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 Master of Philosophy (Hons.) in Creative Writing, Trinity College Dublin, 2015.

Winner Irish Writers Centre Novel Fair, 2016 (http://bit.ly/1nIhW2z).

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, 2017 (https://irishwriterscentre.ie/blogs/news).

Creative Writing Facilitator and Mentor. Eight years' experience of workshops, mentoring, reading and critiquing for creative writers.

QQI Special Purpose Award in Training & Development (Distinction), 2017.

Awarded Cill Rialaig writing residency, June 2016.

PUBLISHED:

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

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

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

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

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

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

WORK IN PROGRESS:

'Have You Found Luke?', a coming of age novel set in Lisbon and Belfast, winner in Irish Writers Centre Novel Fair; 'Beyond The Cobweb Wall', a Young Adult novel; 'Real Fires', a collection of short stories.

COURSE & MENTOR FACILITATION:

Creative Writing courses in Clontarf 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/).

Volunteer Creative Writing Tutor with Fighting Words, Dublin, 2016, 2017.

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.

  • Education
    • Trinity College, Dublin