Gerard Beirne will be presenting his paper “A Five Step Approach to Excellence in Creative Writing Instruction” at the CCWWP (Canadian Creative Writers and Writing Programs) 2012 conference – Creative Writing in the 21st Century. A conference dedicated to the study of creative writing pedagogy and the promotion of creative writing standards and practices. Speakers include Joseph Boyden, Tim O’Brien, Nicole Brossard and Erin Moure.
A Sampling of Gerard Beirne’s New Collection, Games of Chance – Salty Ink: A Spotlight on Atlantic Canadian Fiction and Poetry “One of the most prominent Irish transplants now dwelling in Atlantic Canada, Gerard Beirne was quick to root himself here, and foster its writing community…”
Fiddlehead’s Jarman and Beirne on what “Atlantic Canada’s Literary Journal” is up to “Born in 1945, The Fiddlehead, based in UNB’s English Department, is Canada’s longest living literary journal, and honestly, one of the best curated in the country…So I talked to two great guys/writers on the Fiddlehead Fiction Team about all things Fiddlehead, and more…”
Short story, The Script of Hurt, a “close contender” for 2011 Manchester Fiction Prize ($15,000). The second Manchester Fiction Prize was launched in the spring of 2011 and, by the closing date of 12th August, had attracted almost 1,900 entries from 45 countries.
Short Story, A River Too Wide for the Crossing shortlisted for Daily Telegraph (England) short story competition.
Games of Chance: A Gambler’s Manual published by Oberon Press November 2011
“The fine art of mathematics and gambling are the inspiration for Gerard Beirne’s newest collection of poetry, Games of Chance (Oberon Press). Weaving mathematical formulas and scientific lingo into beautifully written verse, Beirne creates a happy union between the arts and science.” – Open Book Toronto
Jurist Malahat Far Horizons Award 2011 Winner Zoey Peterson. “Next Year, For Sure’ is a great title for a very fine story. A worthy winner of the Far Horizons Award for Short Fiction…”