Students’ success stories

Sean Condon aka ‘Sean Drawn’ (People’s College writing group):

2012, launched graphic novel, Cupid’s Last Arrows

Elaine Gallagher (People’s College writing group):

received funding from the Irish Film Board for a short film she wrote ’An Rinceoir’ which she directed in May 2011 and which premiered at the Galway Film Fleadh in July 2011. Selected for the Torino Film Lab’s Script & Pitch Programme 2010, the only Irish participant that year

‘Camillus John’ (People’s College writing group):

2014, story published in summer issue of The Stinging Fly. 2012, shortlisted for Writing Spirit Award, 2011, shortlisted for RTE Guide/Penguin Ireland short story competition. 2012, Story ‘The Pyjama Girls’ chosen as story of the month by writing4all. 2012, story published in ‘Boyne Berries’, autumn issue.

Maria Kenny (People’s College writing group):

2013, story published in Boyne Berries September. 2011, One of 15 participants selected for Author Rights Agency Writing Course

Angela Power (People’s College writing group):

2011, short story published in Faber anthology of short stories

Karen Bergin (CDVEC writing group):

2012, awarded 2nd prize in City of Dublin VEC Sports and Cultural Council Writing Awards

Susan Condon (CDVEC writing group):

2013: Longlisted RTE Penuin Ireland Short Story Prize. 3rd Prize, Short Story Category, City of Dublin VEC, Writing Awards. 2012: Joint first prize winner of Jonathan Swift award for prose. Winner of  European Week Against Racism poetry competition. Story published on fivestopstory.com.  Longlisted for RTE Guide Penguin Ireland Short Story Prize. 2011: Poem published in The Echo, Oct 27. Story published in Senior Times, Issue 51. 2010: Awarded first prize in City of Dublin VEC Sports and Cultural Council Writing Awards. Placed third in City of Dublin VEC, SCC Writing Awards. 

Doreen Duffy (CDVEC writing group):

2013: Longlisted RTE Penguin Ireland Short Story Prize. 2012: Winner of Jonathan Swift poetry award. ‘My Snow Globe World’ published in The Irish Times, Dec 7. 2011: Shortlisted for International Fish One-Page prize. Poems published in Senior Times Issue 52: ‘Essence of Life’, ‘Mixing Bowl’ and ‘The Box Room’. 2010: Placed second in City of Dublin VEC Sports and Cultural Council Writing Awards, for her poem ‘Repair Winter Hands’. Placed second in Jonathan Swift Writing Awards (Saggart Heritage and Arts Centre), for her poem ‘Eastern Promise’

Paul Grattan (CDVEC writing group):

2013, awarded memoir prize in City of Dublin VEC Writing Awards 

Michael Judd (CDVEC writing group): 

2012, awarded joint 3rd Prize, City of Dublin VEC Sports and Cultural Council Writing Awards

Ann Nugent (CDVEC writing group):

2014 & 2013, awarded 3rd prize, poetry category, City of Dublin VEC Writing Awards 

Trish Nugent (CDVEC writing group):

2013: Memory piece published in Irelands Own.  2013/12/11: Several of my short plays and monologues were performed by ‘Scene Stealers’ drama group at ‘Rua Red’ theatre in Tallaght.  2013/11/10: Several poems published in Tallaght Echo.  2012: First prize for poetry in Bealtaine writing competition.  2012: Memory piece published in Irelands Own. 2013/11/10: Several Poetry pieces published in In Tallaght magazine.  2011: Two memory pieces published in Irelands Own.  2011: Poem for Bloomsday contest published in The 22 Magazine N.Y.  2011: Represented Platform One writers group for Social Inclusion Week at the Civic Theatre, Tallaght, performing own monologue.  2011: Highly commended for poetry in Bealtaine writing competition.  2010:  Memory piece published in In Tallaght magazine.  2010: Highly commended for poem in CDVEC writing awards.  2010: Third prize for poetry in Bealtaine writing competition.

Simon Community writing group:

Book of writings from participants

7 thoughts on “Students’ success stories”

  1. Loved your Creative Writing Classes in Crumlin College, Valerie – a great way for beginners and improvers to sharpen their writing skills and get constructive feed-back.

    Looking forward to this page expanding as more of your students have even more success stories to tell . . .

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  2. Hi Valerie,
    just checking in to your blog. I love the class in People’s College. I am beginning to feel unblocked!
    Marja

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  3. You were my first creative writing teacher Valerie. You were always so encouraging and helpful. I have happy memories of classes in Crumlin college 😁

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