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Another Crannóg poet makes the Forward Book of Poetry.

The poem “Cockle Pickle ” by Rachael Hegarty form Dublin has been highly commended
by the judges in the category of Best Single Poem published either in a newspaper or magazine and will appear in The Forward Book of Poetry 2011.
The poem was published in Crannóg 22.

Crannóg poet selected for Best Australian Poems 2009

David Musgrave’s ‘Phantom Limb’, which appeared in Crannog, has been selected for Best Australian Poems 2009, edited by Robert Adamson.
Check it out at www.blackincbooks.com

Crannóg author in Forward Book of Poetry

The prestigious Forward Book of Poetry for 2010, to be published on National Poetry Day, 8 October 2009,
will include a poem from Crannóg Magazine.
The poem “Along the Coast” by Scottish poet Deborah Moffatt was highly commended
by the judges in the category of Best Single Poem published either in a newspaper or magazine the
previous year.
The poem appeared in Crannóg 18 Summer 2008.

Finalist in Flat Lake Competition
Maureen Gallagher was in the final three at the inaugural Flat Lake poetry competition at The Flat Lake Festival in Clones, organised by writer Patrick McCabe and film-maker Kevin Allen. A long-list of fifteen poets were selected from written submissions to read their poems for the grand finale on Sunday the 26th August. The audience clapometer was used as a guide in shortlisting the fifteen to three which were then judged by a panel of judges. Maureen Gallagher was one of the three finalists out of which the poet, Mary O'Donnell, herself a native of Monaghan, was chosen as the winner.

Sandwriter, writing a novel on line
was a finalist in the blog category in the Irish Digital Media Awards in Dublin on Feb. 1st, the Feile Bríde. The blog was created by Galway Writers' Workshop member Sandra Bunting with the encouragement of the Digital Enterprise Research Institute at NUI, Galway . It consists of writing a novel in instalments and is scattered with original artwork, comments, news, personal photos and information.  It was the only blog devoted to creative writing in the finals.
Sandwriter can be seen at www.sandbunting.blogspot.com ,
The award was won by Blogorrah, set up by journalist and publisher John Ryan of the magazine New York Dogs. (www.blogorrah.com ) Check out these:  Cloudlands, www.johnbreslin.com/blog , Balcony TV, www.balconytv.com

Short-listed for Poetry Now Competition

Galway Writers'workshop member, Maureen Gallagher, has been shortlisted for the 2006 Poetry Now (Dunlaoire Feile Filiochta) poetry competition with her poem "In The Name Of The Father".

Short-listed for Historical Society's Competition

Galway Writers' Workshop member Gerardine Burke was short-listed for the London Historical Society's Historical Short Story Competition. Gerardine's story, Deathly Silence, is set during the Irish War of Independence. There were entries from all over the world and the prizes were presented at the Society's Annual Conference in London on October 21st.

Short-listed for Francis McManus Award

Galway Writers' Workshop member Gerardine Burke has been short-listed for the 2005 Francis McManus Radio Short Story Award. 13 stories out of over 700 entries from Ireland and abroad were selected for the short-list by judges, Dermot Bolger, Colm Toibin, Anne Enright and producer Seamus Hosey. The winning entries were announced at a gala evening in the RTE Radio Centre on Tuesday 15th March at 7pm.

Nominated for Hennessy Award

Galway Writers'workshop member, Maureen Gallagher, has been nominated for  a Hennessy Cognac New Irish Writing Award in Emerging Poetry. In all there were 6 nominations in this category and the winner received a trophy and €1500 at a gala dinner in The Four Season Hotel on 21 April.

Nominated for Mayoral Award

Galway Writers' workshop member, Tony O'Dwyer, has been nominated for a Mayoral Award. These awards are to recognise individuals and groups who serve the community in a voluntary capacity. There are 6 categories and Tony O'Dwyer was nominated in the Arts, Culture and Heritage category.

Reading at International Conference

Two members of Galway Writers' Workshop read recently at the International Association for the Study of Irish Literatures (IASIL) which was held in the National University of Ireland, Galway from Monday 19th July to Friday 23rd July 2004.

On Wednesday Patricia Burke Brogan read from both her plays Eclipsed and Stained Glass at Samhain. This reading generated a lot of interest as it immediately followed the presentation of papers by two American academics, Dr Charlotte Headrick from Oregon State University on Eclipsed and Dr Eileen Kearney of Texas A&M University on Stained Glass at Samhain. See the IASIL website for details and abstracts of the papers.

On Friday Tony O'Dwyer read from his collection OFF GUARD and also from some recently completed work. IASIL attracts academics from North and South America, Europe, Japan, Korea, China. The Conference is held in a different country each year. The Galway conference was the first to feature Irish writers as well as academics and this was a very popular feature with participants.