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Thoughts, rants, and selected writing from Mike Ryan.
It’s been a wild few years inside my head…
First published in UCC’s annual magazine ‘Independent Thinking’ in 2016, which can be read in its original format here: Cónal Creedon Interview, Original. Cork novelist, playwright and documentary maker Cónal Creedon, has been appointed as UCC/Arts Council Writer in Residence at UCC for the current academic year. He tells Mike Ryan about what has inspired his career […]
A Premium Haunting Dan and Mary bought a haunted house.Not really haunted, just haunted enough.Enough that they could make some easy cashby opening a haunted B&B. They cleared out the Victorian pantry,and gutted the eerie children’s play room.They rigged the place with automated ghosts,and upped their nightly rate 90%. Dan accidentally hung himself while hanging […]
I’ve started writing obituaries for fun in my spare time. It’s almost Halloween in this, the year of the ongoing difficulty. Does the above statement really shock you? I’ve become a little bit obsessed with their form and language. How do you even begin to conceive a form aimed at summing up somebody’s life, let […]
Despite being busier than I’ve ever been creatively, I recently realised that I haven’t had a completed piece of work staged in almost 3 years. It’s somewhat cathartic to admit that rather than ignore it as I have been, but I’m still worried. At what point do I stop being allowed to refer to myself […]