WIT Arts graduate highly commended in UK flash fiction competition

Mary McGrath

Mary McGrath

Highly commended piece 'Handmade boxes and empty milk crates' was part of former WIT English major student's final year thesis

A former student of WIT’s Bachelor of Arts (Hons), Mary McGrath, has had her work listed as one of 12 Highly Commended pieces in the  Flash Fiction category in BareFiction magazine's 2016 international writing competition.

McGrath’s Flash Fiction story, 'Handmade boxes and empty milk crates', has been included as one of 12 Highly Commended in the 2016 Bare Fiction competition in the UK.

Margaret O'Brien, Lecturer in English and Creative Writing at WIT, extended her congratulations to the BA (Hons) graduate who majored in English. “This story was part of Mary's Year 3 Dissertation Portfolio in Creative Writing. The Flash Fiction category in this competition attracted some 500 entries and was judged by writer David Gaffney, so it is quite an achievement for Mary”, she said.

McGrath, who graduated from WIT in 2015 is now doing the Postgraduate Diploma in Teaching in Further Education at WIT.

When she graduates from her postgraduate programme she hopes to teach in the further education sector and finally get a chance to do a lot more writing.

“Personally it is a huge achievement as I have only recently had the courage to submit to magazines and competition. To have a piece recognised, that was part of my final year thesis, when everyone else on the list has been published numerous times makes it even more special,” she said.

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Bachelor of Arts in  Arts (Hons)
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