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Stories for the Ear. Volume 5 – Workshop in Balitore Meeting House. Friday 1st May. 7.30pm – 9.30pm

Kildare County Council Arts Service invites applications from writers (aged 12 +) living in or from County Kildare, to submit a short story to be included in ‘Stories for the Ear. Volume 5’

Curator of ‘Stories for the Ear’ Neil Donnelly will run a workshop for writers who are interested in contributing. The workshop will take place in Balitore Meeting House, Friday 1st May from 7.30 – 9.30pm.

The workshops will outline the process, theme and competition details for this year’s collection.

Eoghan Doyle, Assistant County Arts Officer ‘Stories for the Ear is an exciting programme in the Arts Service calendar. This year we want to be more involved with the writers who submit and look forward to outlining our plans to you at the upcoming launch and workshop.’

For inspiration you can listen to previous volumes here


Theme for 2015: Spring, Summer or Autumn

Closing date for applications: Friday 5th June 2015 

Successful applicants: Short listed authors will be invited to work with curator Neil Donnelly to refine and edit their story to best fit the medium of spoken word.

Launch: Stories for the Ear. Volume 5 will be launched at the Kildare Readers Festival (15th – 18th October)

Word count: 1500 – 2000  words or 7-10 minutes when spoken / performed. 

The fifth volume of this successful project is an audio showcase of writers from County Kildare. Volume 1 - 4 can be listened to via the link below


‌Successful writers will:

  • Have their story professionally recorded in the Platform4 Audio and Digital Media Studio
  • Receive a once off payment of €120 for having their story included.
  • Have their work showcased on the Kildare Arts Service Website www.kildare.ie/artsservice and Kildare Arts Service’s Youtube channel

How to apply:

Please email (preferred option) or post a copy of your short story to Eoghan Doyle in the Arts Service at the address below, along with a biography and picture of yourself, and your contact information.

Please send applications to:

Eoghan Doyle, Kildare Assistant County Arts Officer,

Riverbank, Main Street, Newbridge, Co. Kildare.

Tel: 045 448326        Email: ekdoyle@kildarecoco.ie

Closing date for applications is Friday 5th June 2015.

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