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Fiction at the Friary
rapid fire fiction and story-songs


Fiction at the Friary

13th September at 9pm
Goldie Chapel, Nano Nagle Place
Admission: €5

At Fiction at the Friary we like reading, writing and fun. We also like jellybeans. Join us at the Cork International Short Story Festival for a very special evening. Our Rapid-Fire Reading involves TWENTY writers (Susan Lanigan, Danny Denton, E.R. Murray, Eimear Ryan and Tehmina Kazi, to name a few) who will read short extracts from their work and – together – will write an entirely new story, start to finish, before your eyes. Come listen to the readings, watch writing in action, and hear Cork actor Kevin Power read aloud the brand new story that emerges.

Also featured are guest authors who have forged links between narrative and music. Conor MacManus will read a short story, ably assisted by Colm Scully.

To round off the evening, our special guest, Nick Kelly, will, in his own inimitable way, celebrate the short story in song. Nick is perhaps best known in the field of music as former lead singer and songwriter with The Fat Lady Sings, and more recently Alien Envoy. However, his writing talents have been recognised across a range of creative fields. He’s a former winner of the Ian St James Short Story Prize. He is also an award-winning scriptwriter and director. His film The Drummer and the Keeper has recently won the Best First Irish Feature Film 2017 at Galway Film Festival.

Do come along for what promises to be a quirky and fun-filled song and story event!

Fiction at the Friary is a free event that takes place on the last Sunday of every month at the Friary Bar, North Mall, Cork between 3pm and 6pm. Readings, a bit of writing, chats, open mic, spot prizes. And jellybeans. Everyone welcome!

Fiction at the Friary gratefully acknowledges the support of the Arts Council, James Riordan & Partners, Hogan Associates and the Munster Literature Centre.




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