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'Stories for the ear volume 2'

Stories V2


Kildare County Council Arts Service invites applications from writers living in or from County Kildare, to submit a short story to be included in the second volume of ‘Stories for the Ear’

All successful stories will be professionally recorded and uploaded to the Kildare County Council Arts Service website www.kildare.ie/artsservice

Successful writers will:

  • Receive a once off payment of €120 for having their story included.
  • Receive 10 copies of their story on CD for promotion of their work.
  • Have their work showcased on the Kildare Arts Service Website www.kildare.ie/artsservice

How to apply:

Please register your interest in submitting work for the 2010 collection before Tuesday 8th June 2010.


Eoghan Doyle, Kildare County Council Assistant County Arts Officer,Riverbank, Main Street, Newbridge, Co. Kildare.

Tel: 045 448326        Email: ekdoyle@kildarecoco.ie

Web: www.kildare.ie/artsservice


‘Stories for the Ear Volume I’

As part of Kildare County Councils Literature Development Programme, ‘Stories for the Ear’ is an aural showcase of writers from County Kildare. Stories were recorded in the Platform4 Recording Project @ Leixlip Library by professional voice artists.

The 2009 pilot project, curated by Neil Donnelly, was well received.  It included writings from Aidan Higgins, Mae Leonard, Mary O’Donnell, Kate Dempsey, Maria Murphy, John Mac Kenna, Pete Hamilton, Dominic Cogan, Brian Byrne and Eileen Keane.

All 10 stories were then recorded by Des Cave, Ingrid Craigie, Pat Laffan and Deirdre Monaghan.

To listen to the stories recorded in Volume 1 click here.

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