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Stories for the Ear - Volume 4. Call for submissions

Stories for the Ear - no volume

Kildare County Council Arts Service invites applications from writers (aged 12 +) living in or from CountyKildare, to submit a short story to be included in ‘Stories for the Ear. Volume 4’

The fourth volume of this successful project is an audio showcase of writers from CountyKildare. Volume 1 - 3 can be accessed via the link below


10 stories will be selected as part of the collection.

Five from writers aged 12-21 and five from writers 21+.


To assist writers, Niamh Boyce, author of ‘The Herbalist’ will be delivering workshops throughout the Library Network to offer support and advice on writing a story to be heard out loud. 

During the workshop you will cover

The differences between writing for the reader and writing for the listener.
Beginnings to hook the listener.
Writing convincing characters.
Pacing, tone and voice.
Cutting the flab from your story

Dates and Times

Newbridge: Sat - April 5th - 2.30pm
Leixlip: Sat - April 12th - 3pm
Naas: Sat - April 19th - 2.30pm
Celbridge: Sat - April 26th - 3pm
Kildare Town: Sat - May 10th - 2.30pm
Maynooth Sat - May 24th - 3pm

To guarantee your place please contact the relevant Library branch. Contact details for all Libraries are available here http://www.kildare.ie/library/Library/ 

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) 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.

Closing date for applications is Friday 12th September 2014. 

Please send applications to:

Eoghan Doyle, KildareAssistantCounty Arts Officer,

Riverbank, Main Street, Newbridge, Co. Kildare.

Tel: 045 448326        Email: ekdoyle@kildarecoco.ie

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