From The Well: hosted by Alex Barclay

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Saturday 8 July 2023

1:00 pm


Bantry Library

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From the Well is the annual short story competition organised by Cork County Library and Arts Service. Twenty stories are shortlisted by Alex Barclay for publication in the From the Well anthology. The winner of the competition, Beth Kilkenny, and two specially commended writers, Patrick Holloway and Terry Kerins, will read their stories in this event hosted by Alex Barclay. Alex is the award-winning author of several bestselling thrillers and a YA novel.

Admission: Free

The winner of the From The Well award is Beth Kilkenny. Special commendations were awarded to three writers Patrick Holloway, Terry Kerins and Inga Balchaites.




Beth Kilkenny

Beth Kilkenny was a recipient of the Words Ireland Mentorship Programme in 2021/22 during which time she worked on a collection of essays and life writing. She has previously been published...

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Patrick Holloway

Patrick Holloway is a prize-winning writer of poetry and fiction. His work has appeared in The Stinging Fly, The London Magazine, Southword, Carve, The Moth, among others. He won the Molly...

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Terry Kerins

Terry Kerins was born in Macroom, Co. Cork. In 2021 she was runner up in the Michael Mullen Charity Fund Flash Fiction Competition. In 2022 she won The Bournemouth Writing...

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Alex Barclay

Alex Barclay is the award-winning author of several bestselling thrillers. She studied journalism in college and went on to work as a journalist and copywriter before writing her first novel, Darkhouse, a Sunday...

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