Sue Healy wins playwriting competition

Recent UEA alumna Sue Healy has won the national Sussex Playwrights' Club Annual Competition for her 50 minute radio play 'Shellakybooky', which will be broadcast in Ireland in spring 2012. Earlier this year Sue won the 2011 Highlands & Islands Short Story Association competition for her story ‘The Last of the Shower’. Sue (pictured) graduated from the Creative Writing (Prose Fiction) MA in 2009 and has since also won the 2010 Waterford Annaghmakerrig Award, the 2010 Ted O’Regan Award, and the 2011 Molly Keane Memorial Award. Earlier this year she was highly commended for The New Writer Annual Award, and has been shortlisted on three occasions previously for the Meridian Award and once for the Wells Literary Festival Award. Her fiction has also been published in the ‘New Europe Writers Anthology’, ‘The Moth Literary Magazine’, ‘The New Writer Magazine’ and 'Duality 6, The Anthology'. Sue teaches creative writing in prisons and runs her own creative writing teaching service: www.suehealy.org

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