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Paul Mcveigh & Guests at Brooks Hotel

Born in Belfast, Paul began his career as a playwright before moving to London where he wrote comedy shows, which were performed at the Edinburgh Festival and in London’s West End. Moving into prose, his short stories have been published in anthologies & literary journals and read on BBC Radio 3, 4 & 5. ‘Hollow’ was shortlisted for Irish Short Story of the Year at the Irish Book Awards in 2017.

Paul has taught creative writing in numerous international venues as well as acting as a judge for prizes including the Edge Hill Short Story Prize, the Seán Ó Faoláin International Short Story Prize and the International Dylan Thomas Prize. He reviews for The Irish Times where he also interviews authors including Garth Greenwell and George Saunders.

We are excited to welcome Paul Mcveigh and his guests to Brooks Hotel this October for two special events. 

Host Paul McVeigh will be talking to literary guests including Bailey's and Encore Prize-winner Lisa McInerney, critically acclaimed novelist Gavin Corbett and Eilis Ni Dhuibhne who received the Irish Pen Award for an Outstanding Contribution to Irish Literature and a Hennessy Hall of Fame Award for Lifetime Achievement. 

You’ll find out what competition judges and journal editors look for in a short story and how to avoid the rejection pile. You’ll write a short piece and get feedback on that crucial story opening. In a form where every word counts, get tips on staying focused on your story and where to start the action. You’ll also look at submission opportunities; how to find them and where you should be sending your stories.

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