This third Anthology of Original Writing from Ireland’s Own includes 40 short stories and memories pieces from the latest annual writing competitions run by Ireland’s leading family magazine, supported by Dublin self-publishing company Original Writing.
This collection reveals again the level of untapped writing talent there is out there just waiting to be discovered, with contributions from South Africa, Switzerland, France, England and sixteen Irish counties.
These stories touch on many aspects of Irish life from the 1940s up to the present day, told with pathos, nostalgia and a dash of humour, while the memories recalled here of old time storytellers, family and friends to collecting pig swill in Dublin city, will resonate with many people. Some of the writers have appeared in print before, but for others this may be a first step on the road to a literary adventure.
Foreword by Patricia Scanlan - International Bestselling Author
I am honoured to have been invited by Ireland’s Own to write a Foreword to this new anthology of short stories and memory pieces.
I would like to congratulate all the writers who have had their work selected for this prestigious book and I commend Ireland’s Own for their continued support and commitment to new Irish writers.
Telling stories is in our lifeblood. The tradition of the seanchaí is ingrained in us and it is why we have so many wonderful writers in every genre.
It is a very special moment to see your work in print. All the hours spent thinking, writing, editing, rewriting, polishing the last draft until you can do no more, are worth every second for that unique feeling of achievement when you see your words on the page.
I would encourage each and every one of you to keep writing, whether it’s with a view to being published, or just for your own private pleasure and entertainment. Let the words flow, let the stories flow. Hold on to your dreams and make them a...