Our warmest congratulations to Maeve Jane Taggart, the winner of the fourth Eoin Murray Memorial Scholarship. To date, Maeve's creative writing projects have been largely poetry based, with poems collected on the Instagram account @maevejmct. Creative non-fiction writing has lead to the piece 'Sugar-Pilled Love' being shortlisted for the Wow! Women in Writing 2019 Creative Non-Fiction competition and the piece 'A 'Brief' Update on Cork's Attitude to Sexual Assault' being shortlisted for the 'I'll Show You Mine' journals 2019 prize in non-fiction. Creative writing work has been published in two volumes of The Quarryman, Motley Magazine and The Cherry Revolution. Non-fiction and news have been published in The University Express, Shared Future News, Motley and SpunOut.ie. Maeve will be mentored by this years' UCC writer in residence; Eimear Ryan and we look forward to reading her new work.
After reviewing the many talented applications, the final shortlist was as follows:
As always, we would like to thank all students who took the time to enter the scholarship and encourage those of you who did not succeed this year to enter again next year. It is exciting to see interest and applications to the scholarship growing. It is also wonderful to be growing this catalogue of emerging writers.