Fiona O'Rourke

Writer, Author, and Facilitator in County Dublin, Ireland

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Award winning short story author of new Irish fiction with M.Phil. (Hons.) in Creative Writing, Trinity College Dublin.

Irish Writers Centre/Cill Rialaig Writer in Residence, 2017.

Professional Member and Mentor at Irish Writers Centre (irishwriterscentre.ie/products/one-to-one-mentoring).

Selected for Arts Council NI & Irish Writers Centre XBorders writing project (https://irishwriterscentre.ie/blogs/news).

Winner Irish Writers Centre Novel Fair (http://bit.ly/1nIhW2z).

QQI Special Purpose Award in Training & Development (Distinction).

PUBLICATIONS & AWARDS:

'What You Don't Know', in 'The Broken Spiral', an anthology for Dublin RCC, Nov 2017.

'We Are Still The Foreigners Here', short story for IWC XBorders showcase, 2017.

'Have You Found Luke?', a coming of age novel set in Lisbon and Belfast, winner in Irish Writers Centre Novel Fair, 2016.

'Departures', portfolio for M.Phil., 2015.

'Trap4', short story in 'Thirteen' an anthology by Larne Writers Group, 2015.

‘Red’, short story translated for ‘Troquel’, a Spanish literary journal, 2015.

‘He’s Going Nowhere, Your Son’, broadcast RTE Radio 1 Francis MacManus competition, 2014.

Travel blog ‘Two (Good) Years’ while HelpX volunteering in Portugal and Spain, 2012-13.

‘Wrong Whisky’ in 'The Fish Anthology 2012'​. This story is included on a reading list by Saint Mary's College, California.

WORK IN PROGRESS:

'Beyond The Cobweb Wall', a Young Adult novel.

'Real Fires', a collection of short stories.

COURSE & MENTOR FACILITATION:

Creative writing courses in Dublin & Wexford and one-to-one mentorships ongoing, email for details (fionamkorourke@gmail.com).

Festival workshop facilitator at Write By The Sea, Kilmore Quay Literary Festival, 2016, 2017 (writebythesea.ie/writers/) and Write Time Festival, Fingal Libraries, 2017.

Volunteer creative writing tutor with Fighting Words, Dublin, 2016.

Creative Writing for Beginners, Wexford Library, Jul-Aug 2016.

Creative Writing for Beginners, post-grad students at Innovation Academy, Trinity College Dublin, May-Jun 2016.

Creative writing seminars on 'Wrong Whisky' for Saint Mary's College California tour of Ireland, 2013, 2016.

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