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Celebrating the Short Story with Wendy Erskine & Bernie McGill

27. July 2022 @ 1:30 pm - 2:30 pm


Celebrating the Short Story with Wendy Erskine & Bernie McGill in conversation with Paul McVeigh.

Wendy Erskine’s first collection, Sweet Home (2018), was shortlisted for the Edge Hill Prize and the Republic of Consciousness Prize and won the 2020 Butler Literary Award. In her new collection, Dance Move, we meet characters who are looking to wrest control of their lives, only to find themselves defined by moments in their past. In these stories – as in real life – the funny, the tender and the devastating go hand in hand

“Truly magnificent. These stories buzz with life and verve and humour… reminds us how glorious the short story can be.” Danielle McLaughlin.

Bernie McGill’s latest collection of short stories This Train is For, was published by No Alibis Press in June 2022. She has written two novels, The Butterfly Cabinet and The Watch House, shortlisted for the 2019 Irish/European Union Prize for Literature. Her first collection of stories, Sleepwalkers was shortlisted for the Edge Hill Prize and her short fiction has been widely anthologised in a number of publications including the award-winning The Glass Shore and The Long Gaze Back.
“Wonderful stories of journeys geographical and of the inner kind.”  Bernard MacLaverty

Paul McVeigh is the acclaimed author of The Good Son and Co-Founder of the London Short Story Festival.

This event is part of the programme of the John Hewitt International Summer School at the Market Place Theatre, Armagh from 25th – 30th July 2022. The full programme of workshops, talks and evening events is available to view here.

Bernie McGill will be taking the Novel Writing – First Chapters workshops on Monday 25th, Tuesday 26th and Thursday 28th July from 2.45 pm – 4.45 pm. Full details here.


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Armagh, Armagh BT61 7BW United Kingdom
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