- 28 May 18
At the presentation ceremony of Hot Press' Write Here, Write Now competition - where second and third level students received awards for their brilliant short stories - Michael D. Higgins praised a new generation of young writers, while also warning that creative writing was " under real threat" in the modern age.
41 finalists took refuge from the warmest day of the year in the beautiful confines of the Irish Writer's Centre in North Dublin today. Coming from different backgrounds across all four provinces, they were united by the fact that their stories had been deemed the best out of thousands, by an expert panel of judges which included Mike McCormack, Rita Ann Higgins, D.B.C Pierre, and Tana French, as well as Hot Press editor Niall Stokes and co-founder of Hot Press, Máirín Sheehy.
Social Media: A Writer's Tale
Over the past few years, Hot Press developed the Write Here, Write Now competition as a vehicle for discovering the best young talent in the country – but even we were surprised by the high calibre and the inventiveness of the entries.