Anne Marie Kennedy, B.A. (1st) English & Celtic Civilization, Masters in Writing, (1st), from NUI Galway.
Her non-fiction was selected for Best American Essays 2016, edited by Jonathan Franzen. She is the winner of the Molly Keane Creative Writing Award 2014 and her play, ‘A Matter of Modesty,’ was awarded second place in the P.J.O’Connor Radio Drama Award 2016. The work was broadcast on RTE Radio 1on July 10thwith Eamon Morrissey in the lead, supported by Bryan Murray, Enda Oates and Frank O’Sullivan. The play took two GOLDS at the New York Festivals, International Radio Awards 2017: Best Scheduled Radio Drama and Best Actor for Eamon Morrissey.
Kennedy’s fiction was shortlisted for Writing.ie, Short Story of the Year 2015. Her prose and poetry has been published in ROPES, Blackheart Magazine, the Colony, theManchesterReview, Irish Times, the SHOp, Boyne Berries, the Galway Review, Irish Central, North West Words and various others in Ireland and the UK.
Anne Marie Kennedy has performed at Boyle Arts Festival, Yeats Society Sligo, InisWriters, Galway Fringe Festival, Shorelines Arts Festival, Baffle Poetry Festival, Cúirt Internal Festival of Literature, Yeats’ 150th anniversary at Thoor Ballylee, Electric Picnic 2015, O’Bhéal Poetry Series, Cork and in the National Concert Hall, Dublin.
As a freelance journalist, she writes for Irish Music Magazine, the Connacht Tribune, Irish Times and RTE Radio.
Anne Marie facilitates creative writing workshops across the genres, teaching fiction, memoir, play writing and poetry.
Her spoken word CD Is That A Galway Accent? comprises the author’s voice reciting previously awarded, broadcast and published essays, prose poems and performance pieces.