playwright Frank McGuinness in conversation with Sean Rocks from RTE Radio 1 Arena. The Dublin Book Festival is one of Ireland’s most successful and vibrant book festivals, running since June 2005. The annual public Festival showcases, supports and develops Irish Publishing by programming, publicising and selling Irish […]

West Cork Literary Festival 2013

July 8, 2013 | by jamie
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Jamie O’Connell will read from Some Sort of Beauty at the West Cork Literary Festival this July. Where: Bantry Bookshop Date: Thu 11 July Time: 11:15 Cost: Free More information on the official festival website: www.westcorkmusic.ie/literaryfestival/programme

Interview on Reading Lives

May 2, 2013 | by jamie
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(Interview published on http://rereadinglives.blogspot.ie/2013/04/jamie-oconnell-question-and-answer.html on 27 April 2013. Interview by Mel U) As this is irish Short Story Month year III, please tell us who some short story writers you find yourself often returning to are? Do you have anything like a favorite short story? Who are some contemporary short story writers you admire? The […]