Long Story, Short Journal
Readings by Mary Morrissy & Mark Tuthill.
Q&A with founding editor Jennifer Matthews.
7th September at 4pm
Cork Central Library (Grand Parade)
Long Story, Short Journal is edited by Jennifer Matthews, featuring longer short stories of 4000 words or more. New stories are published monthly, and free to read online.
Mary Morrissy is the author of three novels, Mother of Pearl, The Pretender and The Rising of Bella Casey and two collections of stories, A Lazy Eye and most recently, Prosperity Drive. Mother of Pearl, her first novel, was shortlisted for the Whitbread Award (now Costa) and The Pretender and The Rising of Bella Casey have both been nominated for the Dublin Impac International Literary Award. Her short fiction has been anthologised widely and won her a Hennessy Award in 1984. In 1995 she was awarded the prestigious US Lannan Award which honours writers whose work “is of exceptional quality”. She has taught creative writing in the US and Ireland since 2000 and currently teaches on the MA in Creative Writing at UCC. She is a member of Aosdána.
Mark Tuthill lives in Dublin, Ireland. His short fiction has been published by literary journals including The Incubator, Silver Apples and Long Story, Short. He has also been shortlisted for the Cross Pens Short Story Competition, and his work commended by writers John Boyne and Danielle McLaughlin. He has just completed his first novel, The Geography of Chance. Mark has also been writing for the screen for many years, and currently has a feature film in development with the Irish Film Board, while two short films he wrote have been awarded at numerous film festivals, including the BFI London Film Festival by a jury chaired by director, Terry Gilliam. His work has also been optioned by Sprout Pictures, while other TV projects have been under consideration by both the BBC and UTV.
Jennifer Matthews writes poetry and is editor of the Long Story, Short Journal. Originally from Missouri, USA she has been living in Ireland for over a decade, and is a citizen of both countries. Her poetry has been published in, or is forthcoming from Poetry International — Ireland, The Stinging Fly, Mslexia, The Pickled Body, Burning Bush 2, Abridged, Poetry Salzburg, Foma & Fontanelles, and Cork Literary Review. In 2015 she was selected for the Poetry Ireland Introductions Series and a chapbook of her poetry appeared from Smithereens Press. Follow her on Twitter @JenMarieMa