On Culture Night 21st September 2012, a Youghal based writer Richard Keane won the Flash Fiction Rapid Fire event for his very short story “The Whether Forecast”. The award, worth €250, sponsored by The Farmgate Café, in The English Market was held in the Triskel Arts Centre, Cork as part of the Cork International Short Story Festival organised by the Munster literature Centre.
Click on the HD video below to see Richard Keane read his award winning short story
This was the first time an award was available in this category of Short Story and highlights the growing interest in Flash fiction as a specific style and form of writing. The Judge for this award was Nick Parker who was also reading from his own independently published “the exploding boy” which was the first independently published collection to be reviewed by The Guardian.
Next for the Youghal writer include the final stages of a predominantly poetry collection called ‘What I Hate About Poetry Books’ and he is close to finishing his own short short story collection. He has also joined the organising committee of the Moby Dick Writing Festival which will be held in Youghal on the June bank holiday weekend of 2013 and would like to hear from other writers in the East Cork, West Waterford area with a view to creating an arts based newsletter supporting local artists of all genres. If interested to hear more contact firstname.lastname@example.org