Molly Keane Writers Retreat

Molly Keane Memorial Creative Writing Award 2011

Waterford County Council’s Arts Office is pleased to announce that the winner of the Molly Keane Memorial Creative Writing Award 2011 is Sue Healy with a short story titled ‘Snailsock’.

A native of Waterford City, Sue is a graduate of the prestigious MA in Creative Writing at UEA.
Sue trained as a journalist in Waterford and subsequently spent eleven years in Budapest, Hungary editing Hungary A.M. and Expat Echo.
During this time, Sue was an active member of the Anglophone literary scene, performing
at the Converging Lines Poetry Festival and also saw her work published in the New European Writers Anthology alongside Imre Kertesz, winner of the Nobel Prize in Literature.
She is also the winner of the 2010 Waterford Annaghmakerrig Bursary for a residency at the Tyrone Guthrie Centre and a recipient of the Ted and Mary O'Regan 2010 Arts Award.
Her stories have been shortlisted and commended in a number of competitions including the New Writer Annual Prose Competition and her short-story Sheila-na-Gig will feature in a forthcoming issue.
Sue currently teaches creative writing in prisons, for which she has designed and authored a specific course. She is editing first novel, ‘Trafadden’.

‘Snailsock is the fourteenth winner of the Molly Keane Creative Writing Award run by Waterford County Council’s Arts Office with support from the Arts Council and by kind permission of the Keane family.
Sue Healy received prize money of €500 and a commemorative scroll at a presentation ceremony at the Immrama Festival, Lismore.